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  1. Very nice detail. Steve Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  2. Beautiful images. Thanks for sharing. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  3. Super images. Nice skies you have there too. I assume you batch processed the images to bring the Milky way out like that? Thanks for sharing. Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  4. Superb Image and congratulations to you both! Thank you for sharing. Evening the [small?!] large jpeg is great to scan around. Best wishes, Steve
  5. Hi all, Looking at exactly these same choices at the moment. Am erring towards the QHY. Stuart (glowing turnip) why do you prefer it? How are you finding the software and stability with any capture software. Any issues? I am currently being swayed towards the mono cam but am not 100 percent sure. The QE on the mono does make it much more tempting. But then which filters and wheel to buy! (will post in another thread) Thanks Steve
  6. Hi all and Tarotmac, Did you come to any conclusion and buy a mount? Does anyone have any thoughts/comments about lack of support by EQMod and what alternatives are available. Thanks Steve
  7. Great work. Amazed what can be achieved with such short exposures. Gives me hope with my current setup. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Tapatalk
  8. Wonderful detail. Amazing. Sent from my GT-I8190N using Tapatalk
  9. All good advice above. I would only like to add that using averted vision may also bring out a little more detail but M42 should be pretty clear without. Happy hunting. Here's to better weather. Steve Sent from my GT-I8190N using Tapatalk
  10. Hi Olly, Thank you for your response too! I am a great fan of Stellarium and had forgot about this feature. Will look at using it for showing field of view when I have more time. As for field flatteners and coma correction. I assumed you could take pictures without these (re gaining focus) but they would be useful in terms of improving pictures. Yep... I've looked at them but had hoped they would be a later buy if my new hobby was to take off. Some of the wide field lenses look amazing. I can't get over how big the 2" ones are! The good ones are expensive. A friend of mine suggested I look out
  11. I'm sure you are right about the HEQ5. Cost will be a consideration though. I've not owned a scope in many years and I have kept putting it off as ultimately I want something with an equatorial mount and tracking (at least for piggy backing my DSLR) but I know I will get limited use out of it due to seeing, weather and time. On the other hand I frequently wish I had something available when I don't. I am sure I would get many years use out of something even if intermittently. Patience as you say is important. Had a look at the digicamcontrol software. Quite nice. A little unstable with my cam
  12. Do love my Nikon :-) Have had many hours use out of it. Own the IR remote already and have certainly found it useful for night time photography. Usually either use that and/or timer/shutter delay. Thanks for the link to the digicamcontrol software. I'll have a play! The setup you were using with the 200P sounds heavy. Any ideas how much it weighed in total? Did you have issues with prime focus? I am still far from deciding. Looking at the HEQ5 as a possible but it would be a stretch really. FL do packages including the full goto with the HEQ5 and either the ED80 or the 200PDS. I suspect I wou
  13. Hi Helite, from above you may gather I already own the D5000 so that is my starting point for my sensor. It is amazing how the cost clocks up when you start looking at what is "ideal." Especially with respect to mounts. I am torn two ways... cost/heavy. That's OK for home but my seeing and direction are not great. So I will be looking at least a car journey to some darker skies, ideally would love to be able to take equipment abroad but this may be pretty unrealistic. Would this be doable with the ED80 and it's supplied case? The mount would be another issue as they are so heavy. How are you
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