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  1. Nice pic Charl, lovely colours. Thanks for sharing. Ian Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Lovely, thanks for your feedback, pleasing to hear that I've not bought a broken camera which was my main concern. All the best. Ian Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi, I recently bought a Celestron NexStar 4 and NexImage 5 imager off eBay. I spent plenty of time getting to know the scope and installing software for image capture and manipulation. Tonight I observed the moon which looked perfectly focused in the telescope but when I switch to the NexImage 5 the video that's sent to my laptop is completely different, it's almost like I'm zoomed in on a very small area of the moon and there's no way for me to improve the image. I can't help but think I'm making an obvious mistake somewhere but I have no idea what it is. I've tried pretty much every video resolution, refocussing the telescope and tinkering with every option I can see on iCap, the image/video capture software, but I'm still struggling to see anything clearly. Any idea where I may be going wrong? Many thanks Ian Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Hi Gareth, great pic mate. Can you explain how you keep the object in view as the earth rotates? Is this down to the modded EQ5? Did you attach an automated tracker? As you can probably guess, I'm a complete novice and trying to build as much knowledge as possible. Cheers Ian Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Amazing thread, I've been engrossed with all that I've seen and as a newbie this is full of useful information for me. I'm looking to buy a Celestron NexStar 130 SLT, Canon EOS 1200D, T-Adapter (with integral Barlow lens) and T-Ring. Is that enough to get me going with a basic astrophotography setup or am I missing something obvious like a filter? Many thanks Ian Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. happy-kat, thanks so much for the thread, it's absolutely perfect and like a treasure trove of information which will be invaluable for me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Many thanks Ronin, that's great info, exactly the type of stuff I need to know. It's an equatorial manual mount although I've been debating getting something like a Celestron Nexstar 130 so it can track objects for longer exposures plus it saves me and my non-delicate touch from having to fine tune the object in view. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So would I literally just attach my camera, take a photo and then view it? Or would my setup be suitable for taking multiple shots of the same thing and then merging them into one image using clever software? Apologies for the very basic questions.
  9. Thanks for the replies. It's not even a DSLR, it's a Panasonic Lumix digital camera. I'm literally starting off with the most basic setup so I can get a feel for it before splashing out on something more upmarket. I'm planning on imaging pretty much anything that I manage to get in the view of my telescope.
  10. Hi, is there a thread where a complete astrophotographer novice could pick up some hints and tips? I've got a Meade 114/900 telescope with 9mm and 25mm eye pieces. I was literally going to attach my digital camera to the telescope using a universal adapter and see what I can capture, I'm not expecting much. Is there any need for me to take multiple images and use software to touch them up or will it be a waste of time on such a basic setup? Thanks Ian
  11. Many thanks for all the advice, it's most appreciated. The telescope that was bought for me was second hand so it may need some maintenance carrying out on it, are there any basic maintenance tasks a novice can carry out which may improve my viewing experience? I live in Durham and there would appear to be a club nearby which will be reconvening in September so I'll definitely look to start going there. Once again, many thanks. Ian
  12. Afternoon all, this is my first foray into this great looking forum and I come seeking advice. I've always had an interest in astronomy and often spoke about buying a telescope so I was overjoyed when my girlfriend bought me one for my birthday. She bought me a Meade 114/900 EQ 1-B which came with 9mm and 25mm eyepieces, it's pretty basic and easy enough to setup so I was soon viewing the moon and trying to look at some planets, given how visible Jupiter has been since the turn of the year that was an obvious choice to find. I found Jupiter easy enough but the amount of detail I could pick up was poor, it was just a big yellow blob in the sky and neither of the eyepieces made it appear with any more detail. Like a lot of newbies I've got a thing about looking at Jupiter and seeing the bands, moons and the Great Red Spot but alas my telescope seems incapable of picking up these details. So, I'm after advice as to what size telescope and eye pieces I need to pick up these details. I'd love to take some photos so a telescope with the capability to do so would be an added bonus. Thanks in advance. Ian
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