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  1. I. Gonna have to invest in this book as its always the first thing everyone says when you are getting into astrophotography
  2. You need long cables I'd guess. I tried the same last night. I've just got an OAG and Synguider so I was trying that with not a lot of success I have to say. I've got a 2 meter USB cable for the camera, the idea was to get it set up and guiding then control the exposures etc from in the kitchen. Could I get anything set up and working. NO! i set up close to the house for a change so the starts I could align with were limited so think I wasn't set up very well to be honest. Going to try again tonight. all I got were some very milky pictures of very long star trails. Fist DSO I took unguided with no focal reducer were great, much better than the pap I ended up with last night. Good luck getting sorted out.
  3. Cool, loads bet than my attempt last night :-(
  4. Hi again, Another newbie question sorry Im experimenting with a Synguider on a OAG, C8, EQ5 Pro, DSLR. Maybe I missed this bit but...I presume I go though the normal set up with the mount first, 3 star align etc, then attach all the gubbins, plug in the Synguider then "try" to find a star etc? Had a crack last night,m it was my first attempt to be fair so I expected a bit of a disaster. What I need is to sit with someone who has a OAG/Synguider combo, or experience to learn from them,,,hate manuals :-( Any general help and advice on this would be most welcome.
  5. Also I've read a bit about setting these things up, something to do with para focalising using an eye piece in the same place the guide scope goes. But I don't see how I can do this, would I need some para focal rings? I'd need an adapter to make it 1.25" wouldn't I? psorry it must be frustrating to all those who know what they're doing :-( i could do with Sonone who has a similar set up showing me what to do, should be fun when I cutaway come to using the darn thing
  6. Hi, sorry but I am a newbie to this ad need help with my OAG set up. i have emailed the manufacturer for help and this best explains my problem (self inflicts stupidity no doubt) Hi, I have one of your Advanced off axis guiders, however it does not seem to fit my scopes visual back, I have a Celestron c8 and the OAG does not fit it. Do I need to get an adapter or something for it to fit this type of connection? And if so which one would I need? (In the UK) I have a focal reducer that fits onto the scope then I presume I either fit the Celestron visual back to this then the OAG to that, or do I miss out the visual back and connect directly to the Focal reducer? I have attached a picture which will hopefully show what I mean. In the pic 1 from left to right is: 1) Focal reducer 2) Celestron Visual back (1.25") !! 3) BS Astro off axis guider Or should I be getting A replacement visual back (a 2" one?) if so would the OAG then fit to this, or would I still need an adapter? My Cannon T ring fits directly onto the back of the OAG and onto both of the supplied extensions so that's fine, see Pic 2 My problem is just getting it attached to my scope. I am going to use a Skywatcher Synguider as the guide camera and this seems to fit by directly screwing to the top of the OAG. See pic 3. Will I need any kind of adapter for this too, or do I just attach as shown in the picture above? Sorry for all the questions but I am new to all this and If you can be of any help I would be most grateful. Kind regards, Adrian ============================ they're in Portugal so hope they can translate all of that :-)
  7. Sorry anything WEST is a no go, the streetlight is in the west and the good view is in the EAST...
  8. Thanks guys, I have come to the conclusion that this book would cost me £20 but may save me ££££££££ in the long run. I want a half-way house I guess, I want something that I can take images with but that I can also observe with too. I am happy to trade off some of the imaging capability.... at this point anyway. I currently have an EQ5, which I set up last night and polar aligned on my own for the first time. Steady as a rock and tracked like a dream, I will try some basic shots tonight if I get the chance. Anythink in the western hemisphere that is fairly bright and interesting to shoot, easy for a newbie? I have taken some nice shots of Jupiter, take a look at my profile pic. Though I would like to get more detail, hence me wanting a better scope. Its the best direction from where I live, anything east is a no go as there is a big streetlight ruining the dark! I have tried the green laser pen and it doesn’t work, at least no on these lights anyway.
  9. Hi, boring for you guys I imagine (oh no not another newbie) anyway, I currently have a Skywatcher Mak cas 127 goto but I want to do more in the way of imaging, currently I'm looking at either a Celestron C8 or a Skywatcher 80ED-pro, which would be best for imaging and which would be the best all rounder.... Thanks in advance..
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    Couple of Jupiter pics some stacked from video some not
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    From the album: Jupiter

    iPhone pic through the lense
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    From the album: Jupiter

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    Jupiter 1

    From the album: Jupiter

  14. From the album: Jupiter

    Stacked from video in Registax
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    Gimp amended

    From the album: Jupiter

    Just taken with my EOS 1100D
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    Jupiter edit

    From the album: Jupiter

    Stacked in Registax from a 30 second video
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    The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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    From the album: The moon

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