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About Star101

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    Celestron C11, EQ6 Pro Mount, Hyperstar, Neximage 5, i7 Laptop and Cannon 50D unmoded. One day I hope I learn how to use it properly ...until then its just for fun :)
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  1. That's a lovely image. I know when I took a shot at this a few months back having never looked at it before, I was surprised how large it is and only got a portion. I must go back to it! I look forward to your finished SHO or what ever order you chose.
  2. Its $99US. That's it. A one off payment as far I recall. That's what I paid a couple of years ago anyhow ...And I still use it. I think the licence is for a maximum of 3 machines.
  3. Having a extra mirror wont help as it will lose some light. So, yes, it is best to have the extension tubes. But if you are just starting out, you wont be bothered too much by the mirror for now. In the UK, the clouds are a challenge But seriously, if it were clear every night and I could image every night. I would soon get bored. I like the challenge
  4. Sequence Generator Pro is great for that I think there may be a free for limited time trial licence too. Just give it a part of the sky to image, say, M51 and it can be set to image from what ever time you wish until a end time, every night. As long as its clear skies If you can plate solve the sky ( take a picture of the stars and a program with tell you what you are pointing at ) Then you could just do that for each night. I am not too sure about Astrotortilla but I'm sure its very capable. Maybe someone else can chip in on that.
  5. This is the answer I was going to give when I saw your post. The only time I know of people using a diagonal when imaging is to get focus If you have an excellent diagonal, personally, I would go with that until I got better at imaging. Later I would look for my wallet and get the correct extension tubes. But for now, enjoy great focus and worry about the extra £20 next month If you talk to your usual shop, they should be able to tell/sell you the recommended tubes for your scope and camera.
  6. I just did a search on Astrobin.com There are several images taken with the RedCat 51 APO.
  7. Yes, I only found this out about a month ago when attending my local astronomy club. Its obvious once one thinks about it.....Its the closest most of the time That is a great video. The speaker is very clear too. Thanks for sharing.
  8. As a DSO imager I just want to say.....I posted this earlier in the week https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/332435-moon-17-march-2019/ And YES, that is a great video. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Here is my single image of the moon from earlier in the week. I used Artemis software and set the exposure to 0.01s. https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/332435-moon-17-march-2019/ No barlows used. If I imaged longer exposure, I would get steaks at the top and bottom of the moon. From the edge of the image, as wide as the moon and to the opposite edge. So I had to keep it short exposure. In processing, I didn't have to use Histogram etc. Image looked ok. Just slight use of curves for contrast. Good luck
  10. https://twitter.com/simon_sat?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1107613140240531463&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fscience-environment-47607696
  11. Single shot using Atik 4120EX OSC camera and TS 65Q on Mesu 200. 1 x 0.01s It was just there Thanks for looking Dave.
  12. Fair enough. Just trying to save you some ££
  13. There is always the Mesu 200 It is friction drive and can take a large payload, upto around 100Kgs I believe. Guiding is recommended. I have a C11 (FL 2800mm ) and a TS APO65Q with Filterwheeel, cameras and OAG Guider on mine. Not what I would call portable as its fairly heavy for one person to carry but a excellent mount.
  14. The problem with "more massive, universes that are 'pulling' our universe" is that would, I expect, mean we accelerate in the direction of "pull". Yet my understanding is the expansion is in ALL directions!, uni-formerly.
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