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Perene

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  1. I did it! A small plier was not necessary, with my own hands I was able to easily unscrew the "B" logo in the front of the binoculars. Here's a picture of that part: https://goo.gl/qqhBlL Now I'll see what kind of tripod can be used, and if any tripod adapter will suffice.
  2. Hello all, I received my 1st pair of binoculars today, the Bushnell Legacy 10x50. I still haven't purchased a tripod adapter for them, and a mount, to improve my experiences, yet I will once I figure something out: Is this model capable of using this tripod adapter? And if I buy any random adapter (for 10x50 binoculars), will it work with that model? I noticed only the "B" logo and I have no idea if this can be unscrewed. There's always the fear of damaging for doing the wrong procedure, so I would be very grateful if someone explains to me how this is even attached. I too
  3. If I purchase this exact model: https://www.amazon.com/SkyWatcher-S11620-Traditional-Dobsonian-10-Inch/dp/B00Z4G3CW8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1471229037&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=Collapsible+telescope+dobsonian+254 Will it be possible to remove the tube and use any Equatorial mount I want later? Or is the AZ mount my only choice on the matter? BTW, assuming it's possible to buy an EQ mount and use in it, what kind of accessories will I need to do astrophotography? Are they the same I am going to need to use a GO-TO feature?
  4. Guys, do you know what can be expected from the MEADE TRAVELVIEW models? http://www.meade.com/travelview-binoculars-10x50.html http://www.amazon.com/Meade-Travel-10x50-Porro-Binocular/dp/B00008IOVP/ref=dp_ob_title_ce http://www.amazon.com/Meade-Travel-10X50-Porro-Binocular/dp/B00005M2BT/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 (in here, only positive reviews) However, you may have noticed the photos differ from what we see in the MEADE homepage. It seems the comment above is from an earlier model. I found in Amazon two pages with the same images from the MEADE site: http://www.amazon.com/Meade-1
  5. Guys, it appears to me (please correct me if I am mistaken) there are no records from the wow! signal location and that fact has been ignored over time. Wikipedia says This region of the sky lies in the constellation Sagittarius, roughly 2.5 degrees south of the fifth-magnitude star group Chi Sagittarii, and about 3.5 degrees south of the plane of the ecliptic. Tau Sagittarii is the closest easily visible star. ****** Tau Sagittarii is the closest visible star in the night sky to the origin of the 1977 Wow! signal, the only radio signal that has been received that may be a sign of extraterrest
  6. The author mentions the shutter vibration was one of the weaknesses from film SLR's, that even with the mirror locked up to keep moving the shutter always vibrated the camera enough to blur pictures of Moon/planets (not so much problem for DSO). He also mentions that DSLRs suffer from the same vibration problem, not being ideal for lunar and planetary work. I have seen somewhere written (and also from images you can infer the same) that DSLRs don't show close detailed pictures from planets due to their wide FOV (it was something like that, I don't recall what exactly). It is also mentioned t
  7. Do you think the information from this chart is accurate as of today? The source is a book called "Digital SLR Astrophotography".Can you guys describe briefly how non-SLR digital cameras work? I mean, some of the best/recommended models, if they are easy (as the chart says) to configure and if they record properly (including videos from, say, the Moon, for minutes) and with quality worth of being considered over DSLRs?Regards, Key: * = Unsatisfactory* * = Usable* * * = Satisfactory* * * * Very Satisfactory* * * * * = State of the art1) Film SLRTypical cost: $ 200 + film and processingMegapixel
  8. Just take a look at this: That's it! Exactly what I was looking for all this time. The author says its using a 10" dobsonian (assuming it's the GO-TO model), Firecapture and the ASI120MC. This is what I've been looking for ages. A telescope using the altazimuth mount recording something with a planetary camera. But I want to see the video and know which settings were used in the software and once the target is in the center of the telescope if the preview shows any image right away (even if it's a bright star). Did the author used anything he forgot to mention in the telescope besides
  9. Guys, would you recommend using the SW 200P with the EQ5 mount? I was thinking about purchasing this telescope (like the OP my objective was to do AP) when I saw a few good captures from planets *, but I noticed the author was using the HEQ5 mount. Don't know the difference between them, that's why I am asking. * http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/218471-saturn-0706-from-bembridge/ http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/216471-mars-1105-from-bembridge/ Then I heard neither one is good if the objective is long time exposures (more than a few minutes), and instead other (and more expensive) mounts su
  10. About the SkyWatcher Explorer 200p with the EQ5 mount, for the record: The problem with the low latitudes can be fixed by purchasing an item called... pillar extension tube. The store explained in 2 videos how can this item fix the problem. I am glad this issue can be solved without any trouble, because it put me off completely from buying a new telescope.
  11. Wait, how come you don't know Sharpcap or Firecapture and have a planetary cam? Have you never used it to record anything before? I saw what can be achieved using a manual dobsonian, and even that sounds pretty good. I have no intention of doing anything with Deep Space Objects, so I guess you can leave an equatorial mount out of this. Or perhaps if I plan to stay capturing for long, even with tracking from a dobsonian, the mount won't do me any good if I point to an easy target like the MOON? Is that what you are saying? My location is not good for watching DSOs due to light pollution
  12. Do you use a dobsonian with GO-TO/tracking? If so, how easy can you point to a target and show any image in Sharpcap's preview in order to start recording? I'll be honest with you, what put me off this hobby (I sold everything, the camera and telescope...) was the fact Sharpcap could not show any image right away when I pointed the telescope to the night sky. Even a window (from a building), which didn't need any tracking, required some time before it could show anything and the camera looked like it was having a hard time showing anything, even though the telescope was clearly seeing the targ
  13. My coordinates are 8.0475458 S , 34.876962100000014 W. I heard the SkyWatcher Explorer 200p with the EQ5 mount has the same issue mentioned in this thread, a person asked if there are any issues with the 15º latitude. The store said you need to remove some sort of plate from it and prevent the tripod from bumping by putting a shorter counter-weight, something like that... these were not the exact those words, but I understand some sort of adjustment needs to be done.Is this a common issue with these mounts? I didn't expect the same response for another model.
  14. "How one can be better than another", sorry for the typo. I meant we need to see with our own eyes how a recording made with an asi or qhy looks like and decide if we want one of them or another type of camera. I may even purchase both, but more information is definitely needed. Indeed these cameras are hardly mentioned as they should in most contexts.
  15. Guys, I was wondering if you could tell me where I can find a video recorded using either the ASI120 or QHY5L-II from the Moon (specially the Moon) and planets using at least a telescope with an 8 or 10" aperture. I was searching for the dobsonian, but it can be any other, provided one condition is fullfilled: - It can't be a recording where the object is being tracked. I wasn't able to do the polar alignment when tried (right now I don't have a telescope, my old equipment was sold), but even if I could in future attempts I would like to avoid this task since I was planning to record things da
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