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nathanj89

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About nathanj89

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  1. Cheers that's a very detailed list. I can't wait to get started with my setup. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  2. It's official I've booked a week off work for the first week in December good a time as any to have all the new toys delivered so don't expect clouds that week sorry!!!! :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  3. http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=QHY5 - I found this some good examples on planets taken with this camera. Dont worry about hijacking it I am sure I would ask the question at some point. I read it to and from work and a lot last night. I plan to read it again but this time make some notes on things I may think ill need.
  4. Cheers Swag. I think I'll go for the lodestar id like to future myself in some way. Does the QHY5 perform well as a camera on its own? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  5. Make Every Photon Count I've manage to read this book through once now and I'm very impressed by it. I love the fact the author tells you about the big things but also some smaller issue you may be challenged with. So here's where I stand now I will be using a dslr to image with. However I'm still not sure on what guide scope to go for? I planned to but the lodestar would this make a decent camera too and how does this stand as a guide camera compared to the other popular QHY5 models? Cheers Nath Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  6. Lol :-) can I come round and have a go you must have a pretty big backyard!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  7. Stage one complete!! I'm 44 pages in and I only got my hands on it this morning :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  8. I've actually already brought this :-) excellent piece of software. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  9. Hope so Ness!! I also plan to use a dslr, I own a canon 50d which I will mount to the scope and then use the guide cam with the aid of the guide scope and using PHD Guiding to lock onto a nearby star. This then lets DSLR's do long exposures better. Well that's what I've kinda worked out from reading online. I am sure someone will correct me if that basic principle is wrong.
  10. I've for them setup on a tripod for tonight fingers crossed for a hour or so clear sky!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  11. To be honest Ness I ain't really equipped to tell you whether it would be good for both. What I've been doing is reading up and then searching the guide cam in Flickr and Google which then tends to show me the sort of results it's possible to get. Of course the rest of the setup is also a factor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  12. Cheers Barry Yeah loved finding the Pleiades I need to find what other M objects I can find with the bins. Hopefully tonight will be a bit clearer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
  13. Cheers Rik! The fact that the 200p would be able to be mounted is a bonus because I would like to be able to add the goto feature later on down the line for ease. I got told this morning that the book has arrived so I will be able to start reading it from tomorrow :-) very much look forward to it. I also understand that its going to be a persistent and long learning curve which I actually find myself looking forward to its exciting i think. All you guys are wicked its a good community here on stargazers lounge. Very happy indeed with all your help thanks again. I hope you keep with me and watch as i progress. Its going to be one hell of a Christmas think ill over take the room with big boxes lol
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