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Everything posted by laser_jock99

  1. I bought the camera new from a dealer in the UK. Although I had to send a written disclaimer to Fuji that the camera was purchased for scientific usage......
  2. Bit of end of session fun as the the moon began to rise- a single 400s sub of the Horsehead & Flame nebulae in Orion. Taken with a GSO 8" F4 Newtonian scope and ASA Keller 0.7x coma corrector reducer (giving an effective focal ratio of F2.9). Camera was a Fujifilm IS Pro full spectrum @ ISO 1000. From a dark sky site in Mid Wales.
  3. Still a great image- really interesting camera. Out of my budget at the moment (hell I'm driving round in a 21 year old car!) but interesting nonetheless....
  4. Screwed my 2" Baader 7nm HA filter to the front of the Nikon F1.4, 50mm lens. Five minutes with the full spectrum Fujifilm IS Pro camera.
  5. Usual media hype I'm afraid. The laser would be far more hazardous to a low level helicopter pilot, plane coming in to land or a motorist. At 29,0000 feet the beam will be a few meters in diameter......
  6. In my experience F4 Newts need some mods & tweaking to get the best out of them. Good when they are working well though.....
  7. +1 for the skiing sallopettes. I think any kind heater would just wreck you local seeing. It's why our scopes are left to cool down before use.
  8. List of DIY modding guides here: https://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tutorials This might be close to your model? https://www.lifepixel.com/tutorials/infrared-diy-tutorials/life-pixel-nikon-d3200-diy-digital-infrared-conversion-tutorial I used the instructions on this site to sucessfully mod my Canon 40D
  9. Can also recomend this camera. Very sensitive CCD- used this for the 'Hubble Deep Field Challenge'. Picked up the magnitude 23 galaxies in 180 seconds!
  10. Can recomend this camera also- very sensitive. Never not found a guidstar even OAG.
  11. 300mm is quite a long focal length for fixed tripod, night sky photography. The stars will trail very quickly indeed. I'd start with a nice wide angle lense like a 20mm or even less.
  12. Never seen this one before- great effort.
  13. I only insure where The Law or common sense compels me to (e.g. car insurance & in case my house burns to the ground). Any minor claim is not worth the bother - most stuff can be replaced. If my scopes ever get stolen I'll buy new ones (or even just give up astro.....)
  14. The Elan Estate has a few holiday lets. https://www.elanvalley.org.uk/stay
  15. Elan Valley would be closer to you!!!
  16. Thanks- I was surprised myself what I could drag out of the data!
  17. Looks like a good trip. Can't beat Wales for a bit of darkness.
  18. Back in August I did an imaging run on the Iris Nebula- all but two images were badly trailed due to mount problems. Thought I'd have a go a processing the 'stack'- lot of stretching and noise reduction going on here...... The unprocessed 'stack' 2x 300 seconds. The stretched - de-noised version. Might have been okay with the intended 3000 seconds?
  19. As the title suggests- a wide field image of Cygnus comprising of six 180 second subs with a Nikon 50mm lens. Camera was a Fujifilm S5 Pro @ ISO 800. From a dark sky site in Mid Wales. (click image for full size version)
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