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gonzostar

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    Canon 750d or not

    Hi I have currently a 450d camera. I have a opportunity to get a 750d. The difference between these 2 is that the 750 has 24mp compared to 12mp. Also the 750 has a slightly larger sensor. How much of a difference if any will this make to my images with my set up? I mainly use the 102mm ES APO refractor on avx mount. Clear nights hopefully Dean
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    M104

    Ideal target last week, new moon neighbours away! Will try again next year with a new camera, and yes its one of my favorites
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    M104

    Cheers. Will try this with 750d hopefully will be better image compared to 450d?
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    M104

    Hello This maybe the last photo taken with my 450d. Now has usb connection issues. I have had good use of it though for the past 3years The Sombrero galaxy heavily cropped (cropped) taken last week. Had to stack ir mosaic form as i nudged the camera and didnt realise!. Telescope - 102mm APO ES refractor on a AVX mount Camera- Canon 450d unmoded iso800 with a Astronomik CLS filter. Duration 150minutes - 300s lights., Darks, flats and bias frames also taken Guided with PHD2 and processed in PS Of course improvement advice much appreciated Thanks for looking Dean
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    How to focus a camera thats not a DSLR

    Thankyou thats very useful feedback. I feel need to do a bit more research before i commit
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    m106

    Wow i really like that picture. What DSLR are you using?
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    How to focus a camera thats not a DSLR

    Fantastic all,very useful information and advice as always. Will give toothpick a chance and see what happens. I have had my Canon 450d for over two years now, and feel the need to take the plunge. My other concerns are set up times compared to DSLR and processing afterwards. Do i need to use ascom drivers for ccd cameras? At the moment i am using a ST-4 cable. Dean
  8. I have a feeling that my Canon 450d is on its way out. The socket that connect the lead from camera to laptop doesnt get recognised. However different Camera same lead and loptop works fine! So i know its my camera Anyway step by step research for me, and lets start with a silly question. How do you focus a astro-camera , and what software do you use? Cheers Dean
  9. As Carole says above in PS, then i also use gradient exterminator in ps
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    M88 and friends

    Hello This image taken of M88 and lots of fuzzies. This is only 1.5 hours, and with more data could be better i think? Telescope - 102mm APO ES refractor on a AVX mount Camera- Canon 450d unmoded iso800 with a Astronomik CLS filter. Duration 1.5hours - 300s lights., Darks, flats and bias frames also taken Guided with PHD2 and processed in PS Of course improvement advice much appreciated Thanks for looking Dean
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    M53

    Hello a brief gaps in the clouds allowed me to to take this image taken of M53 (cropped). This is only 48 minute session Telescope - 102mm APO ES refractor on a AVX mount Camera- Canon 450d unmoded iso800 with a Astronomik CLS filter. Duration 48minutes - 60s lights., Darks, flats and bias frames also taken Guided with PHD2 and processed in PS Of course improvement advice much appreciated Thanks for looking Dean
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    M100- blow dryer

    Certainly was a challange, as ever more data woudnt go amiss! However thought it is a worth while object to capture the detail of galaxies. I will one day move away from DSLR camera Often wonder how exceptional Charles Messier eyesight was. Howver i guess he didnt have to contend with light pollution to much. Cheers Dean
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    M100- blow dryer

    Hello This image taken of M100 (blowdryer galaxy) and some friends. This is a 4 hour session from a couple of nights Telescope - 102mm APO ES refractor on a AVX mount Camera- Canon 450d unmoded iso800 with a Astronomik CLS filter. Duration 4 hours - 300s lights., Darks, flats and bias frames also taken Guided with PHD2 and processed in PS Of course improvement advice much appreciated Thanks for looking Dean
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    M106- and friends

    Thanks, Havent worked out how to write on images yet using PS. So got Astrometry to do instead
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    M106- and friends

    Thanks, surprised myself given conditions and only 2hrs of data. Guiding was all over the place But pleased with result.
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