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Jon Sales

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  1. I'd go with a dealer too at that sort of money, FLO is first class for sales and service. Don't know many dealers who literally bend over backwards to help.
  2. ED80 for DSO's and a mak for lunar/planetary. I have a Nikon D5100 and use the standard 18-55mm f3.5 for landscape milky way shots and use the body directly onto the scope for lunar/planetary shots. Saving for a Celestron AVX mount and an ED80 for DSO work.
  3. You are all welcome tomjoin and come along to Worthing Skywatcher events too. Anyone interested look the page up on Facebook or PM me for details. We have a Jupiter obs evening on March 7th and we meet up regularly for obs evenings.
  4. Use red spotlight gels available online or your Maplins. Put it inside the lens of the light and take it out when you get home.
  5. Let us know how you get on with the autoguider. Looking at getting the same when I buy my ED80 setup for use with my DSLR
  6. Excellent pics. Went to Iceland before Xmas and got a pork belly joint for £10
  7. I'm right on the seafront at Eastern Sands. Looking South from my window. I have an LP filter for the Mak which does a good job at the moment. Still stuck on which mount to buy as I need it fairly portable too.
  8. Mount wise I'm looking at an HEQ5 or similar. Quite like the Ioptron mounts and the Celestron AVX. Excellent photo Leveye. Was that taken on the ZEQ25GT?
  9. I set my lenses to manual focus and use Live View on my Nikon D5100. I set my ISO as high as it can go (HI2 which is about ISO 64000), focus in Live View, then drop the ISO back down to the setting I want. I take a photo and then check it's in focus by zooming in on the image in playback, if it's not in focus I bin it and move the focus ring very slightly and try again. works for me fine.
  10. I'm currently saving up for an Astrophotography setup.I've already got a mount in mind but not the refractor to go onto it. I'll be using it for DSO'S as I have a Mak for Moon and planetary work. I want a good quality ED80, quite fast but which won't break the bank. Looking at spending around £600-£700 tops. Been looking at Skywatcher, TS Optics, Starwave, William Optics etc. Any good ones which fit the bill? Incidentally I'll be using a Nikon D5100 DSLR with it. I've posted this elsewhere on the forum so apologies for those who have already seen it.
  11. I'm currently saving up for an Astrophotography setup. I've already got a mount in mind but not the refractor to go onto it. I'll be using it for DSO'S as I have a Mak for Moon and planetary work. I want a good quality ED80, quite fast but ine which won't break the bank. Looking at spending around £600-£700 tops. Been looking at Skywatcher, TS Optics, Starwave, William Optics etc. Any good ones which fit the bill?
  12. AVX and ED refractor with flattener. That sort of setup is what I'm trying to save up for.
  13. Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park in South West Scotland. We were up there a few weekends ago with family. Look them up online as they do weekend packages wit scopes etc. The sky is beautiful there and so dark.
  14. I've never seen the rings on Jupiter.
  15. Nice astrophotos. As soon as this pesky weather pics up I'll see what I can achieve and post the results.
  16. I'm also looking for an imaging setup for my Nikon D5100. Been looking formthe last 3 monthhs or so whilst I save up. I want mine fairly portable as we visit family in Scotland a lot who live 20 miles from the centre of Galloway forest dark sky park. Think I might buy the new Celestron CG5 replacement or similar and an ED80 refractor to get started with.
  17. Welcome to the forum. I'd go for a faster lens than a 2.8 because then you have the option of stopping it down without loosing too much speed in the lens or exposure time. I'd buy a 1.4 or 1.8. Also isn't there an adaptor thatbyou can buy to use Nikon lenses with Canon bodies and vice versa? loom at the Tamron lenses, also Samyang are excellent lenses for the price.
  18. I use a D5100 for landscape astrophotos and have had reasonable results so far, just need a faster, wider lens now.
  19. I'll see how I get on without the mod for the time being as I have read thatvdoing the mod renders it useless for daytime photography. Might have to buy a modded EOS body.
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