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About valefor

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  1. Ah. I did watch it on bbci player and yes that star. Must of not noticed the air date. Sorry guys for the false hope
  2. Chris lintott just said at the end of sky at night that they are not on next month to make way for srargazing live. Im very confused now
  3. Oddsocks (love that name) that was everything i needed to hear. I think after reading that i will persist and try to get into a darks flats bias routine. I do have a perminant setup so its not to bad for setup time. I am short of an efw but if i need to take flats of every filter then while im there i can change the manual fw anyway. The main thinking behind the 1600mc was also to get a few planets out of it but tbh ive always wanted to give the 224mc a go as they sound like the chicken dinner. Plus they have the 150° lens. Thanks again for the post. I am going to save it for offline reading too. Dave
  4. Quite possible. Your mind mite have gotten set in its ways
  5. I found it helpfull to keep both eyes open. Then you can see the finders crosshairs and the area of sky your looking at. Dont forget its all a trick of the brain. Even tho it looks like the image is going up the crosshairs are going down. Its all in the mind
  6. I too wanted to not have rails. My first obsy 11x6 had a pinicle roof that rolled on scaffold poles. Very strong but ugly as sin. When i moved and decided no rails i came up with this idea. Flattened the roof and put it on an angle. Reinforced the shed more and fitted removable posts. The original plan was to also fit removable rails but it wasnt needed as the roof is quite manageable as it is.
  7. There isnt much noise tbh. Im happy with the quality of the images and if i was after just mono id be chuffed. Especially with the ha filter. Its just when i try to make it colour it all goes wrong. This is my ha shot the other day. 12x10mins
  8. The bench i mentioned was just to take the weight of the roof off of the shed. My roof was wood and felt. It weighed alot and after a while i could see where having it down was starting to bend and break the wood of the shed i had then. So having a bench for it to sit on while down took the weight off the shed. If yours isnt that heavy it shouldnt be a problem. Yours looks alot nicer than mine did. Ive since shrunk it from 11x6 to 6x6 and its now alot better. Plus i used alot of fence posts for reinforcement
  9. No i didnt get a chance. But tbh im not so worried about the noise as ive come from dslr so im used to it. Lol. Its the colours that are really bothering me. The colours i get just look completly wrong. But yes i should take the time to do the flats and bias.
  10. How much does each side weigh? The obsy mite not like so much weight to be hanging off of both sides. Ever opened a packet of crisps. Maybe concider having a bench either side for the roof to sit on. Mine is only 6x6 but i made it a tilt roof so the whole thing can roll off as one. Quite heavy tho. A friend of mine has a 7x7 pinicle roof and he lifts his off one side at a time. Making it alot lighter.
  11. That is alot of thought and planning going into this. Its looking amazing. My ror is just a converted shed which i reinforced with fence posts and interior walls. My pier is a 150mm pipe sunk 70cm under and 1.3m above ground with a steel rod sunk a further 50cm under in the centre of the concrete. The only adivce id leave here is make sure you run your power and network cables early in the build. Its not easy getting them to where you want them when there is a whole building in the way. Dave
  12. then i must be doing something drastically wrong. here is a link to my last session of imaging https://we.tl/Bg4utXfWqt the folder contains the whole session. raw lrgb, stacked lrgb and my final image. (that sucks). also word of warning the blue has a satellite crossing. i also had a go at bicolour ha and 03. i dont think my o3 filter was up to it because it flaired. ha looked good tho. albeit in bw https://we.tl/4DVV3fVpGr
  13. Which one would you go for if you had an ed80 and liked to dab into planets but the main targets are dsos small and large. I have the atik but not getting along with it. Im happy with the fov but im hating the rgb prosessing and it has sapped all the fun out of this once loved hobby. So hoping a osc will refire it. Any comments with be apreciated
  14. A modded 1000d with a 18-55 stock lense is a nice start. An eq mount would soon follow. But thats just milky way shots. As already said it is a well that you will be pouring money into. First the telescope for deep sky objects. Then thats it. You will want a better mount. Better telescope. Then better camera. And you will be upgrading forever. But you gotta start on the ladder somewhere. If you do go for a modded dslr you mite want to factor in a cls filter too if you live in light pollution. But a cheap dslr and eq mount is a nice start. My friend started on a budget like yours. Started with a modded 1000d and an eq1 motorised mount. He now has a eq6 and a refractor. As i said. Money well. Either way. I hope you enjoy your journey. The universe is yours for the viewing. Clear skies Dave
  15. This is the path i took on both my piers. http://m.skyatnightmagazine.com/feature/how-guide/how-build-back-garden-telescope-pier Tho i went 70cm deep with my tube. Mine is a 150mm waste pipe too and i did a 3.1 ballast and cement mix. The first one went up 5 years ago and only came out because i moved. Took 4 men to get it out again. Lol Dave
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