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WonderStar

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  1. WonderStar

    Soul now with OIII (updated).

    Lovely image and so full of detail. Narrowband is something I'd love to try when I can afford the filters :-)
  2. Great image, a HA filter is next on my list :-)
  3. WonderStar

    First attempt at the Horsehead & Flame Nebs

    Thanks Sean, no filters apart from my CLS clip filter. The QHY5 is used for guiding only. Seeing was very good down here so I guess that really helps, (im no expert) I'm a landscape photographer so the experience I've gained in post processing has helped here...I think (and watching lots of youtube vids ;-) ) I've found that lower ISO's and longer exposures (if your mount allows) equals more detail and less noise and it's the noise that strips the detail so with that in mind I never go above iso 800, preferably 400. Of course this varies from target to target, camera to camera, ambient temps, light pollution etc. I try to aim for 120-300secs at iso 800, 600-800 secs iso400. I'm very much a newbie to the astrophotography world so if anyone wants to jump in and add to or correct me please feel free. This is just my own experience :-) Steve
  4. WonderStar

    First attempt at the Horsehead & Flame Nebs

    Yes Carole had to work hard on them! Think I'll run a few short exposures and blend them in :-)
  5. WonderStar

    First attempt at the Horsehead & Flame Nebs

    Thanks guys, just need a reducer/flattener now...oh, and a HA filter would be nice too! :-)
  6. Hi all Looking at some of the amazing images posted here I've resisted posting one of mine until now. Not the best but I'm chuffed with the result. Things can only get better (once I've sourced a replacement mount!) Constructive feedback welcome and encouraged :-) Kit: SW ED 80 pro Astro modded Canon 700d with CLS clip filter QHY 5II mono for guiding EQ5 pro mount Shot: 10x 300sec subs 8x Darks 8x Bias No flats
  7. WonderStar

    EQ5 or HEQ5 head only

    Hey Ben, I'm all sorted now thanks.
  8. My EQ5 pro head has finally given up the ghost and with all the clear skies we've had lately I'm desperately looking to get up and running as soon as. I still have the motors from the original mount and these are working fine so only need the head, no tripod as I have a peer. Now I know the HEQ5 second hand is as rare as rocking horse teeth BUT! if you have one I'll break your arm off for it ;-) or I'll happily settle for the EQ5 as I only load it with a SW ED 80 pro, finder and Canon 700d. Please help a desperate man in his hour of need! :-) Thanks for looking and clear skies!
  9. WonderStar

    EQ5 or HEQ5 head only

    Hi Paul, message sent Steve
  10. WonderStar

    My first half decent DSO M31

    Thank you, yes I did go a bit over :-)
  11. WonderStar

    My first half decent DSO M31

    Thanks Dinglem, ISO 800 at 19c :-)
  12. WonderStar

    Heart Nebula - IC1805 Bi-Colour in Narrowband

    Very nice and I'm very envious :-)
  13. WonderStar

    My first half decent DSO M31

    Thanks Craney, we all have to start somewhere eh? :-)
  14. WonderStar

    My first half decent DSO M31

    Thanks Ray :-)
  15. WonderStar

    My first half decent DSO M31

    Thank you :-)
  16. WonderStar

    EQ5 or HEQ5 head only

    Hi Paul and thanks for the reply. Would you take £400 and can you post. Don't really need the tripod Regards Steve
  17. is this still available?
  18. WonderStar

    HEQ5 Head Wanted

    Good morning all, as the title says, cash waiting :-) Steve
  19. WonderStar

    M51 Whirlpool Galaxy +

    Not bad at all :-)
  20. WonderStar

    Clear Skies over most of UK tonight!!!

    I just keep a check on the satellite images. If I see a break then out goes the scope! lol All being well I'll get to try out my modded 700d & CLS clip in filter. I'm a complete newbie and up until now I've been using a Canon 5d mkII unmodded. Going to try for the Rosette and then the iris nebula later. Yep, it's going to be a late one! :-)
  21. WonderStar

    First attempt at Jupiter

    Hi all, as the title says this is my first proper attempt at Jupiter. Think the focus isn't that great plus light pollution doesn't help but nonetheless I'm happy with it Kit used: Skywatcher 80 ED Pro on a Skywatcher EQ 5 Pro mount. Philips Toucam PCVC840K PCVC 840K flashed to SPC900NC Sharpcap and processed in RegiStax. :-) jup 26.04.bmp
  22. WonderStar

    First attempt at Jupiter

    Cheers guys :-)
  23. WonderStar

    First attempt at Jupiter

    Thanks for the advice, much appreciated. No filters used, should I get one?
  24. WonderStar

    First attempt at Jupiter

    Thanks guys, will try again tonight if skies allow and in a darker area :-)
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