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  1. Thank you so much for the advice. The camera arrives tomorrow and I'm looking forward to using it.
  2. Thank you very much for your help. I've got a Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT, which is serving me well at the moment. I gather that if you don't modify the camera, that you struggle to image objects such as emission nebulae?
  3. Hi all I have had my telescope for a couple of years and would like to spend a bit more time doing some astrophotography. I've used an adapted webcam a little but should be getting hold of a second hand (unmodified) Canon EOS 450D and then buy a Canon EOS T-ring to attached to my telescope. I just have a couple of questions and would be really grateful for any advice. Firstly; how does this camera get on? I think I have found some astro pics using this camera that look really promising online Secondly, in order to get decent pictures, do you need to record a video and then stack the images, or will a single photo with a longer exposure (when necessary) get good results? It seems that this camera will only record video when attached to a laptop. I'm happy to take the laptop out, but do people have any crafty tips for making sure the laptop doesn't ruin your night vision? I'm on a real budget, so can't afford much else, so I hope this camera can do the job! Many thanks in advance and thank you to those who probably answer similar questions all the time!
  4. Thank you very much! I might try out the Point Grey camera: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Point-Grey-Research-USB-2-0-Digital-Camera-/290761823982?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item43b2c156ee#ht_1240wt_1271 Was the suggestion to try out this adapter: http://www.firstlightoptics.com/adaptors/125-nosepiece-to-webcam-lens-thread-toucam-pro-spc900nc.html Will this work with the camera? Many thanks for your help! Ben
  5. Hi there I've got a Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT (Which I am really enjoying). I recently left my job and they gave me some money which they said I should put towards some telescope accessories (great bunch). I'm looking at some additional lenses, but I'd also really like to try some astrophotography and am unsure what to use with my scope. I had a practice adapting a very cheap webcam which seemed to work with an old telescope, though I tried it again with my new scope and it didn't work! I know you can buy webcam-style cameras specifically for astrophotography, but unless you spend a lot, they just seem like over-priced webcams. I was wondering whether anyone had used a webcam with my scope and what camera you would recommend? I'm interested in taking shots of the planets. Also, this may be a silly question, but do I need to take the lens out of the webcam for my style of telescope? Perhaps it's worth going for a DSLR? Any advice would be much appreciated. These kind of questions have probably been asked many times, so do point me in the direction of other threads if they exist! Many thanks Ben
  6. Thank you all for the kind welcome! I bought a Celestron Nexstar 127SLT, which I am really enjoying and looking forward to getting the most out of.
  7. Hello SGL! I've always loved astronomy and have finally been able to buy myself a telescope, so I thought I would sign up here to benefit from all of your astronomy wisdom! I'm looking forward to chatting to some of you on the forums. I should have been asleep a looong time ago (London commuter)... but I couldn't resist some stargazing on this clear night! Cheers TheRahRahRah (Ben)
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