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astromartian

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  1. Just sold my 200P/HEQ5 combo because I have no space/time to set up and starting to think this will just not do. I enjoyed imaging.
  2. I bought a regulated power supply from Maplins for my HEQ5 and it works very well. Highly recommend this for anyone wanting a reliable 12v (actually 13.8v) power source from the socket.
  3. Sold mount and OTA so now looking at whole new setup. Thinking about a used Celestron 6 SE.
  4. Ok cool, let me know how you get on. Very keen to find out how it compares vs. 200p in visual observing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hi folks, Selling my scope to make space for addition to family but keeping HEQ 5. I started dabbling in photography and need to find a replacement in the £500 range. Considered Quattro but doesn't seem much smaller so it's either refractor or cassegrain. Cassegrains seem to be not great for DSO due to large focal length so I think the best choose is 80ed. Am I right in my assessment? Will 80ed be ok for visual too? Over to you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Yeah I misunderstood, having done some reading I realised that lights refers to the actual pictures.
  7. I think I've become slightly addicted after creating this picture; I'm almost contemplating skipping a party to get the scope out.
  8. My first go at stacking based on all your valuable advice! I had a go at Orion Nebula. Well it took me 5 months to get the telescope out again but I really went for it; stayed up till 1:30 am taking 10 lights and 10 darks. The setting I used were as follows (I included lots because I have no idea if anything I set is wrong): ISO 1600 30 sec exposures Long exp. NR off Hight ISO NR Norm RAW Color space sRGB Non-CPU lens data set to Focal length 1000mmm Maximum aperatre F6.3 Spend further 4 hours trying to stack and edit and finally came up with this today. Can't think how much time I've spent on this in total and after that epic I think I need another 5 months to recover. Stacked in DeepSkyStacker and clicked around frantically in Photoshop to try and make it look decent There is too much red which I couldn't get rid of and I think I need many more shots. Let me know what you think and what I did wrong.
  9. Not an expert by any stretch but how can you have trailing starts in lights?
  10. Just to add there is a WiFi transmitter compatible with this but it's not the cheap one that fits newer Nikons, I think it costs several hundred pounds.
  11. I have a D7000 which is not compatible with the cheap WiFi transmitter/receiver dongle attachment thing. Good news is for those with the same camera that you can either use the in-built interval timer with mirror up or plug in and use Backyard Nikon or Nikon Camera Control Pro.
  12. Well over a year since my last post in this thread and all is well with my bench PSU. Runs the mount and a 12v LED red light strip perfectly.
  13. Oh, heh, well great site anyway. Good luck and let me know how you get on.
  14. Wow, that is seriously impressive. I'm so looking forward to trying this myself now. I'm keeping your link and may well contact you when it all goes wrong for me. Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk
  15. Haha meant to quote you. Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk
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