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kosmoplan

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  1. Fully agree with Zermelo here.

    1. "Turn left at Orion" +1
    2. "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 TUAG, I really liked the explanations on how different factors affect the quality of the sky, and also one learns so much about light pollution, how different types of street lights make certain filters needed/useless, etc.

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  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

    20191130_m42_91x60.jpeg

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  5. 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, and all that is pretty much gone. There's no Observatory I can visit as regularly as I used to do back in the UK, and not society as far as I know. Now, after getting used to the country and life in general here, I'm very looking forward to meeting new stargazers (or radio astronomers, which is also something I'd love to learn about) and take advantage of the incredible nature that Norway has to offer. So:

    Anybody out there?

    Cheers!

                                            

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