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Everything posted by Muz

  1. What would I have to search to find the correct screws?
  2. I've acquired a fairly good quality bullhead for £75, so it shouldn't be a weak link in the chain. However, I can't seem to figure out how to attach it to my mount. I have a small white plate which can be affixed to the telescope in the same place where my telescope's dovetail bar usually goes, but I am not sure if this is any use. I don't think I have a screw the right size for the bottom of my ball head. What would work?
  3. Thanks, I'll give that a go. What will I need to attach my camera to the mount?
  4. The SW Adventurer looks like a far better deal than the Polaire from what I've seen just from the link, as with the Polarie a polar scope alone costs something like £135!
  5. It's an EQ5 that I'm using and I do have the enhanced tracking motor kit in both axes, but it woulda be the most versatile of things if I stuck only my camera to that for wide field photography, or would it?
  6. Hello, For a long time, I've been considering getting a tripod and tracking mount for my camera, for wide field logged exposure photography. I've found a good looking piece of equipment called the Vixen Polarie. Is this any good, and what are some alternative makes? Advice would be appreciated! Thanks
  7. Great everyone, thanks for your feedback and pointers!
  8. Hello, The clouds finally decided to have a rest a couple of nights ago, so I went out to take some photos. This is perhaps my favourite result: This is a 1080p version of the image, but the original image can be viewed here: http://postimg.org/image/jt7o7l66h/full/ It is the result of about 30 still frames stacked on top of each other in Registax, then processed with the wavelets and Canon DPP. This is perhaps the first time that I have been reasonably happy with my result, but I am always looking for advice and guidance, so it would be appreciated. Most importantly, I suppose, what are the best settings for the wavelets and what is best to do in DPP? I sort of just fiddle about with them, so actual knowing would be beneficial in future! Thanks Murray
  9. An absolutely incredible image! What was your technique in producing it?
  10. I took about 20 or so RAW images, but I don't think Registax works with such file types. Would I need to go through the same process of editing the image in DPP for each image, then exporting it as a JPEG and stacking them, or is there a quicker way? I also have a string of JPEG images on a slightly higher exposure, so I'll try what you suggest with that lot right away. Thanks!
  11. I forgot to mention in my original post that the full image can be viewed here:http://postimg.org/image/go7a5n2j5/full/
  12. Hello, I have here an image of the Moon, which I took a number of days ago. I've just spend about fifteen minutes fiddling around with Canon Digital Photo Professional until I was reasonably happy with how the image looked, but I don't really know what I am doing, so advice on that would be appreciated. Camera: Canon EOS 600D Exposure time: 1/400 second ISO speed: ISO-100 White balance: Auto File type: RAW, exported as JPEG after processing Connected via prime focus to Telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200P Aperture: 200mm Focal length: 1000mm F-number: F5 (I have been careful to mention basically all information possibly necessary as I have forgotten to do so on previous occasions) A previous image of mine was overexposed on the side which faces the sun, so I took a comparatively dim image to retain detail, then increased the brightness slightly on DPP. I also have heard from somebody that there is a way to set my camera to inform me when I am overexposing an image. I looked for such a thing in the settings, but I couldn't find it - does anybody know how I can access that? General advice and advice about how to process photos on Digital Photo Professional would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  13. Hello, I was wondering if anybody could point me in the direction of a good .mov to .avi video converter, so that I can use a .MOV video file with Registax. I have tried a couple of pieces of software, and they have either dramatically increased the resolution of the video or taken the video out of correct proportion, both of which I do not want. Alternatively, is there another way I can use these files with Registax without having to go through such a process? Help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  14. Thanks, I'll bear that in mind next time the sky's clear.
  15. Thank you! My camera is a Canon EOS 600D and for that image it was attached to my telescope the prime focus way (I should probably have put that in the post )
  16. Hello, I've been out with my telescope and my camera, basically playing about with settings and stuff to see what works best. This is an image from a few days ago with which I was quite happy: It retains most of its looks when highly zoomed in as it is 18 MP and pretty well focused. However, how could take better images in the future? Advice would be appreciated. Also, are there any edits I could make to it in photo editing software which would improve the image's looks? Thanks
  17. It appears the image didn't attach. However, yes, I am able to attach the LP filter to the part of the structure where the lens used to be. Although, sadly, there is no image to illustrate this, the part of the Barlow lens where eyepieces are inserted has a thread around the outer rim. Would this be the one for the T-Ring?
  18. I unscrewed the actual lens part of my Barlow lens from this other part. Could it be used as a T-Adapter? Image attached.
  19. Is there a way in which I would be able to use a 1.25" light pollution filter which I have bought?
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