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MadFish

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  1. Yes, I stacked the 4 exposures and a dark frame in layers. I tried deep sky stacker but could never get a decent looking result, probably need to work out what I'm doing with it. I had to convert the RAW's with Rawtherapee and the could import them to GIMP. I don't know how to post-process colours at present. Thankyou for the comments I had no idea. Thanks for pointing that out
  2. Yes, I stacked the 4 exposures and a dark frame in layers. I tried deep sky stacker but could never get a decent looking result, probably need to work out what I'm doing with it. I had to convert the RAW's with Rawtherapee and the could import them to GIMP. I don't know how to post-process colours at present. Thankyou for the comments
  3. Hi, Finally got to do some imaging : Nikon D3300 w 35mm prime on a star adventurer mount. 4 x 60sec (ish) exposures and dark frames stacked using GIMP. Just fiddled with processing as no idea what I am doing- any advice appreciated. I aimed in the general direction of Cygnus. I am a bit disappointing with the colours, its either red (i assume light pollution as I live in the middle of town) or washed out as it is presently. Lots of distortion on the edges -seems to be the lens. the Cassiopeia shot is a single 50second (ish) exposure before the cloud came in, i like it just becau
  4. Looks like I might be getting a DSLR for Xmas , I was wondering if the 100d would be ok for AP? I would be using the Camera in the daytime too, so I wouldn't want to mod it or anything. Portability is very important and the 100d is pretty small. Most likely it will be mated with an ST80 to begin with or just used piggy backed for wide angle shots to see If I can do anything with it. Any thoughts welcome. Thanks!
  5. The 90-100mm Astrozap fits very well!
  6. Hello, Im after a Baader solar film filter for my ST80. I want one of the astrozap ones, as I am far too idle to make my own . Outer dewshield is 100mm, I'm assuming the ED80 of FLO would fit, though it states 104mm?? Hope someone can help. Thanks!!!
  7. I've found a few second hand pods on the bay, will see about one of those. I really hate the legs on the az3
  8. Hi. As the title suggests, I'm after a lightweight tripod for my ST80. Low power viewing is the consideration. Budget is about £50 if thats possible, I might be in cloud cuckoo land. I have a dovetail on the scope at the moment, I imagining I need a new mount adaptor or something for the tripod as well. Thanks!!
  9. Arrived Today for RotherValley optics . And its cloudy.... typical. I will try the finder, it seems good aligning it up, however I did read somewhere that the skywatcher shoe will fit in the holes already in the tube, so that may be an option. The screws under the focuser are a bit fiddly, tiniest of turns makes a big difference, leading to the focuser tube extending and banging to maximum travel, luckily no diagonal or eyepiece in so no weight or damage. Focuser feels very nice, looking forward to actually using it!
  10. Ordered it this afternoon, should be here by the end of the week hopefully clear sky at the weekend.... Who am I kidding?? Thankyou for all the help and advice, very much appreciated!!
  11. I think it will be the TAL, I have found some in stock. Its speaking to me, which the newts aren't doing in the same way (In the future I will probably have both ). Quick question, I have a nice finderscope I want to use with a Skywatcher shoe, can this be made to fit the TAL in some way?
  12. Trying to see If I can find a TAL in stock. I would also need a Dovetail bar? Would the medium Skywatcher be ok to use?
  13. AP isn't really on my Radar. I have too many expensive hobbies to fund as it is atm!!!
  14. Thanks for the replies. If I went for a Newt Id go for the 150pds as it is supposed to be a good match for my mount and would be the biggest I could get for the expensive, however I'm still not sold on it. I will admit I'd prefer to buy new (I like shiny things ) in which case the only ED I could afford would be the ED80. Would this give me much more than my ST80 in reality?
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