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DanLXIX

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  1. DanLXIX

    DSO's

    Various DSO's that I've attempted to image
  2. So I'm now planning to make the move to guiding, and I was hoping some of you may have experience of the kit options to help me make a choice. FLO have two options: Sky-Watcher EvoGuide 50ED Guidescope & ZWO ASI120MM - £290 ish Startravel-80 and ZWO ASI-120MM - £300-400 ish RVO have : Antares Versascope 10 x 60 & ZWO ASI120MM - £250 ish The Startravel is the largest and can be mounted piggyback or side by side so there is additional cost with mounting options but is the most powerful, the other two will sit in the guidescope mount which makes it easy to set up. I'm thinking the Antares is the better option as it is larger than the EvoGuide, has the twist lock adaptor and the prism, and is also the cheapest - but cost isn't the main factor. I was in RVO today and the Antares looks a nice piece of kit. Any thoughts and experiences?
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    Planetary

    Solar system objects
  4. Is this still available? Can't find this on the web (looks like they no longer exist) so I'm wondering how it fits on the tube when it's on a mount?
  5. Brilliant, thank you. I can't remember what my t-piece is but I could get the Baader corrector and if it isn't compatible with mine then I could get this. Sounds like I'm about to spend some more money
  6. So is the distortion I'm seeing on the image coma and not field? Both those correctors need 55m back focus, and I think (and I'm not 100% on this) my D7100 is 46.5mm. Would that mean that I'd need a spacer in there too?
  7. This shot of Andromeda is my second imaging target, having first had 3 goes at Orion to try and improve each time. I made a few basic errors so I'll probably give the a second attempt to see if I can improve it. Looking at the image the distortion into the corners is quite noticeable, so would it be a good idea for me to invest in a field flattener? Are there any issues with using one that I would need to consider?
  8. Yes, I currently run my EQ5 mount and an auto-focuser off it. Amazon's couriers wouldn't let me send it back which is why they gave it me, however I have just found out that it can be sent via Royal Mail which will cost about £8.
  9. That's really useful, thank you. Going on that info I've been way too high on ISO.
  10. I would add to that I use one of these and one of these to run things off the jump start port, and it works perfectly and then leaves the switchable output free for other things
  11. Thanks for all the responses. This is the image that has got me thinking about the ISO and it does have quite a lot of noise in it so am I better backing off to say ISO400? Then is the compensation more light frames (this picture was (57x60sec), because I'm not guided at the moment so I'm probably not going to get much more than 60 second exposures without some trailing starting?
  12. I've been shooting at IOS800, but the default in BAckYardNikon is ISO1600. I suppose this might be a hangover of taking normal photos, where I always try to go for the lowest possible ISO, but should I be going higher on the ISO?
  13. 600A 18000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter/Emergency Battery Booster Pack with Dual USB Charging Outputs, LED Flashlight. Brand new never used. Bought from Amazon and it was sent with a European power adapter. Amazon have replaced it for me without requiring a return because their couriers wouldn't collect it as it is a big battery. IT NEEDS A UK POWER ADAPTER (or a euro adapter). The replacement I have is great, and I've run my set up for 3 hours without it dropping off 100%, but I don't want two of them. £40 - located in Sheffield EDIT: I've discovered that Royal Mail will allow this to be posted because it's not just a battery on it's own, so postage costs are for a small parcel and depending on how it's sent would be £7-£11 cost.
  14. Thought I'd add my third attempt to this thread for comparison. I think I'm starting to get there and it's certainly better than the first two in my mind.
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