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  1. hobbit

    Hello From Sydney

    Greeting Trex. Where abouts in Sydney are you?
  2. Sure that's not from the LRO? Absolutely fantastic work
  3. Man I wish we got snow here Been struggling through several 40 degree days this week.
  4. I want to move up from my asi 120mc as was wondering which is better for lunar. the 174, 224 or 290. oh. and it would be on a celestron c8 thanks.
  5. hobbit


    one of my favourites. 20x120 L bin 1 10x120 R bin 2 10x120 G bin 2 10x120 B bin 2 taken using takahashi fsq106 and sbig SBIG STL-11000M. was originally much wider field but had to crop it down to get rid of some the stacking artifacts. Still trying to figure out how to get rid of them.
  6. 8x300s HA 8x300s SII 8x300s OIII
  7. Thanks, I'll have a look over there
  8. my (limited) understanding is those are for collimating, not focusing.
  9. Does anyone have any experience with these? I was thinking of getting one to use with my ED120 but wanted to get some feedback first Thanks Pete
  10. I sense that you're joking but it did screw up a lot of the servers at work.
  11. Always look forward to seeing your images.
  12. Michael, size and distance in astronomy has always blown my mind. It's impossible to visualise just how immense it all is.
  13. Quickie of Omega 5x120s red 5x120s green 5x120s blue Planewave CDK 17 and FLI Proline 16803
  14. physopto. I know a few people that have gotten the qsi. They all rave about it. I was looking at the atik 4000 and 11000. They seem to be a reasonable match to the telescope.
  15. And apparently being stolen by a UK uni. Can't say I'm surprised though with what the Australian government thinks about space.
  16. My understanding is that the PST doesn't really play nice with imaging without modification due to insufficient backfocus.
  17. 60 year old theory proven by a local. http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/astronomy/sydney-university-physics-undergraduate-maps-huge-plasma-tubes-in-the-sky-20150601-ghcc9g.html
  18. You could be forgiven for thinking that this was taken from a helicopter on the moon. Great effort.
  19. Hi Sara, I did check on a fov calculator and for most of the ones i checked a .5 reducer usually compensated enough. I originally looked into an 8300 but most galaxies appear too small and from what i've heard the 8300 isn't the best quality chip around. Is there anything that would be a good halfway point?
  20. Can anyone recommend an appropriate camera to match an ed120 refractor? I'm thinking an atik 314L+ to be able to image smaller galaxies and using a focal reducer to be able to get the larger nebulas in frame. Does this sound like a good approach? Thanks. Pete
  21. First thing I ever saw in the night sky. (other than the moon)
  22. I don't know what to say. That's beyond amazing. What equipment did you use?
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