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  1. Found it very helpful and amusing Just my sort of teaching style.
  2. Ahh, thanks. the photo of it in place makes it look much more suitable. I had seen them on FLO but I wasn't convinced it would work with a compact camera.
  3. I just held it to the ep, but I found that quite tricky so I'll definitely be trying to think of ways to make it easier/find an adapter. I'd like to try taking video with it and play around with some stacking software, but the holding it still at the ep problem needs solving first. Are there such things as adapters for compact cameras?
  4. I got my first real look at M42 tonight, so I wish you luck too! A beautiful grey blob it is indeed, and the inner stars are like treasure.
  5. It's pretty poor here too, so I spent most of this evening gazing at the moon. I managed a quite peek at M42 too. Wimped out early and decided to get warm.
  6. Well I know it isn't great but I'm fairly happy with my first attempt. Taken with a Panasonic Lumix and SW 130mm Newt, 25mm ep. It's a new camera, I'm not at all experienced with photography or photoshop, so this is going to be a steady learning curve. Anyway, here it is, constructive criticism very welcome (fingers crossed, I'm not sure I even know how to attach an image!)
  7. I'm about to order some Baader film. This may be a silly question, but does it come with instructions for making up a filter? Obviously this isn't something I can get wrong, I like my eyes.
  8. Hi everyone, I'm a bit late to wish a happy Christmas, so perhaps a happy new year instead! I got a new camera and I bagged myself a laptop in the sales, so I'm hoping to start doing some basic imaging.
  9. Just thought I'd jump in here too. It's a huge shame that the OU is having to put its fees up, but if you feel like giving it a go, the time is now! If you register as working towards a qualification (Cert HE, Dip HE or BSc) in time then your fees are protected at the current level, which when combined with the fact that OUSBA exists (a very easy to use, low interest loan system to pay monthly for your fees) is quite affordable. I signed up for Introducing Astronomy as a hobby module, found I had a real thirst for learning and now I have plans to take my studies as far as I can. I finally feel like I'm forging myself a path and I have some sort of career plan. I love the OU Lee, I know your excitement! I'm waiting for my materials to be sent to me for my next module.
  10. Hi Leigh, welcome aboard from a fellow Northants newb.
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