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xx Ash xx

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  1. That is an impressive piece of astro diy !!
  2. Nice bit of DIY there Stuart lol.... Thanks for the picture ! I see that your solar filter covers the entire aperture of the scope but others have suggested a much smaller filter coving just a quarter of the scope. What are the pro's & con's of either of the above?
  3. Thanks Guys, I understand perfectly what you're saying now... I'd only ever used the scope with the end cap completely off and never really took any notice of the little cap and what utilising it actually meant...
  4. So the filter sits inside the tube and not over the top of it?
  5. Thanks for the comment Richard, yes there is quite a lot....
  6. My scope is a Newtonian reflector. If I was to buy/make my own solar filter, would it need to cover the entire aperture (19cm) of the tube or just the little cap of the main end cap?
  7. Hi, Was wondering if someone could help me out? I'd like to be able to image the Sun but i'm unsure as to what equipment i'd require. My current set up is 1000mm FL 6" Reflector x2 Barlow 10mm Plossl 20mm Plossl DSLR T Adaptor What would I need to add to this setup to enable me to take photos of the Sun? Nothing to get me extremely close, just something that I could produce a half decent image. Oh and my budget is limited.. To give you an idea of what it's capable of, the set up above recently gave me this shot of the Moon http://www.flickr.com/photos/xxiiashiixx/13092644594/
  8. Here's a shot taken last night using a Nikon D7100 mounted onto a 1000mm 6" Reflector. It's a mosaic of 7 shots merged into one.
  9. Hi Jim, Like you, i'm a novice with the whole webcam photography subject. But if you take a look at my earlier thread here http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/179015-second-go-at-jupiter/, you'll see the results that I got using the settings below [Video Camera ] Resolution=320x240 Frame Rate (fps)=10.00 Colour Space / Compression=MJPG Exposure=-5 Brightness=128 Contrast=32 Hue=0 Saturation=53 Sharpness=0 Gamma=180 WhiteBalance=2995(Auto) BacklightCompensation=0 Gain=147 If you take a look at post #8 on that thread, you can view the video that produced my image. I don't have a motor drive so I had to track Jupiter manually to the best of my ability. My total capture time was 5 minutes (al in one go) after which I put the avi through PIPP to align Jupiter and then through Registax 5 where I had to play around with the wavelets and also the contrast & brightness.
  10. Ras, you saying that it does appear that way. I ran mine through PIPP aswell first just to line everything up and then into Registax....
  11. Also, If anyone could take a look here https://www.dropbox.com/s/r4rrebd90xplwus/Capture%2027_2_2013%2018_52_49.avi This is the video that produced my image. Can you tell me how I can eliminate what can only be described as "ghosting" when i'm tracking the object?
  12. Thanks I'll take a look, however my video was taken using a barlow.
  13. These are the settings that I used..... [Video Camera ] Resolution=320x240 Frame Rate (fps)=10.00 Colour Space / Compression=MJPG Exposure=-5 Brightness=128 Contrast=32 Hue=0 Saturation=53 Sharpness=0 Gamma=180 WhiteBalance=2995(Auto) BacklightCompensation=0 Gain=147
  14. Thanks, It's definitly a lot harder and even though mine came out ok, I still don't think that its as good as it could have been should I have tweaked the Webcam settings a little more. What settings did you use? I took my webcam down to 10 fps and toggled the gain and exposure until I was relatively happy with the image that I was looking at. Your image is a hell of a lot better than my first, you should have seen my first attempt !!
  15. Well, after my first disastrous attempt at Jupiter using a webcam I gave it another go tonight and managed to produce this image.... I'd like to know what you all think and if any of you could give me any pointers as to how I could get even better results.
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