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wallis23

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  1. I was just wondering, what would capture the best image - a 10 minute single exposure photo, say, or 10 1 minute exposures stacked together? Or would they both give the same results? Also, is there any point in doing a 1 hour single exposure photo? (if it's possible.) Is there a usable limit of exposure time? Questions apply to planetary and DSOs so if one is different than the other then please comment... Thank you.
  2. Ok, i might be wrong but i think i read somewhere that because there's such a low demand for telescopes, telescope shops tend to sell their 'scopes for a much higher price than what you can find them for on the 'net for the same model. Your best bet would be to go to a shop to look at a 'scope then buy the one you want online. But again, i might be wrong, but i'm sure i heard that...
  3. I'm REALLY sorry, i've just checked my last post on imaging advice and was reminded of a primer someone helpfull gave me a link to that i forgot to comeback to. This link seems to answer my questions so this topic can be deleted if wished. Sorry. Must pay more attention!! lol.
  4. First off i apoligiza if this has been covered before, or is in the wrong section. Now.... I'm interested in Astrophotography and was wondering what i would need, and how to set it up. I have a digi-cam that has CCD written on it, actually it says "Super CCD" - (ooohhh. lol.) Anyway, i take it this is a camera i need? What else do i need? (Apart from a motor drive.) This is a bit of a noob question, but when i'm taking pictures do i need a laptop, and does the image, before taking the 'snap', appear on the laptop's screen? Also, i havn't really checked yet, but i'm assuming i can somehow set up my camera to take 'X' seconds of exposure? Incase it matters, here's some specs of the camera so you knowledgable types can tell me if it's going to be of any use... It's a "Fujifilm FinePix Super Mega Pixlels CCD (F601Zoom)" It has 3X optical zoom, and f=8.3-24.9mm. (I'm assuming that's the focal length?) Sorry for all the questions, but i'm sure they're no match for your big brains! Many thanks in advance for the replies. Shaun.
  5. Yep, that's the exact one i purchased. Believe it or not the bad news is actually good news, because now i know for sure i want a different 'scope. Thanks for all the replies.
  6. Ok confession time. As the heavens opened up the other day i had the pleasure of taking my 'scope out for a short while. And must confess that after viewing Saturn properly, no, i can't make out the gap between the rings and the Planet. (I didn't use the 2x Barlow but had a stepless zoom ep and went from 24mm - 8mm.) The view of the Moon is awesome though! I have taken a few decent pics of the Moon with a digi-cam, just putting it to the ep, but i'm never going to get any decent pics of anything except the Moon, especially DSOs with this 'scope am i?, even with the correct equiptment... As my mirror is concave, does that mean the mirror isn't very good, and not worth saving, as i plan to build my own telescope in a couple of years time. Maybe less, depends how quick i pick everything up... Sorry, i've asked this question before but didn't get the response i was looking for. Are standard length 'scopes generally better than 'short tube' 'scope? Am i to understand that every 'short tube' 'scope has a 'corrector lens'? (Sorry for such noob questions...) (Sorry for the amount of questions aswell...)
  7. Well, they now think the Big Bang, and thus our Universe, came from this 'Multi-verse.' The real question is; Where did the Multi-verse come from? That's what makes my head hurt. And the fact that if there is/ was a creator, where did s/he/ it come from? Sometimes i wonder if we'll ever figure it out. Maybe we're no meant to...
  8. Excellent. Thanks for clearing that up.
  9. Wow, i'll have to try that. Does that apply to Solar System objects aswell? Thanks for your reply, it's really cleared things up. Thanks to everyone else who's replied aswell.
  10. Forgive me for being dumb, but i'm still very new to all of this. I just wondered, these photos, are they what you see through your EPs? Surely the detail isn't this good through the EP? Is the magnification the same though? Thanks for your understanding. P.S. Same goes for DSOs.
  11. Please forgive me for being dumb, but are these true colour photos? Same goes for all the pics on this forum. Do some people add colour in photoshop, or whatever? Thanks.
  12. Hi. I'm not sure if i can request photos here, so if i can't, Mods, please feel free to delete. I know this is a big ask, but i wondered if someone would be kind enough to post a pic of Andromeda and our 2nd closest Galaxy. Incedently, what is the name of our 2nd closest Galaxy? A billion thanks in advance to anyone who is brave enough to try and photograph the 2nd closest galaxy, and indeed even Andromeda. Thanks! P.S. I won't be at all disappointed if no one wants to photograph the targets i've requested, just thought i'd ask... Thanks.
  13. Thanks for that. I'll look it up now. I'd also like to recommend a book called Alpha and Omega - The Search For The Beginning And The End Of The Universe. It's a great book but has to be read twice to fully understand it. Well i did anyway. LOL.
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