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  1. I was trying to image Sirius and the Orion Nebula. I got them fine without the eyepiece fine.
  2. As the title says. I have the canon 700D connected to an extender (forget the name) which i can put a lens in to increase magnification of the image taken and that fits into the eyepiece of the ED80. So my question is, even with the telescope extended out and using the extender, I still can't focus in on a star. Is there a way around this? As it seems if I could move the camera back like 5cm I could get a clear shot. Any help is appreciated
  3. http://puu.sh/ih5be/cea84c180f.jpg I was pretty amazed at getting the detail on jupiter and found it had to be quite dim or the brightness of it just turns it into a blob of light. So I'm pretty happy with his, using my Canon 700D, 10" skywatcher dobsonian using a 6" eyepiece in between the camera and the telescope, I'm just wondering if it's possible to detail this up a bit in photoshop or something alike, maybe tone up the colours, brightness or something so more stands out. It is quite dim and very pixelated, but that was the best one I got about after an hour outside.
  4. I'm completely new to this stacking thing, i've just started tonight with some star trails and have been reading through this thread alot and darks, flats etc come up alot. So im wondering if someone could please tell me what they all mean.
  5. I have that exact remove actually and I can't find the manual for it, i just need to figure out how to do it with that. Would you happen to know how?
  6. I own a canon 700D and I want to know if there is a way to have it so it takes a 30 second long exposure every 30 seconds so I can stack them. I also own a shutter release remote.
  7. Last night at 2am I went outside with my 10" Dobsonian hoping to see the eagle nebula and maybe some more. Is it possible to see it with the telescope as it has an app magnitude of 6? which i think is just on the verge of being visible. But then i found the Saggitarius star cloud which has was +5 and that was pretty bright for a small thing compared to the nebula which is huge. So i thought i must be able to find it, but was not able to unless it was really dim.
  8. I'm looking at taking photos of the Jupiter, the moon, Saturn and some nebulae. Mainly Orion and The Southern Pinwheel. I think i'll do some long exposure shots of just the sky to get the stars too.
  9. What programs do you use and what do you think is best? Someone suggested buying Creative Cloud which comes with all Adobe programs like photo shop and light room which should come in handy with stuff like this. And im not exactly wanting to buy photoshop for $1000 as that seems a bit much to me. So if any one uses Creative cloud, could they post what it's like?
  10. does any one know of any decent image processing programs other than photoshop?
  11. I'm using liveview as I turn the focusing knobs but i can't see any thing until i take a short picture, where it just comes up as big circles. I'll try again tonight and see what I can do. I did the same thing about 2months ago and I swear i managed to focus in on jupiter, but i can't seem to do it now, for some reason
  12. I've just been outside with my ED80 telescope on my EQ5 mount using my 700D SLR but i haven't been able to focus on the orion nebula or jupiter. I've used a barlow lens and they both still come out as big circles, i can't seem to get any better. Is there a way around this? to make the image focus more so it actually looks like something?
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