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  1. WOW some lovely images there. Does anybody use it for regular photography too or just astro?
  2. I was going to get a 1100d with the money I recently had for my birthday but after having to then spend over £100 on tickets to take my sons to watch the wrestling I am now short again on funds. I have also now been looking into a second hand 450d but am just wondering are they any good or would i be better to wait and save a bit more for a new 1100d? Thanks Marc.
  3. thanks folks, at least i aint missed it.
  4. According to the mag it was due to be on bbc1 on 5th @ midnight but the Super Bowl was on the repeated on bbc4 tonight but no sign there or on bbc2 on saturday afternoon. I have looked with no luck on iplayer but nothing once again! Have I missed a something here and it has been on or what???
  5. Saturn for me too! once again the first thing i saw other than the moon. Jupiter is wonderful to view too but those rings are simply out of this world.
  6. With the range of eps you have at the moment and a barlow on the way I don't think a zoom would be of that much use to you as you'd just be doubling up on what you have. if you were going to go fora zoom I would say only go for the baader as it will give you a bit more quality and the price aint that bad for the piece of kit you get. I have the baader mk3 and that is all i use now until i can afford to replace that with fixed length hyperions. BUT THEN AGAIN WHAT DO I KNOW
  7. I have just finished installing windows 7 so can dual boot now on my macbook, very straightforward to do and has made software options a lot easier. just need to get myself a camera now and I can start to do some basic imaging.
  8. some of my favourite pics are on my i phone either pointed into ep or just pointed to the sky. there was a lovely moonrise with jupiter right next to it over the sea front whilst on holiday in turkey this year, not a amazing picture but i like it and brings back some great memories.
  9. My first scope was a celestron astromaster 114, still have it upstairs. used a little bit of my redundancy money to get it as had always wanted a telescope but never been able to buy myself one. great little scope to learn with.
  10. Just a heads up that I found a pair of boots in matalan today that had a fleece sort of lining in them that seemed really really warm, the kind of thing that may help to keep the old tootsies warm on a late winters night out observing. made sure the wife realised i was paying them lots of attention so hope to see them in my stocking with some ski socks if not will be heading back myself. And at only £22 seemed value for money.
  11. Thanks, I'm gonna go down the dual boot option i think. friend who's a bit of a whiz on the computers is gonna help get it all sorted. looks like the best option all around.
  12. Im sure telrad wasn't trying to be sarcastic ( although he can correct me if I'm wrong ), thats the problem with typing something instead of saying it can't always tell how its meant to be said. If there is one thing I have found on here is that people don't judge you by the equipment you have just respect your enthusiasm for the hobby. We all start somewhere and as already said as long as your happy thats all that counts, any kit is better than no kit i would say. Enjoy your scope and try to get the best possible results you can from it and thats all that matters.
  13. Ive been thinking of getting a new 1100d as thats my sort of price range but to be honest I have also had a look at second hand 100d and 400d ones and are coming in a fair bit cheaper so may go for one of those and save a bit of cash for any extras to have to buy. out of the 400 and 1000 which one is better for astro?
  14. Thats great quatermass, some great straightforward instructions there just what I like.
  15. Ahh I'm just looking into the software options as I'm on a mac now and don't know what works with this. Am thinking of getting photoshop or the other option I have been thinking about is dual booting windows on here. Can you save the subs to sdcard and then transfer to laptop or do should you run direct through the laptop, just whilst starting I'm thinking as sure that when more serious will include a lot more kit then.
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