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About andy77

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  1. Well I'm buying a Skywatcher Heq5 pro goto mount, just wondered if it's worth buying the standard variant or the rowan upgraded variant. Thoughts please, buying new from FLO
  2. We've decided on our imaging setup for DSO's, but we're now looking for a portable setup to use? Something thats not to cumbersome and we can put in car to take out with us. Our imaging setup will consist of a sw esprit 100ed and and eq6 R Pro, but don't fancy lugging this around when on travels. Portable setup needs to be able to do imaging as well as visual if possible. Any advice on a setup and sample images etc Thankyou Andy
  3. We've decided on our imaging setup for DSO's, but we'd also like a scope for planetary visual and imaging, we've upted for the sw esprit ed100 for imaging but not sure it would be up to the job for planetary due to the shortish focal length. Any advice on a scope for planetary/lunar visuals imaging and recording, my partner loves the up close vids image's of this subject and wants to do this,the reason were looking for a 2nd scope. Any advice and sample images/ vids is appreciated. Thankyou
  4. a dslr, currently have a canon 5d mk3, 7d, 600d
  5. Has anyone imaged the moon with this scope and can supply images for us to see what its capable of, or similar size refractor as the ed80 esprit @ 400mm focal length. Thank you
  6. Thankyou Also looking at this as a guide scope https://www.firstlightoptics.com/guide-scopes/sky-watcher-evoguide-50ed-guidescope-zwo-asi120mm-bundle.html
  7. What would be your recommendation regarding mount Waldemar?
  8. Would the Skywatcher Heq5 Pro Goto Mount be suitable for this scope? Thanks for all the recommendations and info so far
  9. Hi mike This scope will be mainly for imaging/astrophotography Thanks
  10. Good evening guy's A short follow up question from yesterdays post regarding our new setup which we are going to purchase soon. We've been looking at this scope as mentioned in previous post. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-evostar-80ed-ds-pro-outfit.html But we've now been looking at this scope? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/esprit-professional-refractors/skywatcher-esprit-ed-80-pro-triplet.html We would really appreciate some feedback on these 2 scopes and the pro's and con's for both, and which in your opinions would be the better option? Many Thanks Andy & Sarah
  11. We would like to control it all by computer/laptop Thankyou
  12. As im a photographer currently use a canon 5d mk3 a canon 7d and canon 600d Thankyou
  13. Hi Guys My Partner & myself are looking into a setup for Astrophotography Imaging and Visual. We've been advised by many that the Skywatcher ED80 Evostar mounted on a Heq5 Pro Synscan would be the way to go. We also want a Guide scope to improve tracking etc. We would really appreciate some advice into your recommendations regarding gear and info on all the gear that we would need to get going. So far this is the list of equipment that we've been advised on if there's anything missing or anything that you think we need please feel free to advise us. Will also need advice on adapters for attaching our dslr to scope etc. So what we're looking for is everything from start to finish. https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-evostar-80ed-ds-pro-outfit.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/skywatcher-heq5-pro-synscan.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/guide-scopes/sky-watcher-evoguide-50ed-guidescope-zwo-asi120mm-bundle.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-85x-reducer-flattener-for-ed80.html We would really appreciate all your input and also if any of you have any images we could see from this setup we'd love to see what this setup is capable of. Many Thanks Andy & Sarah
  14. Looking to take my 150pds out to do some imaging over next week. Can anyone recommend some dark sites near stourbridge (dudley). Car access would be a big advantage if possible. thanks andy
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