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About pblackwell

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  1. Hi everyone, What camera would you recommend to use with my Celestron SCT 9.25” ? I would prefer a proper astrophotography camera rather than a DSLR. I already have a focal reducer and would mostly want deep sky if possible (although my telescope may be too high mag for that), but would also enjoy planetary. Any advice would be great guys. Many thanks! Paul
  2. Ok great, I’ll prep one of my telescopes next time I’m getting clear skies. Previous few times I did that clouds rolled in
  3. Hi all, Is it still possible to see comet Neowise with the naked eye? (I’ve tried but cannot see it) and is it still possible to view with a telescope? thanks p
  4. There’s a hill near me but I wouldn’t want to go there alone at 1am that’s the problem do you think I should bother attaching my camera to the telescope? I’m not sure what mm lenses they are (my sister gave it to me it’s so old) One lense is about halve a “ , the other lense is about 2-3”s ?
  5. Thanks fo sharing the settings. What a great location to observe!....unlike my back garden when it comes into view around 2am for about 20mins before going behind a tree for an hour!
  6. Ok thanks. I thought it might be. I’ll also prep my smaller explorer 130m and attach camera to that. So about 5 sec exposure? I’ll try 4,5 and 6 secs exposure and see how I get on. the camera is so old it doesn’t even have live view so need to look Through the tiny 5/6mm eye viewer which is dam hard! ...you don’t even know if things are in focus lol! thanks for your reply it was helpful. paul
  7. That’s what I thought. Not a big window to see it where I am so don’t want waste time trying different ones. ill go filterless and will also try my light pollution ones. thanks for your reply
  8. Maybe too high power eyepiece for your telescope, did you try lower eyepiece? Also did you wait for the kit to cool down outside before observing?
  9. Hi all, is there a best filter to use to view comet Neowise? Many thanks! Paul
  10. Hi folks, Do you do long or short exposure to take a picture of the comet? Plesse advise what I should set my Cannon EOS to (its an ancient camera) I will connect to my celstron SCT 9.5” or is that too much magnification? many thanks! Paul
  11. If like what I saw last night then this is truely awful and I dread to think what it will be like with 12,000+ of them constantly orbiting
  12. Hi folks, I witnessed the Starlink satellites fly over London last night. It’s so unfair. Who gives them the right to ruin our night sky. Is there anything that can be done to stop this? Paul
  13. No no I’ve not seen that ever and I look up every night with my eyes even when clouds while having a cigarette
  14. Here in London I saw them. About 20 in a line coming from south west to north east. cant believe it so unfair, space isn’t their to ruin!
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