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BlueMoon23

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  1. Don't know if the toilet tent would work or not - I'll leave that to the more experienced to decide. In the meantime, have you looked at light pollution filters? I think most screw onto the end of the eyepiece and increase contrast. This article has a couple of suggestions: http://www.spaceanswers.com/astronomy/ten-tips-to-minimise-light-pollution/
  2. I think you have to wait until 250 posts before you can edit posts
  3. £150 won't go very far in terms of deep sky and planetary observing + imaging (especially if you need a tripod as well). I'm not a great help but have you considered a pair of binoculars - that's where I started.
  4. Sorry if someone's already answered this but here's the sciency answer: White light is basically normal, unfiltered light that you see with the naked eye - you'd use a baader filter to see it through a telescope. H-alpha filters filter light so it is a red light with a wavelength of around 650 nanometers. It means you can see light from the chromosphere which you can not normally see because it is so much fainter than the photosphere.
  5. Hi guys, Would you recommend the ZWO ASI034MC with a Sky Watcher Evostar 120? Thanks if you can help Rob
  6. Sky Watcher Evostar 120 (EQ5), Solar Filter, Celestron X-Cel LX Eyepiece

    1. David Smith

      David Smith

      Good combo. Mind you I'm biased as I use an Evostar 120 and Baader filter.

  7. Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question: would a ASI120MM, QHY5L-II mono or Celestron NexImage need a focal reducer? There's currently a Celestron NexImage 5MP on astrobuyandsell for £139 - what I found after a quick look round. Is this a good option?
  8. Thanks for all your replies so far Firstly: I'm more interested in detail (sunspots) so I don't need the camera to image the whole of the Sun. I have a variety of eyepieces so finding the Sun is not a problem and I can then centre the sunspots for imaging. So is the ZWO able to take a movie that I could then use with something like RegiStax? How exactly is this done (making mosaics) and would the ZWO camera Laurie suggested be suitable for this? Thanks again, BlueMoon
  9. No, but would buy one if it was good for astrophotography and could be used as a normal camera. Do you have any ideas and what adaptors would I need?
  10. Hi everyone, I have a Skywatcher Evostar 120 (EQ5 mount) and a solar filter and am interested in imaging the Sun. I need help deciding on what camera to buy as this is a new field for me. I don't want to spend more than £150 but do not want to buy a cheap one only to find it does not do the job. Any advice would be much appreciated. BlueMoon23
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