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  1. Fully agree with Zermelo here. "Turn left at Orion" +1 "The urban astronomer's guide" +1 And I also would add "Stars" by H.A. Rey just for the marvellous Part IV on the "why's and how's" (polar star - latitude, ecliptic and seasons, time-zones, etc). I found the explanations in that book to be really helpful on my understanding of the sky. The only complain I have about TLAO is the sheer size of it, but as long as you're not planning carrying it around it should be fine. I seem to remember there was a smaller size version available, but can't really remember. As for T
  2. I own a non modified Canon DSLR, a Skyguider Pro and a Zenithstar61 APO. The thing is I am getting slowly into the autoguiding realm, and even though I don't mind staying "manual" for a while, or not having DEC guiding available, I know I'll need a proper mount at some point. I was planning to get a EQ5 in the near future, but this winter has been horrible, so...
  3. Hi guys, So I've got an offer that includes: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro + Skywatcher Evostar ED100 APO + 700D astro modified DSLR for around £1000. All bought around 5y ago. The thing is I imagine it is a very good offer, but can't make up my mind because all I was searching for was a modified DSLR! I do have a car to move around, so carrying an EQ6 mount wouldn't be that much of a problem. What are your thoughts? Cheers!
  4. My very first image of the Orion Nebula! This is the first time I am actually happy about my tracking (we reached -15°C so my laptop died in no time, leaving the skyguider alone), about the data I managed to get (1.5h) and about the post-processing. So exciting! Taken from Hurdal, a place relatively close to Oslo in Norway. 91x60" ISO1250 - Canon 6D - Zenithstar61
  5. Thanks @Nebula! I'm on it, although my level doesn't even reach B1 for now, but will definitely get in touch with them!
  6. Hi all, So I used to live in Greenwich, London, where the Flamsteed Society was based, and thanks to a marvellous group of people (if any of you is here: hi!), the many very enjoyable nights using the Great Equatorial Telescope at the observatory -or at least getting to know a bit more about it when conditions where not as good, which was almost always to be honest-, the planetarium, and the ridiculous amount of specialised shops, I got very keen on getting out there with my camera, binoculars or whatever app I had on my phone to enjoy the nights. I moved to Oslo almost a year ago, a
  7. kosmoplan

    I am back

    Welcome back Mike.
  8. kosmoplan


    Hi from Oslo, Leibek. Welcome!
  9. Yes, I am. At least, as Jim says, we have clear skies Thank you everybody!
  10. Not a good example of a dark sky over here, so I'll try to learn as much as I can reading the forum until I get far away from the city. See you around!
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