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Johnny Thunder

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  1. Is this the one you are pointing me to olly: Skywatcher - Skywatcher EQ5 PRO Synscan GOTO If so then that is not too much more cost so I could cope with that. Initially I do not want to take on the extra expense of guiding so it will be mount, camera and lenses. I may also consider throwing a little extra in and purchasing a telescope for DSO's. I would really appreciate some guidance on these decisions because it is now starting to get very confusing. Thank you.
  2. Cheers everyone for your advice. More thinking and googling is required.
  3. Do you think it would be wise to consider the Astrotrac rather than the EQ3 Ron?
  4. Hi everyone. I am considering having a go at imaging. I would initially be using my camera which is a Nikon D300. I was also considering buying this to mount it on: Skywatcher - Skywatcher EQ3 PRO Synscan GOTO Would this give me a decent base from which to start? Would I be ok using a lens such as the 300mm f4, or would I be wiser investing in a refractor scope? Thank you.
  5. Thanks for your reply Matt. Is the EQ6 Pro Syncscan my best option, or would it be worthwhile considering a new scope/mount combo? If I do go for the EQ6, how much extra would I have to spend on other equipment etc. to get myself up and running. BTW, you can see the vast improvement in your imaging in such a short space of time.
  6. Hi everyone. As per title, I am considering having a go at imaging. I am basically after any advice and opinion on how I could possibly go about it. To start, I will be using my dslr which is a Nikon D300. I also have my old Canon 350D which could be used. At the moment we only have one scope, the Skywatcher Skyliner 250PX Dobsonian. Could you give me your opinions on what you think would be my best route, whether it is a mount for the current scope, or a new scope and mount combination. Also, what would realistically be achievable with these combinations? Would I be limited to Lunar and Plane
  7. Hi everyone. I'm hoping you guys can tell me, is now the right time to be watching for the Perseid meteor showers? If so, where in the sky do we need to look, and what exactly are we looking for? Thank you.
  8. Thanks Steve. My daughter is the real driving force behind wanting to try imaging, but I think we are going to have to wait a while. Maybe we will start with quick snaps of the Moon for now. Thank you all for your advice.
  9. Thank you for your replies guys. I will have a look into what you have advised. John.
  10. Hi everyone. I am considering having a go at imaging, but will probably be basic at first. At the moment, we have a Skyliner 250px Dob. Also, an unmodded Canon 350D. What sort of images could I realistically hope to achieve with this camera, and the mount? What sort of imaging could I hope to achieve if I were to splash out on, say a EQ6 Pro? And, finally, with the mount being that expensive, would I be wiser to invest the same amount of money in a mount and scope combo that would be more suitable for imaging, and also giving a better future upgrade path. Thank you. John.
  11. Thanks for all the advice. I guess I need to get the connector, and give it a go. I have a feeling that I am about to start down a path that is going to cost. John.
  12. Kevin, do you mean use it on autofocus? If so, what do I do with the telescope focuser? Thank you. John.
  13. Thank you for all the replies, they are extremely helpful. Could you tell me, is it difficult to focus it through the viewfinder on the camera, and is there a way of actually doing it by monitoring my laptop. I have seen laptops used in lots of members pictures, but I think they may all be using webcams. Thank you. John.
  14. Thanks Ian and Mark. Sorry to keep bugging, but would I leave the lens on the camera?
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