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paul j

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  1. paul j

    M1 crab nebula

    From the album: My astrophotgraphy photos

    My first attempt at the m1 crab nebula. 15x10min subs and 10x10min darks stacked in nebulosity.guided with phd equinox ed80 pro and canon 450d modified with light pollution filter.
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    M45

    From the album: My astrophotgraphy photos

    My first attempt at the m45, 24x6min subs and darks stacked and aligned in nebulosity guided with phd. equinox ed80 pro canon 450d modified with light polluton filter.
  3. If u have room for a small warm room id highly recommend one its so much better im a toasty 24 degrees in there and everything is now controlled from the warm room. Obviously visual viewing its time to grab your coat and hat.
  4. Hi yeah never had problem with leaks also we had v high winds no problem. I use turnbuckles on the inside to hold the roof down just incase.i get some photos taken tomo and upload them for you. Alot of the inside is insulated so unfortunately won't be able show much detail on hingeffastening but I used 4 5 inch hinges each side that were welded and bolted to the frame as the roof is actually light 1 inch steel box framework. I use a pulley system on theinside to raise it although I can use a handle I also fitted but I thought I fit ppulley as I gonna get to old to be pulling the roof back over.it works well I have fit a weighted counterbalance to it after Christmas but its not really needed.
  5. Hi if you look at my astro shed in my gallery I had a slide of design I have now changed it to hinge design on both sides where one overlaps the other. I've never had any problems. If you need photos with more detail id gladly take some show you. I also added a warm room that was easily the best thing I ever did and strongly recommend iit.look forward to seeing your build.
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    my first attempt at the m31

    Many thanks Horatio i was a bit worried about posting it as ive seen other cracking images others have taken but we all got start somewhere i guess,to be honest it brought a smile to my face when i first saw it on the monitor during the first preview exposure, i need help on levels and curves and the histogram i just dont really understand it and its just a case of moving the sliders but it would be nice to know what they actually mean.thanks again for your kind comment.
  7. From the album: My astrophotgraphy photos

    Taken with my equinox ed80 pro Canon 450d modified.24x6 min subs 10x6 min darks stacked in nebulosity.
  8. paul j

    image003009 Clavius

    Great photo.love it, may i ask what setup/scope was you using?
  9. paul j

    My shed observatory

    My 8x6 shed observatory,roll off/ flip roof.fully insulated walls and floor,roof.ideally i need to paint the walls darker but that can wait till next year now.
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    C8 inside

    From the album: My shed observatory

    my old c8.
  11. in the photo it shows the old slide of runner on the right which is now taken down,also a piece of timber as a backstop for the roof which is now taken down due to the winch fitted.the felt roof is to be replaced(covered)by a black tile effect roof when i find a cheap supplier.i dont like the felt at all and i cant wait to cover it.
  12. From the album: My shed observatory

    going through to the scope room which houses the equinox ed80 pro along with my other astro gear.i now have a new door on with a window in and again thats fully insulated too.the scope roof is a flip design was a slide of but i changed it due to fitted the warm room,it has a winch to lower/raise it i yet to fit a weighted pulley system on the outside but that will come next year now.
  13. From the album: My shed observatory

    warm room fully insulated floor to ceiling and completly boarded out with pvc cladding,had a few new alterations added which arnt in the photo but its hell of alot warmer and im glad i built it now.
  14. Well stop dreaming and set yourself a budget and few plans and get yourself one built. I estimate for the whole setup including insulation cladding inside and out carpets cost me a grand. Obviously I did it in stages I didn't have the warm room until this year so didn't hurt in pocket as much. Its worth it its permanently set up and if clouds roll over simply close roof.look forward to seeing yours night owl.
  15. Thanks. It comes in handy when me and Mrs barny lol. Cost approx grand for sheds. Insulation. And cladding. It was cheaper than a dome
  16. Thanks,i put up with winters for 3 years,i love the hobbie but i was constantly thinking surely theres gotta be a more enjoyable experience.so bit sweet talking to the mrs and moved the palm tree and the astro shed was born.
  17. I finally managed to build a warm room on the end of my astro shed, ive also changed the sliding roof design to flip (the old slide rail still in the photo,to be taken down) the whole building is very well insulated from floor to sealing it does have a air vent.ive also put a window in the scope room door (not in the photo) the inside and outside is also wrapped in foil insulation then completley covered in 300mm soffit board cost £100 for 30m.ive just got a bit of beading for the inside to finish and fit my heater when it comes and this winter should be alot warmer during imaging,
  18. paul j

    80mm Lomo Imaging Setup

    very nice i want it :-)
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