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O-RICH

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  1. Why couldn't i see Jupiter's rings?

    1. Earl

      Earl

      Jupiter has only a single very faint ring that cannont be observer visually from earth.

    2. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Or do you man the bands? There's a thread about that...

  2. Baader Optical Wonder Fluid can be used on camera lenses right?

  3. I've just been outside in the freezing cold to look at her - what an amazing beast. Could see all her moons too. Couldn't stick it out for long cos it was 3 degrees but i saw the 2 brown bands through a barlow but i couldn't make out the red spot.
  4. O-RICH

    Hello from Leeds

    I spent a lot of time growing in Meanwood and Moortown, and then 3 years in Headingley for University. Yeadon airport used to [removed word] me off, especially because i was doing a music course. I wonder if anyone has taken a scope on top of the moor - that would be both really cool and terrifying at the same time...
  5. O-RICH

    Hello from Leeds

    I live about 15 miles from you and I have to say Leeds ruins the south for me thanks to the light pollution. Turn your lights off!
  6. First ever DSLR pic was a sparrowhawk just sat on a branch inviting me to take a pic

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    2. O-RICH

      O-RICH

      yes i used the long one. I also got some editing practice in as it was cloudy and the birds colours needed bringing out.

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      nice, look forward to seeing your 1st light pics :)

    4. O-RICH

      O-RICH

      I wouldn't get your hopes up, I'll probably forget to take the lens cap off lol

  7. Got my 1100D - now I've got a steep learning curve.

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    2. O-RICH

      O-RICH

      Now i just need sunlight to get some practice in :)

    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      did all your lenses turn up too? my fave out of all 3 has to be the kit 18-55, my 1st lens upgrade will defo be the canon 17-55 f2.8 :D

    4. O-RICH

      O-RICH

      Yes, I got a few extra goodies too - like lens hoods and a viewfinder adapter. I'm reading the manual/pdf as we speak :)

  8. Trying to explain to a family member that the colour present in images of DSO's isn't actually how it looks, merely so that our eye cells can perceive it is frustrating

    1. ronin

      ronin

      Perhaps an image from Chandra or Spitzer, then point out that one is an image in the X-rays (Chandra) while the other is in the Infra-Red (Spitzer) neither of which we can see with our eyes. That way they may realise that "false" colour is added to imply other aspects. Mention that even the visible band imaging scopes can/will have the colour altered. Alternative is images of M42, they come in all shades/colours. They cannot all be real.

    2. O-RICH

      O-RICH

      I shall mention what you have said. There are some great examples in "Making Every Photon Count".

    3. RobH

      RobH

      Lots of them are real colours. Many of us imagers spend a lot of time striving for a correct colour balance. Narrowband images are often false colour, but that's because they often use the emission of sulphur as red, which it is, but then also use hydrogen alpha as green, when in fact it's also red. Not all NB images are false colour though...I try to keep mine as close to natural colouring as possible.

  9. 1100D + 3 lenses purchased - wasn't cheap though...

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    2. tingting44

      tingting44

      there all ways good to use as a lens protector to stop dust etc getting onto the optics

    3. O-RICH

      O-RICH

      i see, i have a MARUMI DHG Light control ND 8 filter, MARUMI DHG Circular Polarising filter

    4. tingting44

      tingting44

      ND8 will be great for daytime togging! these are used when you see a blurred effect on clouds and water, very nice filter!

  10. Really want to start taking photos but I'm still clueless about what Camera & Mount to buy :( EQ5 & Nikon maybe...

    1. ronin

      ronin

      Will the EQ5 be tracking? As all cameras have IR filters in them so the Ha is reduced for information the Nikon filters out about 90% of the Ha the Canon about 80% so a Canon will pass more of the red Ha then the Nikon. Agreed both are low. You will need a remote timer. Check the noise reduction features of both. What lens are you intending to use?

    2. O-RICH
    3. tingting44

      tingting44

      id start a thread mate

  11. Camera and mount is looking like £450 which isnt too bad, i just feel sorry for my scope
  12. I'm not too fussed about daytime photography to be honest, I would be fine buying a DSLR just for AP.
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