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  1. it could be possibly be ye, it was custom wavelet settings as i didnt find the perfect scheme for this particular image.
  2. i haven't posted on here for a while because ive had astrophotography burnout (is that possible?) but thought i'd try moon photography for the first time and try stacking multiple images with Registax, i would like any feedback possible and i am meaning relative to a professional taking this photograph because i want to get better. This was about 6 frames stacked. Equipment used Camera - Canon 100d Lens - Sigma 70-300mm f 5.6 DG Tripod - Zomei Z818
  3. thanks for the advice. I did about 10 frames of the same thing, unguided obviously and tried to play around with stacking but to no avail for the moment. To be honest i tried with 8 seconds at first then saw it on the camera and looked amazing so i panicked and just did a lot of them until i zoomed in and saw the trail.
  4. I made a promise, albeit trivial promise to myself to post my first picture taken when i got my first ever setup. it's not my first true photo as i had no idea how to work the camera at first but its my best photo from my first session taken the other night. It's a picture of Pleiades i think taken the other night. has very slight post-processing (still getting the hang of it) and just one frame. If anyone has any tips i would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. Exposure - 8s Focal Length - 55mm ISO - 1600 Aperture - f/5.6 Setup i used - Camera - Canon 100d
  5. if you purely want the best camera for Astrophotography without money problems then the 6d i would choose. For more on a budget go for the 100d/1300d/650d.
  6. i took your advice on this. Got my Camera, SA and getting my 300mm lens. i got good results with just my 18-55mm on the tripod already. Cheers Dave
  7. Looking for a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer. Looking for the mount, EQ wedge, Dovetail/Ball head bracket and counterweight. Willing to collect if nearby (Blackpool, Lancashire) if not i will pay for postage.
  8. normally i dont post things i have just bought but felt like i needed to post this but i have just won a Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f1.4 UMC for £161. Now i havent used this lens but it was highly reccommened for AP and looking at brand new prices they are north of 250. Have i truly got a bargain or is it the going rate?
  9. don't do this to me rich haha. il be honest i woke up today getting ready to order the z818 and just thought with it being a clone and chinese made and manufactured and a few reviews saying its cheaply made. I wish there was just a few models of tripods made and there was a general consensus of what majority use and it would be a lot easier to choose....
  10. i think ive found my tripod, im gonna get the rsf-324 with the rsh-61/30 cheaper ball head but will only use the head for DSLR photography only. thanks for the info.
  11. very interesting, just seen a few decent reviews on it but the problem is there doesn't seem to be any available s/h on famous auctioning sites, can they only be bought on the official website?
  12. thank you for your input. more research to be done.
  13. It doesn't help really but that's my fault not yours haha, I've changed my mind about 20 times on what tripod i'm gonna get and still can't decide, the thing that put me off what you saying it needs to be tightened regularly on the leg clamps..........
  14. nice one and if my memory serves right the ioptron is around the same weight as the adverturer, did you have any bigger lenses than the 16-35 you said? cheers
  15. I am looking to get the Manfrotto 055 3 section Tripod and its rated at 8kg-9kg depending on what website you look at and i was wondering if my setup would handle it Camera - Canon 100d Lens - Rokinon/Samyang 35mm 1.4 Mount - Star Adventurer I would hopefully in the future look at Canons 300mm lens to use so i would like to futureproof the tripod i get i see there any different variations of the 055 series and not sure what the differences are though
  16. both the dv7000 and z818 has the heads still on which i would honestly prefer because as you say the option is there for the ordinary photography but as long as the heads are removable ans the SA is attachable then thats fine
  17. ah yes i remember seeing those pictures around on the forum, seems a hefty setup and looks sturdy so now its just between the DV7000 and the Zomei Z818. Cheers dave
  18. have you used the SA on it along with the scope/lens
  19. thats true, im probably just better off getting a normal sturdy tripod
  20. ok so after countless hours of debate and research i have finally sorted out like 90 percent of my setup that im going to get but i have left the arguably the most important part till last :- the tripod. I planned to get the Zomei Z818 based on reviews but i have been introduced to the idea of getting an EQ3? tripod only but can't find links towards it. I'm not sure with the EQ3 tripod whether i would need some sort of adapter to mount the EQ wedge to the tripod. here is my planned setup - Camera - Canon 100d (non-modded) Mount - Star Adventurer Lens - Rokinon/Samyang 35mm
  21. i suppose its not the DSLR which is the major problem as ive heard others say that majority of the newer DSLR's are good for AP its the lens that does the work which is fine. I think i will start with a DSLR and a tripod as usual and then look at getting the tracking mount in the future
  22. blimey what a palava. For a minute there reading all the responses i was set to just completely sack off the whole 'project' for its complexity. i am still none the wiser and turns out its not as simple as get a camera and tripod and shoot.
  23. ah yes i am aware of that. At wide focal lengths i would be looking at 20-25 second exposures but i would be looking at stacking multiple exposures instead of one long exposure on a single frame
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