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  1. Yes I agree that its complete PITA to focus planets with dslr attached. slightly movement and the planet goes off the screen and then most of the time I fail to get them on screen again. even sometimes I stop my breath just to avoid any shaking Hmm then its my bad luck to have manual dobsonian to take good quality planetary images. I saved money for long time just to buy this equipment and that's the best I could afford this time. Maybe I will stick with my dslr and this dob and try to improve techniques I will try to get 5x barlow to better up the images. thanks for your suggestions ... It helped clearing the views.
  2. So it seems DSLR is not a good candidate for astro photography and I invested in it :'( ASI120MC is color and ASI120MM is monochrome right? so its better to get MC since jupiter is colorful planet?
  3. 1st image is with canon 550d and 2nd/3rd pic is taken with ASI120MC ?
  4. Hi, I have skywatcher 10" manual dobsonian telescope. I use eyepiece projection adapter with canon 600d to do planetary imaging. But I am not very much satisfied with its results. Some folks suggested that to obtain high quality planetary imaging, I should go with dedicated planetary imaging camera like ASI120MM series. (ASI174 series is way too costly, I am looking for some budgetary solution but with good quality) Can some one please suggest any good model and sample images taken with it if possible?
  5. I am trying to take pictures of Jupiter using Eyepiece projection adapter method with my skywatcher 10" Dobsonian scope with canon 600d camera. eyepiece I have tried are 10mm and 25mm I am getting following image for jupiter with various settings of focuser and the variable eyepiece adapter. Variable adapter is as follows. I have tried many sort of focusing, in out but no use. But with MOON everything works works gr8.
  6. ok how can i convert the video (.mov) in to jpg (or picture files) and after editing using adobe lightroom, how i will combine them again in video ?
  7. I tried with auto ISO, then I tried different iso 100, 200 400 and all of them, what is the best camera settings for taking moon when its bright or dark, one sample is here (had to resize it as this forum not allowing attachment of file over 1mb)
  8. When I try to take Moon pics with eyepiece projection adapter with 10mm/6mm ep, I can see much pixels in the pic when viewed. I have canon 600d and pic quality is set to Large / RAW. How can I reduce pixels ? is it quality related issue?
  9. I already tried but PIPP not helping in this regard. Ok after few R&D, I manage to solve the problem with the help of Virtualdub and its plugin 'DE-SHAKER' did the job
  10. Greetings to all, I need advise regarding good video editing software. I recorded few videos of moon using eyepiece projection adapter but dueto lot of wind , videos are quite shaky. when uploading at youtube I see an option of ANTI SHAKE which remove shakiness and video plays much stable. What software we can use to remove shaking of already recorded videos?
  11. Many Thanks for your replies guy's. I guess I should go with CHESHIRE first (for some learning as well) ,Later I will buy laser too as collimating with laser seems to be fast and good for dark sites, Combination of Cheshire and Laser Collimator would be the best choice Cheers
  12. I have skywatcher 10" manual Dobsonian Telescope. Recently after lot of it's bumpy physical movement here there, I am pretty sure its collimation is out of order as I am unable to get sharper images that previously I was able to get. I am thinking to get collimator tool. When I searched the internet, mostly two types of collimator are common, one is theshire which have collimation cap with it, and second is Laser collimator. Can someone please recommend what option to go with ? I want some cheap but better solution. Q#1 - Which tools is easier for beginners and what is better in long terms? Q#2 - Does both tools can collimate Primary & Secondary mirror? as I am not sure if primary is out of order or secondary ? Images of Both tools are as follows ... Normal Theshire Long Theshire & the Laser Collimator
  13. I have skywatcher 10" Dobsonian Telescope. Since I don't have any proper view of sky from my location, I have to drag n move my scope a lot from one place to another. Is there any easy method that I can use to collimate my scope without using laser/Cheshire tool?
  14. yes I am from Karachi/Pakistan which is quite a polluted city. Unable to find any dark site here where I can take my heavy 10" dob, movement is difficult here , tall walls all around my location , I dont have roof, the only sky visible from my portion is is 6x6 (6feet in width only) so all of my pics and stuff is when the things are on zenith side, right above my head so its quite hard to catch things , very limited options for me Sometimes I feel I am a bird trapped in a cage and wanted to fly with my telescope
  15. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYdCtLvNIOgIYMKI1dLcKmw
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