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Stargazer 2013

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  1. I had terrible trouble dtring my slywatcher 5 inch to my nikon d3200..Never could get a clear image
  2. I give up!! Tried the moon with t-ring barlow,nothing,tried t-ring barlow with another barlow..nothing,just can't focus when moving the focus wheel forward.Think I may as well sell my stuff I bought
  3. I know all about failing in astrophotography lol..I can't even get my scope to focus on anything,the black plastic stops the focuser from going any further..I hope you do better next time
  4. Hi daveniko..There isn't one near me and I don't have a car.. I just don't want to cut off the plastic so it can move forward.It may work for them moon though,can't even see the moon at the moment so don't know where it is so I can use it. When I use the eyepiece in my scope I have to wind the focus back towards me but with the camera in the scope I have to move it forward to focus.. Iritating..
  5. yeah same here,really fed up of the weather.Should I,shouldn't I for 30 mins lol
  6. I can see the bands and moons but I have to use the standard eye pieces and with my eyes not great it could be better if I had young eyes lol.. I just wish I could view it a bit larger
  7. Think everyone has stopped talking to me haha..I tried the barlow t-ring in the other scope and no show,its just a tiny bit of a turn,honestly so fed up!!
  8. i love looking at Jupiter but it's so far away all I can see is like a pea at arms length.I only have a 130p skywatcher but tried a 25mm with x2 barlow which looked ok but tried a 8mm and it was like a tint to it which spoiled it..
  9. I had a friend send me a pdf format file of Turn left at Orion..Looks pretty good so far
  10. I must add that pic is from Google as it was just to show what. I had seen
  11. Cheers. I just got my new tripod few mins ago so will do the candle time lapse soon. I need to have cam quite far away because the lens steams up if too close.
  12. yeah the weather been awful past 2 weeks,first time tonight I had a small window to stargaze for a few minutes
  13. Is that wht it was? I did see a few very bright stars in the cloud mist if that what I was seeing?
  14. yes I was looking at the sword,not the bright 3 stars ..It wasn't that clear to be honest but I did have a fare few drinks of my home made wine but was quite sober I need to get the belt and the sword in right order lol
  15. Thanks..I have it on F18 and ISO @ 100..Shutter speed at ? many thanks
  16. I know there are quite a few posts about this but hey I think I found it I didn't see any colours but I located Orons belt and looked for the second star , the middle one and saw like a grey mist.All the other stars next to it was clear so I must have seen it..I know its easy for most to see but seeing it for the first time was a great feeling.. edit:forgot to say I used a 130p heritage with a 25mm eyepiece used with a x2 barlow
  17. Skywatcher 2x Deluxe Achromatic 1.25" Barlow lens did not work with the Heritage but just a few more turns inwards to focus Jupiter would have been good,so near yet so far. I didn't try the camera with the skywatcher explorer as the clouds rolled in. Thinking I will never be able to take just one picture..Maybe the moon when it shows its face will come into focus being much closer with the Skywatcher 2x Deluxe Achromatic 1.25" Barlow lens ...
  18. Anyone used nikon camera control pro 2 ? If so is it any good?
  19. Hi,was the best shutter speed for a slow timelapse? I usually use 1/100
  20. Thanks again for your reply. Ok. I will do the candle bit. Yes I never do them in raw. jpeg is what I use. I will put the candle somewhere wind free. Takes forever to burn ha
  21. Thank you Matthew. That's helped. When I do a time lapse I just cant get it in focus. I tried to do one in a primary lens and a zoom kit lens. My sdcard only is a 4GB . I dont think I will ever get the hang of time lapses. So I need to a have a 3 second gap. So one picture every at least 8 seconds is enough?
  22. I wonder if I should have 2 barlows attatched to my camera
  23. I hate this waiting..lol..I have had the x2 barlow t-ring for 8 days now and still can't get out to see if it will work..Damn clouds..Please someone blow them away..
  24. Fantastic..few qurstions What was the fps on these? First one looked very quickly compared to the second time lapse. What interval was the pictures taken? How many seconds apart How many pics taken? Looked to be a few thousand? What type of focus was iit? Zoom or primary lens Hope you can clear this up fior me
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