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david o

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  1. Hi there Jim, welcome to SGL
  2. Hi there Rich, first up ... ... welcome to SGL Before making a start with astro-photography I really recommend that you read Making Every Photon Count (by SGL's very own steppenwolf). Easy to read, it's full of good advice aimed at the imaging novice, including choosing the right equipment - explaining what kit you'll need and, more importantly, why. Helping you avoid poor choices and costly mistakes. There's also loads of tips 'n' tricks as well as lots of other vital stuff. Have a trawl through the imaging sections too. They're full of info and some very experienced and talented folk who, I'm sure, will be more than happy to share advice and guidance with you. HTH
  3. Hi there hijazist, first up .... ... welcome to SGL I'm afraid that I'm not into imaging, so I can't offer any pertinent advice other than to really recommend that you read Making Every Photon Count (by SGL's very own steppenwolf) before making a start with astro-photography. Easy to read, it's full of good advice aimed at the imaging novice, including choosing the right equipment - explaining what kit you'll need and, more importantly, why. Helping you avoid poor choices and costly mistakes. There's also loads of tips 'n' tricks as well as lots of other vital stuff. Have a trawl through the imaging sections too. They're full of info and some very experienced and talented folk who, I'm sure, will be more than happy to share advice and guidance with you. HTH
  4. Hi there Geordie, welcome to SGL
  5. Hi there Steve, welcome to SGL
  6. Hi there James, welcome to SGL
  7. Hi there mikinio, welcome to SGL
  8. SCTs do seem to be popular for lunar/planetary work. What sort of budget are you thinking of?
  9. Hi there LadyHoshi, welcome to SGL
  10. Hi there Buzz Lightyears dad, welcome to SGL
  11. Hi there Jennifer, welcome to SGL PS - It looks like you missed his SW 200. How on Earth did you manage that?
  12. Hi there JonnyP, welcome to SGL
  13. Hi there ScubaMike, welcome to SGL
  14. Hi there Ray, welcome to SGL Sounds like a good combo for imaging and you'll get some cracking wide field views visually.
  15. Yep. Great little mount But don't make too much fuss over it ... ... the retailers may catch on and put the price up
  16. I agree with Alan and Rik, I'd be very tempted not to buy anything for now and just use what came with the 'scope. With eyepiece time under your belt you'll know what needs replacing, or if there's a gap that needs filling. For the ins 'n' outs of choosing EPs, you might find both these posts interesting : [thread=80772]"Eyepieces - the very least you need"[/thread] and [thread=63184]"Understanding and choosing eyepieces"[/thread]. HTH
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    Hello

    Hi there Gav, welcome to SGL
  18. Hi there Jim, welcome to SGL
  19. david o

    Hi from Germany

    Hi there Michael, welcome to SGL
  20. You won't be disappointed! Just try not to wake the neighbours though
  21. TV Plössls and Orthos (either Baader Genuine, or volcano-top) are good bets, especially in faster 'scopes. All can be found at affordable prices second hand, if you can be patient. They'll also make a good backbone for an EP collection, one that'd move with you from 'scope to 'scope... and last you a lifetime.
  22. I'm glad that you finally got first light and that the EPs suit you. Be warned ! You've begun the slide down the slippery slope into ocularholism Then will come the horrors of aperture fever
  23. Don't ! If it really does have a range of 5km then your targeting (street lamps by any chance?) would have to be very accurate. Otherwise the law of unintended consequences (AKA Murphy's Law) may well take a hand. You really don't want an innocent somewhere downrange, maybe another stargazer or even a pilot, getting an eyeful of that. At the very best, it'd certainly spoil their night. The risk(s) may well have quite a low probability, I honestly don't know. But, are they worth taking at somebody else's expense ?
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