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  1. Thats impressive for a phone camera. Did you use any zoom? I notice that the note 9 has a 2x optical zoom. I wonder what the results would be like on a really dark cloudless sky, I bet Andromeda would be quite good.
  2. Thanks for your reply, thats really inspiring I am imagining what I could do by using multiple exposures and stacking. definitely looking at getting one although the Samsung S20 ultra looks good as well
  3. Hi Everyone, Not posted for a long time due to not having any gear but still keep popping in checking whats going on because once you have the bug it never leaves I think. Anyway its almost time for my phone upgrade and I have been looking at the specs of the Huawei P30 pro, the main interesting thing is that it has a lens that can go upto 5 x optical which according to the literature that makes it 125mm focal length equivalent and it also is capable of shooting raw and has a maximum shutter speed of 30 seconds also F3.4. Also the price remains the same on my contract so it feels lik
  4. That is amazing, you have even got the horse head in there. I've been trying to get that for ages. 2 questions is your sky really dark and 2nd can you confirm that your exposure time was multiple 4 second exposures? If it was I am totally inspired to have another go myself when I finally get my gear again.
  5. Thanks for your replies but I don't like the idea of second hand, I never have. I know that's fussy but you just never know. (That's probably why I'm always skint). I really only want new with warranty etc., So that's why these caught my eye because they just fit my budget
  6. Hi folks, I am trying to get back into this again after a horrible few months where I reluctantly had to sell my gear. (The bug never leaves you). This time I am on a tighter budget than before but I am looking for another dslr for astrophotography. I used to have the canon eos1300d with a 300mm lens which was great. They don't make that any more but there is a eos4000d 18mp aps c sensor which seems similar to my old one and then a slightly more expensive 2000d which has 24mp aps c sensor. The 2000d seems on the face of it to be a better camera as it has a metal lens ring rather than pla
  7. Canon EOS 1300D , Comes with lenses 18-55mm and 75-300mm zoom and strap. Also Remote control shutter/intervalometer for creating self portrait or time lapse etc. Non Smoking Household. perfect condition, kept in case when not in use. £300 REDUCED Location Bolton, North West England. Collection or I can do local delivery in person. I would prefer this as postage would be expensive also the risk of damage in transit. If needed then I estimate around £15 due to size and amount of items if sent by courier.
  8. Skywatcher Skymax 127 Synscan AZ GOTO Barlow Lens (1.25") 6x30 Finderscope 90° Star Diagonal (1.25”)- Repaired SynScan AZ GoTo Computerised Alt-Azimuth HD Go-To Mount with Handset Stainless Steel Tripod with Accessory Tray Extras ------ Skywatcher WiFi Adapter (This is so you can use your mobile phone for control to control the scope instead of the handset) Celestron Powertank with cable & charging plug T Adappter & Ring for Canon 1300D Camera Meade 8- 24 Zoom lens Bahtinov mask x 2, One for telescope and a small one for canon camera lens
  9. Yes you are correct in that if it is too bright then indeed all you see is a bright red light. But once it is dimmed then there is just enough red light to light the markings but not enough to obscure the stars(some do still get drowned out even by that small ammountnof light) but polaris and other bright-ish stars are visible through it. Another thing that I found is that if you have the red lightnon the side then you get an uneven illumination and it ia a little harder to get the balance between lighting the markings and seeing the stars through it
  10. Make sure you get the proper skywatcher cable or one that has ftdi chipset otherwise you could flatten your handset while trying to update the firmware. I know from bitter experience. I bought a cheap one from fleabay and while it appeared to work initially once the firmware started to update it kept failing at 5%. Once this happens the handset does not boot and you can not go back. I thought that I had killed my handset after only owning it for about 2 weeks. After doing much reading I discovered that this is common with cheap converter cable so I bought the official skywatcher cable which wa
  11. Some great tips there. Thanks everyone for your replies. I will use them
  12. Hi Folks, I have been happily using my new skywatcher skymax 127 on a synscan az goto mount and a question occured to me when going through the alignment procedure. Does the time between centering the first star in the eyepiece and aligning the second star matter. The reason that I ask is that sometimes the accuracy of the goto differs slightly and I am wondering could it be due to me being too slow to find the next star. I am good with constellation identifying but the star names I only know a few of the major ones such as vega, betelgeuse etc., so I have to rely on a star char
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