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  1. its a shame there is no trial version of DSLR focus, I do like to know if something will work for me before investing even a nominal about. I did make a mask the other day as well, so im ready to play with that as well. Boy who thought using an exacto blade would hurt your hands . soo many tiny pieces cut out
  2. ive been toying with the idea, but the canon is a daily shooter for me now, once i get another to replace it i plan to cool it and mod it
  3. thanks ill look into that, yea i was excited when i tested the "time lapse" feature to do a set of images in the house. great potential for really helping me get focus. and for taking a series of images i like that i can take an image and adjust any setting untill i get what im looking for. i will definatly be keeping notes for sure on what settings to use for various targets. stoked for the first clear night that i dont have to work the next day
  4. luckily i dont have to worry about that right yet, my current telescope wont support more than a 5 second exposure! but thats good to know thank you
  5. If you have an older camera with out live view, and the drivers are not supported on newer Operating Systems this will be a real game changer First I have a Canon 350D/XT DSLR. These cameras can be controlled completely by computer, If and only if you have a Win XP 32 bit computer to control it. I first toyed with the idea of doing a Dual Boot drive Win7/XP. but it would require me to -make a partition -enter BIOS and set the HDD to IDE or compatable -install XP -reboot -finilize XP -Set bios back to SATA -boot into windows 7 -run VistaBoot( or another MBR repairer ) -Reboot -see the boot menu ( now at this point the computer will blue screen every time you try and run XP ) -set bios back to IDE when you want XP -Set bios back to SATA when you want to use Win 7 This is a total pain in the ass, and i read from several forums it taking some people upwards of 10 hours to get it right. I tell my Friend Kenny Casey about this and he asks, " What about a VM" Mind you this is the very first time ive heard the term. He tells me what it is. I find a completely free VM -install -download Daemon tools -mount the xp iso -start the VM -Install XP DONE! In 25 Minutes to BOOT So i Install the Canon Utility suite hook up my camera BAM!! a control window pops up right away! Now i can -activate the shutter -change any and all settings -view the picture immediately after taking the shot Now i had issues accessing the pictures on the VM. so i try and mount it as a drive in Daemon tools! Yup thats the ticket. the best thing about this is, I dont need a serial cable that costs an arm and a leg to get communication. I just used the usb cable that came with the camera!
  6. thank yall, it was a pain still without having live view! i was playing around testing different exposures, ISO, and aperture its cloudy and raining now so maybe just maybe ill get some this weekend
  7. Quick single image of the moon tonight. I was trying to target M42 but the GT mount is not likely up to the task
  8. n you canon for not supporting win 7 and later O_o

  9. i think i will be 3d printing one for the camera, unsure if i should do a petal type or box.
  10. thank yall, it was just by accident, but i lov eit, i plan to get rid of the artifact glaring in the middle, no idea wha tit is, as i have only had this camera for 3 days now
  11. this was a single 30sec eposure, just getting a feel for the camera, I accidentally caught the moon, but i love the image anyways. I have adapter a t adapter printing at the local library. Hopefully tonight is a clear night !! M42 is in my sights!
  12. I took the camera out last night just to see what i could do by simply bracing the camera against the van. for only a 20 sec image im pretty stoked and can wait to 3d print a telescope adapter. i notice some hot pixels and somthing else up at the top that i am unsure what it is. but i am sure some processing would help alot. this camera was a bargain at 100 dollars full kit included Canon Rebel XT 28-90 EOS lense Held very very still, LOL i was really excited that i got a better focus than i had expected. much to learn! but its a decent step up from my logitech pro modded webcam any tips, tricks, or settings that work best let me know, also does anyone know a free online resource that is detailed on the correct settings?
  13. scored a Rebel EOS XT with two lenses, battery.... hell everything that came with it originally including a nice case! for 100 bucks! works perfectly fine and looks barely used!


  14. around christmas my buddy bought me fairly beaten up scope. he thought if the scope was junk that we would be able to use the tripod and mount since it was a 114mm scope. same as the celestron we use. well he was right, the mount and tripod were real solid, the scope on the other hand would be better used as a makeup aplication mirror. see it has a flimsy plastic focuser that looks like it would break if i decided to grip it. well now i have two ways i can set up the celestron, if i have...

  15. I have looked in Celestrons navigator. and i can find nothing on this rock. would an updated stellarium have the data?
  16. I personally am not antisipating an ELE but anything is possible
  17. this is a great resorce to use for FOV estimations http://www.12dstring.me.uk/fov.htm you will need the FL in adition to the Mirrror size to calculate what ep would be best for you
  18. thank you all., im trying to squeeze as much light out of my friends 114gt as i can. will deffinatly be looking at these options
  19. ive looked at pricing of flocking sheets and those are a bit pricy. but i have a friend who is a woodworker and ive seen him flock a few of his projects. he has a really deep black flocking powder, the question is would spray adhesive such as a 3M spray and that sort of flocking be effective? it would have to be more effictive than the matte finish currently in the telescope right?
  20. you never know, it could be as simple as fabricating an adaptor plate to make it compatable
  21. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!! if your a corperation, DONT HIRE people just out of school and throw them into a Backoffice software and tell em to figure it out,,, I AM ACOUTABLE at my store level for their mistakes BS how hard is it to realize you cant change your ramped inventory in the past, JUST DO a single djustment

  22. well my wife came to me with an interesting question. for starters she wants to do pendants to sell. and she saw some with pictures of photoshop generated celestial bodies, and thought i could get a scope/camera/filters to be able to do actual pictures on the pendants and sell prints, hmm interesting thoughts for sure! TAX WRITE OFF haha

  23. a bit more searhing on my end, and also found some mention of it here on SGL show hat i can not lx mod this cam. looks like ill be looking for an SPC might be a bit difficult here in the us though. might just need to save up for an inexpensive astrocam capable of long exposure
  24. thye were SPC's and toucams. from what i saw modding for LX is a chore and figuring out the scematics for it pretty much needs a savant in electrinics or an engeneering degree, so i would not have the know how to try and figure out it myself but im capable of following an instructional of what to clip, where to solder, and what chipsets/resistors/caps are needed for the job
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