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davew last won the day on May 3 2019

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  1. http://dosandbox.astrodon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Astrodon-Narrowband-Filters_FAQ.pdf Look about half way down the PDF on page 4. Dave.
  2. I'm really enjoying this thread Kat. I'm quietly rooting for you in the background :) Dave.
  3. Hi Paul, I don't like disagreeing with the author but I do like the first image best. Like most of your starscapes it gives a sense of place and purpose. For me, I've just walked up the hill and have turned to look out over the valley and of course Orion. In the second I'm hovering in space. Buildings and ruins in some of your other images do the same kind of thing. Dave.
  4. First off - lovely transition from dusk into night. You do that very well. Second - I didn't realize those satellites were as bad as that. I do now ! Dave.
  5. Hi Nathan, If I was thinking along the lines of a good all round Nikon camera that would connect to just about any software for capture and processing or remote / tethered imaging it would be the D5300 or newer. A little bit more to purchase even secondhand but worth the difference. Depends what you mean by wide field but as far as lenses go then Samyang take a lot of beating, especially the 14mm and 24mm. The Tokina 11 - 20 f2.8 has a reasonable reputation and Nikon's own 20mm f1.8. With APSC that's an equivalent FOV of a 30mm on FF and so is still ok for static tripod shots. For a longer length then the Samyang 135 seems to please a lot of people. Dave. Just a thought - The Huddersfield Astro Society has a few DSLR imagers so perhaps drop in and see them. I think they meet in town.
  6. You forgot to mention, a bit nifty with a BBQ ! Sad news. Dave.
  7. I'm really impressed with this one ! Fantastic pano. I notice you're a long way from home too ! Dave.
  8. That's worked rather well for a first attempt. We'll be seeing more I hope. I now almost exclusively use the Z6 for my widefield static shots and really like it. By far the easiest camera I've ever used as everything I want can be operated one handed and custom buttons set up just so. If you want another go then the 24mm end of the lens could be used for a bit longer. I've done 15 seconds at 24mm and it's ok as long as you don't view the image at 200% :) Sequator is an app just made for this stuff as you can then stack the sky to get a lovely smooth noise free image and the foreground doesn't go blurred. Windows only though. Dave
  9. I'm with you there Gordon. I like having friends around me imaging but avoid " Strangers " and their chimping I keep coming back to the video and I see a bit more each time. Thanks, Dave
  10. That is an epic ! I love the whole thing and I also admire your puddle shots Andromeda and the Milky Way weren't just good, they were exceptional. How many other people were around when you were taking your shots ? I can't see you being alone on a clear night like that, Dave.
  11. Nice colours, tight stars, loads of dust and well controlled Trap. Perfect, Dave.
  12. It just occurred to me Rich, today is the last day of posting to this challenge so if you did a bit last night then get it in quick Thanks Nigella.
  13. I thought you would There are a few around who really like this stuff and you're one of them. I'm glad you liked it, Dave.
  14. Thank you Bob. Easy enough to do too. Cheers, Dave.
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