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Everything posted by StaceStar

  1. No auto guiding as of yet. I'm going to see what I can achieve with this then go from there As I'm currently finding out the weather here at the moment is just too rubbish. I can't justify splashing more cash just yet ...
  2. Thanks guys...weather permitting think I might go after the Pleiades and / or the Orion nebula ! Excited
  3. So I now have the kit... just desperately want some clear skies now! Any ideas on a good first target?
  4. haha thank you! yes i've heard its quite the money pit
  5. Thank you for the recommendations. That book is also on my Xmas list . Have been scouring YouTube, seems like I've got a massive learning curve ahead. I like to think of myself as a scientist so hopefully I will enjoy the process of investigating and learning!
  6. Don't I know it have always wanted to get into ap since I was a teenager. So we shall see. If I can get some half decent images I'd be very happy
  7. Hi all just thought I would drop by and say hello. I'm attempting to start to get into AP and have ordered myself an early Christmas present in the form of eq5 pro goto and SW80ed pro. I'll be pairing it up with my canon 1100d . With the weather in the UK being so awful I couldn't really justify spending any more...but I'm excited to learn and see what I can achieve with my setup.
  8. Very very similar to what I got with my iPhone last night, also my first shot...great stuff! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thank you while I'm hoping one of you might be able to help me, am I right thinking I'll need both of these things to connect my eos to my scope? Celestron T-Ring Adapter for Canon EOS Digital Cameras https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000237C9M/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_s7xzvb105DYPE And Celestron Telescope T Camera Adapter with Barlow Lens https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00009X3UV/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Y7xzvb1P0K2E1 Thank you in advance Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So I'm a total astrophotography beginner, but couldn't resist getting a snap of the moon using my iPhone 6 whilst I'm waiting to get the required bits and bobs to connect my 1100d. Not too horrendous for my first attempt I hope! . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you all for the warm welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Ah I see, I might just hold off a bit then before I go buying an expensive rig or doing it DIY. Did manage to get this by holding it up to the lens just now though not the best but hey ho Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. This probably isn't the best place to ask, so if anyone could point me in the right direction that would be amazing ...but has anyone ever tried to mount a smartphone to their telescope to take pictures? I do have a dslr that I intend to venture into in the future but for just quick snaps of the moon for example I was thinking it would be great if I could just use my iphone Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I feel honoured! I'm guessing I should probably get a first aid kit for when I'm using it, I can be a bit clumsy ha! Yeah I think I might take it back, just reluctant to at the moment as I'm eager to have a play! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Ouch!!! Well I got my finger stuck in the mount...was pretty gruesome! Thought it could have been an a&e and stitches job, but it's a lot better today...all bandaged up and the bruising is coming out . learnt my lesson now though, keep fingers out of the way lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I know I'm going to get disapproving looks for this lol but unfortunately I didn't buy it from FLO. I happened to find it much cheaper at a well known electronics store and as it was local decided to go and get it from there. I'm a bit stumped really. I'm not too bad a fixing electronics really (part of my job) so when I've got a spare moment I'm going to see if there's anything glaringly wrong .. I guess then I'll have to get in touch with the UK support which is a company called HAMA I believe Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Thank you for the welcome after the stress (and pain) of getting it all set up I was so glad to actually be able to see something. Going to take my time learning all the basics now and getting used to my new toy
  18. Hi So after great deliberation and a bit of advice from FLO I finally went ahead and got my first scope. I went for the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ MD, got a great deal on it too, however the motor drive doesn't work!!! At the moment i'm not too fussed at that though. I had a great first session and managed to get a look at Jupiter and 4 moons before the clouds came over, I injured myself putting the scope and mount together so you could say i've already given blood, sweat and tears to this hobby!! Looking forward to exploring the night sky a bit more!
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