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  1. Don’t know if this could be the issue but my Star Adventurer didn’t track properly then it wouldn’t turn off so I sent the unit back and it turned out to be a faulty motherboard. All is sorted now and it works a treat.
  2. Thank you for the comment Moonshed. Very new to this hobby but really keen to get back out when I can and continue to learn. Yes if anyone has any advise or comments it would be good to hear.
  3. Well from owning my equipment since May and after issues with clouds, faulty equipment and a few failed attempts. I finally was able to get my second session in of astrophotography. From what I have learnt so far (which isn’t much) i am quite happy with this image and it has just given me more of the bug to take and produce more and better quality photos. I have seen photos with less data and more detail but for now this is the best I can do. Me equipment is: Redcat 51 with a canon 600D on a Star Adventurer. 150x30 ISO 1600. 25 Darks. 25 Bias. 30 Flats
  4. Took this image of M31 a few weeks ago. My first time using the star adventurer and in fact my first attempt at astrophotography. A lot to learn but happy with what I got so far.
  5. This will be the exact same setup as me. Just waiting for the Redcat to be delivered. How are you getting on with it?
  6. I guess I should of gave a heads up really I have a Canon 650D which I'm going to use but only have the standard lens that came with it. I have been looking at the RedCat 51 though so that may be the next purchase. My current telescope is a Dobsonian 200p which I've owned for years but never really used it till late last year. After watching a YouTube video on how to capture the Orion Nebula through it on camera, It's a shocking image but that's gave me the bug to learn and get better.
  7. I have just received my Star Adventurer .. Having no experience with imaging I've got a lot to learn but I cannot wait to get started. Some of these images you guys have posted are stunning BTW
  8. Thanks for the reply, I'll have to try and keep a steady hand then and keep my fingers crossed :-| I'll check that link out thanks Keep thinking the more I read and try the better and easier it will come.
  9. It's my first time trying this and what a mission (no wonder I put it off for so long) I've got it the best I could and if its not right then I'm pretty stuck on what to do next. I was reading up online and after making a mess at first I think I have it the same as the pictures online, but I can't seem to tighten the secondary mirror with out it being thrown of centre and starting again. So would this be ok or once I move the telescope will it knock it off centre? I haven't touched the primary mirror as it all looks ok to me but then it is my first time so I could be wrong?
  10. Thanks for posting, was a good watch.
  11. I have a few apps, sky safari pro, night sky, but I find the best one to use is pocket universe. It's got all sorts on there and really easy to use.
  12. I can't see a thing here (Kettering) :-( I hope it clears up later but it's not looking promising.
  13. Cheers for that. All signed up now :-)
  14. Thanks for the heads up, been waiting for this to be shown :-)
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