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About DazC

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  1. This is my first attempt using a Skywatcher 250px and a smartphone on a smartphone holder. The Orion nebula. D.C
  2. This would be for shots of the moon and the sun Olly so no long exposures needed. D.C
  3. Sorry Olly, my mistake. I'm using a Nikon D80 with a 50mm lens. No mount or motors. D.C
  4. What is the longest single exposure time I can get away with for a constellation image without having elongated stars? Thanks. D.C
  5. Can anyone tell me what I would need to attach my Nikon D80 to the focuser on my telescope please? Thank you. D.C
  6. My home made solar filter. It has made my whole setup twice as useful! D.C
  7. Thanks Dave and Ibbo!, some great links there. D.C
  8. Thank you for your fast reply Floater. I'll have a look at the websites you mentioned. I'm sure I'll have fun getting my head around solar observing.......then comes the imaging! D.C
  9. I'm new to solar observing so I'm just trying to find out a few things. Like; Do all sun spots have an ID number /name? Where do I find out which one is called which? How fast does the sun rotate? (What I mean by that is, how fast will I see the position of a sun spot move in relation to the limb of the sun's disk if I move away from the scope and then return to it?). I know that's a lot of info to ask in one post so I'll say sorry in advance! D.C
  10. Cracking images there Daz. What equipment did you use? I've just been looking at those sun spots myself in white light. First light for my solar filter. D.C
  11. Thank you v. I thought as much, just wanted to ask someone with more experience. D.C
  12. Just a quick one really. I built a solar filter at the weekend but have not yet had the chance to use it. Will I be able to see solar proms or nor in white light or would I need to be using a h-alpha filter? Thanks. D.C
  13. I've been there a few times myself Gareth, for various reasons. I start making excuses up in my head for not wanting to get the scope out. I last used my scope in January, the time before that was six months all but two days before then! Since the last time I used my scope I have purchased some solar filter film and I'm going to make a filter so I can do some solar observing. I'm thinking that hopefully this will inspire me to start nighttime observing again (hopefully). D.C
  14. About a week ago, I ordered some baader astrofilm from FLO. Yesterday I just happened to look at my emails and saw that I had one from FLO saying that the astrofilm was out of stock and would be for two weeks and did I still want the order? When I tried to reply to the email, it wouldn't let me, so I left it and thought I'd just have to ring them and sort it out. This afternoon however; I put the TV on and saw it was space weekend on Quest! Sweet! I'd not been watching TV for more than five minutes when.....what should drop through the letter box? It was only my
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