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About Leebert

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  1. Thanks for the links. I check a few out once I know where I will be located. Many thanks.
  2. Hi all, I'm due to be spending some time near the North East of The Dales at some point soon and I was thinking of taking the Star Adventurer and doing some imaging / observing. It's not the ideal time of year but the skies have got to be better than those between London and Gatwick! Are there some good (dark and safe) sites that I should have on my to do list please? Many thanks.
  3. Thanks for all the replies. Some food for thought there. Unfortunately not as all my Nikon lenses have electronic irises. I need to use a completely manual lens. Not a daft question at all. It's a JTW Ultimate modified and cooled 1100D. There are no contacts on it to use as they were removed during the modification process. They don't make it anymore but it is similar to the modified 700D here: http://www.jtwastronomy.com/products/ultimate.html Good looking images there. Thanks for the links. The 50mm f1.4 looks good for the money.
  4. Thanks for the replies. I have just ordered a Canon / M42 adapter and will have a look around for secondhand M42 lenses
  5. I'm looking to do some wide field astrophotography with a modified Canon 1100D but I haven't got any lenses for it as I normally use it with a scope. The only mount I have currently is a Star Adventurer so I am thinking of using a lens of around 50 to 100mm or so in focal length The camera no longer has the lens contacts so it has to be manual focus and manual aperture. I'm a Nikon user generally so am not familiar with Canon lenses. Does anyone have any lens recommendations that might suit please? I am after something relatively inexpensive too. Thanks. Lee
  6. Be great to meet up but alas no car at the minute so I'll be observing in the sodium glow of the back garden
  7. Sorry Guys, we're going to have to pull out of this one. Mum had a fall and broke her arm yesterday so we'll be at the hospital instead
  8. If it stays on Wednesday, Mrs Leebert and I should get there around 1900 - 1930. We will eat there as well I expect. We can't make any other day this week unfortunately.
  9. Look forward to it. See you there
  10. Happy New Year all! I'm up for a pub meet next week. I can do Monday or Wednesday. The compasses is fine with me too but happy to go with the flow...
  11. Hi Guys, Can't make this week as I'm at a star Party on the Isle of Wight. Hope to catch up with you all soon
  12. Hi All, Long time no see... Can't do tonight as I am working nights I'll be up for an RC session some point soon though. Cheers, Lee
  13. I would really like to but can't Typical if it's going to be clear tonight - I've only had the scope out 2 or 3 times in 6 months and I'm going mad!
  14. Hi there, I used the astronomy shed video to align mine on an heq5. I am assuming it is the same adjustment method using tiny hex head grub screws. It took me a loooong time to get it right. There was a lot of adjusting it a bit and then finding that I had made it a bit worse rather than a bit better! However, I did get there eventually. For me, it was a case of small moves and a fair bit of patience. It took pretty much a whole afternoon but I'm very glad I did it. Best of luck! Cheers Lee
  15. It was great to meet new faces and catch up with others too It was an excellent night for observing with quite few objects in the bag... Andromeda galaxy; Triangulum galaxy; Veil nebula; crescent nebula; Ring nebula; Uranus; Jupiter; Kemble's cascade; Double cluster. There's probably 1 or 2 more that have slipped my mind too. If I was in the back garden, I wouldn't thought to look for half of these objects. I also wouldn't have seen some but did thanks to a fellow observers 14" dob and an OIII filter - thanks for that (apologies, I have forgotten your name) It's what makes meeting up as a g
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