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Warden

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  1. I was thinking of investing in a focal reducer anyways so by Christmas I shouldn't have an issue
  2. Hi James, With one of these, basically camera attached to this, this plugged into the back of the scope. http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/astronomy/astroimaging-accessories/t-rings-and-adapters/t-adapter-for-schmidt-cassegrain-telescopes
  3. I really must invest in a focal reducer, couldn't fit it all in the shot. Shot with a Nexstar Evolution 6", Canon EOS1100d and BackyardEOS. Best, Tim
  4. Yay for lunar eclipses, yay for blood moons
  5. Thanks all, so 2 years have passed since I acquired my first scope and lots has happened (including the birth of my baby boy #proudDad), but my enthusiasm towards astronomy definitely hasn't dampened any. In no particular order: 1) Bought a new scope - Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6 2) Bought a new camera - Canon EOS1100d 3) Done some digiscoping with my mobile phone - not bad results for a mobile I think 4) licensed a copy of backyardEOS and learning the ropes of lights, darks, flats and bias shots 5) bought an ASI120MC CMOS camera (arrived today haven't yet had a chance to try it out) 6) bo
  6. I meant to post this in here but accidentally put it in my M31 thread haha, full update on what's happened over the last 2 years http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/194036-first-time-looking-at-a-galaxy-ever/?p=2756338
  7. Gonna necro my own thread lol. So 2 years have passed nearly lots has happened (including the birth of my baby boy #proudDad), but my enthusiasm towards astronomy definitely hasn't dampened any. In no particular order: 1) Bought a new scope - Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6 2) Bought a new camera - Canon EOS1100d 3) Done some digiscoping with my mobile phone - not bad results for a mobile I think 4) licensed a copy of backyardEOS and learning the ropes of lights, darks, flats and bias shots 5) bought an ASI120MC CMOS camera (arrived today haven't yet had a chance to try it out) 6) booked a campi
  8. Looking forward to finding out what those shiny spots are on the surface, my guess would be ice reflecting light but all the same what an achievement :-)
  9. Ahhh I've just ordered the NexStar evolution 6 so when it arrives I'll be sure to make sure the date is american format and not UK. Good tip, thank you.
  10. Damnit Why have I only just noticed this thread (apologies about the necroing of an old thread) but I realised quite early that the travel on the 1145p focus isn't enough for the DSLR to go in there but never thought to try with a barlow DOH! Will be trying this out on next available clear skies night....
  11. I was on M31 on Wednesday as well, was pretty spectacular. I don't think the novelty and excitement ever wears off but I'm still in awe of how insignificant it can make me feel as a person. My 80-90 years on this planet is less than a microsecond to the universe and all that's out there! Reading the news about that Rogue planet being 12 million years 'young' is just phenomenal.
  12. Thanks for the recommendations, I'll be sure to keep my eye out for those. Unfortunately I didn't get the ring nebula last night but I was tired and perhaps wasn't the best time to be looking, I'll keep trying though. Didn't stop me from seeing a few star clusters and M31 again, which is always pretty awesome.
  13. Weather forecasts clear skies tonight for me, hopefully going to try the ring nebula. I'll let you all know how I get on
  14. That is an amazing achievement, I hope to be able to get this on my little 1145p newbie scope at some point (probably looking November/December time).
  15. Took the opportunity last night to get my scope out to view the Andromeda galaxy which I had discovered earlier that day was an "easy to find" deep sky object. I must say I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. In the middle of a large public field at the edge of Salisbury plain (5 minute walk from where I live) I setup and sat down for some coffee whilst it cooled down and the sky opened up, immediately recognising the great square of Pegasus, and tracking two bright stars across to Mirach, and then two up from there and then I was on it, not a bad night for scanning the skies for sure, manag
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