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Rob Astro

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  1. Can we have some more photos please. Especially the mirrors. thanks very much.
  2. This is my progress on my first Observatory. I am making it up as go along. It will be 12" x 8", including a small warm room. It will ahve a rolloff roof the first photo is a smaller design which has since grown a little. Hopefully I would like it water tight by the end of Oct? Time will tell how good it turns out!
  3. Thanks very much, I thought that was the case but wasnt sure.
  4. Thanks very much for the reply, just to be clear it will also help with a one shot colour camera?
  5. I am looking to improve my lunar photos and was wondering if a Bader IR pass filter 685nm would help me? I use a skywatcher 200p with a ZWO ASI 120 MC camera and a Telvue x2 barlow. All on a HEQ5pro mount. In the future Im looking to upgrade to a Celestron 9.25 and a ZWO 290mm Mono camera for lunar work. Thanks fopr any advice.
  6. Thanks very much all neew to me.
  7. Can somebody help my name this lunar location. Many thanks for he help.
  8. First attempt at Copernicus, all new to me especially the post processing.
  9. I have a skywatcher HEQ5 pro. My question is after polar alignment I return the mount to the home position, should ploaris be in the center of the eyepice? If it's not, can I release the clutches and get polaris in the centere of the eyepice before starting a 3star alignment with the StynScan hand controler. I polar align always taking care to level the mount and getting polaris in the correct position on the clock. I find that when trying to star alingnment the stars are always abou 5 degrees out? I hope im making sense my concern is, Is my polar scope and telescope not in line with each other? Thanks for any help.
  10. Thanks for displaying the image and for the comments. I'm lucky in that I live in mid wales and don't have any light pollution. Been looking at what settings what other poeple have been photographing M13. So I now have a plan saved in APT ready for the next clear night. Hopefully 30 lights, 45sec at ISO 800. Then 10 dark's to match. So cant wait for the next clear night.
  11. Thanks for all the advice. I was just happy to get a photo of M13. I'm not guiding at the moment. As I said I'm progressing a little further each night. So the next step is a lower ISO and to stack several images along with darks and bias. Cant wait for the next clear night. One question I have is how to upload photos and have them displayed? Am I rtight in thinking I have to have them on another host site like flicker?
  12. First attempt at astro photography. A single shot of M13, 20sec, ISO 3200, Canon 100D, 200P on a HEQ5. Its taken several nights to get to grips with setting up, EQMOD, PA and APT. Slowly getting somewhere. Each step is getting quicker with each attempt. What is has been is good fun and fantastic to learn a new skill. M13 Single__0002_ISO3200_20s__34C.CR2
  13. Thanks John, things were much simpler with a Dob. As I have another counterweight, I will just add that. The reason I was a bit apprehensive in adding extra weight is I didn't want to strain the motors. Anyway all clear now 15kg of equipment balanced by the equivalent weight. Thanks for your quick reply.
  14. Just got my first EQ mount, been a Dobsonian man up until now. My new HEQ5 Synscan its carrying capacity is rated as 15kg for visual. My question is that 15kg total or 15Kg equipment and 15kg counterweights? The reason is for visual I was thinking of using my existing Skywatcher 200p plus all the accessories and it does not quite balance with the 10kg of counter weights provided. Or is there an extension available for the counter weight bar?
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    Rob Astro

    A beginners attempts at Astrophotography.
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