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  1. Skywatcher ED80 on a Celestron CG5 GOTO mount with a Nikon D300S
  2. I think this is the link you're after http://homepage.ntlworld.com/molyned/web-cameras.htm Cheers
  3. Thanks for the replies lads. Spent 2 hours last night faffing around with my kit and still didn't get it all set up properly. Lots of lessons learned for tonights attempt. Cheers
  4. Unfortunately I'm in the UK (Should have posted that) and it's not visable. Thanks Lee
  5. Can someone give me some pointers of which objects I should be looking at imaging for my first shots? Is there some easier than others, because as a noob I don't want to try something that's too difficult and make this hobby any harder than it already is. I live in a rather light polluted area with a good view to the West and South. I was thinking M51 for a start, good/bad choice?? Cheers for any advice
  6. Yeah that's what I was thinking. I only wanted a webcam for some planetary and was looking at the Philips SPC900 and Logitech quickcams, but then got to thinking about using it for guiding. That made me think about spending treble the money on the QHY5. That made me think about a standalone autoguider. Gets expensive quite quickly doesn't it.
  7. Just a quick one about how much difference there is in quality between the Philips and the QHY5. If I'm going to pay £60 plus for a Philips, I was wondering if it'd be worth adding a bit extra for the QHY5. Will be using it for planetary but looking to add to a finder to make a guiderscope in the future. Does anyone have experience of both of these? Cheers
  8. Thanks for that, I just see massive lists of equipment that people have under their names and wondered if there was anything essential that I was missing. M31, M42 and M45. That's the kind of info about what I should be looking to take pictures of as a beginner. Cheers Now lets hope this cloud cover will shift.
  9. Hi I was just wondering if anyone can tell me if I have enough gear to begin basic AP. I currently have Nikon D300s 1.4x TC Max DSLR Adapter 80mm Extension tube Skywatcher ED80 Celestron CG5 GOTO Xbox webcam that I can hack apart Will the 1.4x TC be OK or do I need a 2" Barlow to get closer? If so do I need a 2x or a 3x? Also any advice on what kind of things I should be aiming at photographing as a beginner? I don't want to start off trying to photograph something that my kit isn't able to get. Many thanks
  10. Or this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-5A-REGULATED-CCTV-SECURITY-CAMERA-POWER-SUPPLY-ADAPTER-5000mA-/321057651040?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4ac086f960
  11. Would this be OK to run the mount? http://www.maplin.co.uk/12v-5a-car-socket-power-supply-42702
  12. Just wondering if anyone could give me some links for an adatpter to run my CG5 from the mains. Not sure if it would be best to get a complete new one or an adaptor for the cigarette lighter one that came with the mount. Thanks Lee
  13. Thanks for the replies. The scope will only be used for viewing as per original post. I have been looking at EBay and AstroBuySell for nearly a month now and none of the top end mounts are coming up for sale, so have decided to buy one now before the summer hits us and I have to wait till midnight to see anything
  14. These are the different mounts I've considered http://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/skywatcher-az-goto-mount.html http://www.firstlightoptics.com/skywatcher-mounts/skywatcher-eq3-pro-synscan-goto.html Also just found this one# http://www.firstlightoptics.com/celestron-mounts/celestron-cg-5-gt-goto.html
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