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shirva

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About shirva

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  1. Fantastic results for David and Robert.
  2. Software wise you could look at backyard nikon and astrotoaster
  3. The skywatcher evostar ed80 is a very good option
  4. That's the the thing with our side of the hobby anything goes and no wrongs just opinions,, if it's what you like,, how can it be wrong
  5. I would be no 6 if I got my act together lol,, night vision is fantastic and came a long way,, von,, has done a fair bit to promote it on astronomy forums,, I think it will grow like the way video astronomy evolved,, slowly. I have the cascade tube and had it working, but wanted it as a unit to go on a dslr,, 3d printed parts,, but found I needed a focus assembly to get focus on different objects,,,, maybe get back into it,,, it's true video astronomy
  6. Getting hung up on equipment mate,, and stuck in an astrophotography mind set,, Gear I have is varied,,and I use it all depending on what I want to see,, Mounts,, heq5 pro,, eq3 Pro, azgti,, star adventurer,, allview,,, Telescopes,, Skywatcher explorer 200pds, evostar ed80, esprit ed80 Cameras,, canon 600d, canon 450d modded,, zwo asi178 mc,, qhy5lii colour, watec 902H. Software.. Backyard eos,, sharpcap Pro, asi studio,, astrotoaster It's about what you want to do with it,, unlike astrophotographers who may use a dslr and watch a blank screen for five minutes,, we watch live views or near live views when we stack our images,, it's all about techniques and every one of us have our own technique to capture what we like best,,, Some may be into planetary,, so a telescope with a high f number,, Deep sky,, now this can come down to using using existing equipment and using focal reducers to make the scope faster and give a bigger fov. The evostar ed80 is a great scope and with its 0.85 focal reducer / flatner is ideal,, lot of us like small fast wide field set ups But if you can go to a nice big celestron with hyperstar,, then you have a large aperture and super fast scope.... Some of us just use the equipment for live viewing and don't even capture images,,,
  7. Lol,, think video astronomy,, this is where it stemmed from,, and some of still regard it as that,,, but we're not dinosaurs we move with the times and technology,, EEVA,, what is it,, it's a very easy going part of astronomy,, combining most elements,, visual EEVA, to view the dark skies using a camera and monitor in live or near live time,, It's also short exposure live imaging,, whether you stack it or not,, How long is too long and would it then be classified as astrophotography,,, thing is,, who cares,, it's a hobby,, can I use my astrophotography kit,, of course you can,, most of us probably have pretty much similar equipment,, Think of video astronomy as easy going, no rules,, no pressure in doing thing's by the book,,,,,, it got ripped up and burnt years ago,, One thing,, that doesn't change,,, no one scope does it all
  8. I've always went with the motto,, everything goes in video astronomy,, if it works for you,, go ahead and do it,
  9. What about a mini guide scope,, orion mini for example
  10. I don't get your meaning,,, twin scopes,, would require double saddle or stacked scopes,, a second dovetail fitted to the top of first scopes mount rings.. Is usually the way to go,
  11. Skywatcher evostar ed80 and 0.85 reducer
  12. Hot water r bottle,, get some heat into it,, and try what tried previously
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