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  1. I am trying to use a xbox cam as a guide camera through my finder scope. But PHD wont pick up the camera?? The camera works fine in ichat.. I am using a macbook by the way. Do I need to install a driver? Was not sure if I have posted this in the correct place... Hope someone can help..... :-)
  2. I have a EQ5 mount but I only use a single axis motor. I have cheaked and tested my polar scope and that seems fine. I always make sure my mount is perfectly level and the scope is balanced with camera and cables connected. I am very tempted to go guided but funds at the moment are tight, though I have read that you can get a guide system on a budget. And that I can use my finder scope as a guide scope but not sure if this would be good enough. I may also take my mount apart and regrease everything, but its only a year old, will it need doing? Thankyou so much for all your help.
  3. I see what you mean now Jannis. New to all of this so its taking me some time to get my head around everything. Only just getting my head around tracking. Still having a few issues with that. As I cant seem to track for longer than 30 secs without trails. My polar alignment is ok. And I do a drift alignment on 2 separate stars but its still not perfect.... not sure why?
  4. Thanks for all the comments. And thankyou Jannis for the information. If I just use a singel exposure would I need to use flats and darks etc with it. Of is it best just process a single exposure to start with?
  5. Thankyou. This is my first go at a Nebular. I have taken a few shots of the moon, but my first using stacked images in nebulosity.
  6. Thankyou. Its my first attempt at a Nebular. I have taken a few photos of the Moon. But this is my first attempt at stacking using Nebulosity.
  7. This is my first go at imaging. Taken using my Skywatcher 200p scope, with a canon 500d. 20 30sec subs iso3200, 10 15 sec subs iso3200, 5 5 sec subs iso 3200. dark flats and bias to suit. all stacked and combined in Nebulosity 3. Any comments good or bad would be great, Thanks Mark
  8. Thankyou. I have just had a quick read through. I think I will have a go over the weekend and not replace the filter and see how it goes. Thanks for the reply.
  9. I have a canon 300d which I am hoping to mod myself. Do I have to replacethe filter with a piece or glass or another filter or can I just remove the ir filter and not replace it with anything?. I understand that the auto focus will not work. But is there any other issues with doing this? Mark.
  10. Can any recommend a good viewing location for tonight either in The New Forest or surrounding area. I have just got my first scope and had a little go in the garden but there is a bit of light pollution so i want to find a dark place to view. Thankyou.
  11. Noooooooooooo. I hope to get clear skies before that. lol..
  12. I have just ordered my very first telescope its a sky watcher explorer 200p with a eq5 mount. Taking delivery tomorrow. :-) Now all i need to do is work out how to set it up and use it. lol. And lets hope for clear skies over the weekend.
  13. So would i be better going for a skyliner 200p flexitube auto??
  14. Thanks for the advice. which mount would i need for AP?. I have looked into the skyliner 200p dob. but the size of it puts me off a little.
  15. I am looking to buy my first telescope and i have done a little research online. The skywatcher explorer 200p with eq5 mount has had some very good reports online.. I was wondering if this is a good scope to buy for star gazing and for astrophotography.. The cheapest price i have found is £398. Is this a good price????.
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