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  1. I have a sky max 127 scope. I'll dig out the instruction manual and see if I have any more look tonight. I will use my DSLR camera to hopefully snap some deep space stuff and see how that goes.
  2. Hi all i have not posted for a while but to be fair I havent really done anything to do with astronomy for almost a year. The reason I am here is for help please. So I bought a advance vx mount well over a year ago but only just got it out to try tonight. So I set it to north and used the polar scope to align the starts or at least that was the idea. See I look through the polar scope and can not actually see the diagram it's too dark ( it is there of course) I can see the stars but nothing else. ( hope that makes sense ) the other issue I am having is that to lo
  3. Hi all is there any way of connecting a advance vx scope OTHER than the usual usb to serial ? this is causing many head aches because it working and now my stellairum says connected but wont move anything and also stellairum scope wont even give me my com port ???
  4. pc is windows 10 and laptop is windows 7 .
  5. 1 meter at maximum ... like i said they worked absolutely fine then all of a sudden none of my computers would detect it
  6. Hi all i haven't been doing very much with astronomy for almost a year and decided last week that i really miss it and need to get back into it. However i have always liked the idea of setting up a system to view and control my telescope from inside my warm house. so yesterday i was playing around with Stellarium setting up all my connections and making sure i could get the telescope to connect, after many many hours last night i finally managed to connect everything up via USB-to Com and finally my computer said connected !! YAY So at that point i obviously told Stellarium to slew my sco
  7. that just blew my mind away ??? lmfao i am just going to use manual focus ?
  8. OK guys as i am a very inpatient person i have been out today and bought a SIGMA 70-300mm macro lens. what do you guys think to this ? hoping i have made a wise choice on this one
  9. Hi gav, if you scroll up you'll find the photos that Leveye posted ... my photos look like the first pic ... i obviously want them to look like the second pic however i did know know that i had to take lots and lots of photos and stack them inn dss to achieve this ... so im going to have a go tonight
  10. at the top of registacks there is a button that says show full image click that it should do the trick
  11. i think your right i think im going to buy the bracket and take photos with the lens i have and learn the program side of things how ever i am still none the wiser of what kind of lens i should be looking around for .... is it a telephoto lens im looking for or is it a zoom lens ? either way there probably the same thing But do i got for a high mm lik 150mm or 200mm or less ? any help is always welcomed to a newbie like myself
  12. i have a alt az mount at the moment i am looking into an eq mount very soon my telescope fl is 1500mm and my digital camera is 18mm-55mm hence the upgrade need for camera
  13. no and im not going to lie i dont even know what a m42 lens is lmfao !!!!!! haha anything you could tell me about what it is or what it will do for me lol
  14. WOW guys thanks so much .... defiantly going to give that a go ... what the best procedure to take to photos ? is it a case of sitting there with the remote ? or is there some camera settings? this photo is amazing !!! so was it a video that you had converted to get that final photo ? if so could you give me an idea on what exactly i should do to get a similar result please thank you
  15. Could anyone recommend or suggest a lens for nebular and deep space ? i have a Nikon d3300 and would like a lens for good quality photos however i wouldn't like a bank loan
  16. WOW Well done i wish i could do something like this !!! maybe you could give me some pointers as i really have no idea on what im actually doing lmdao but that to me is very impressive !!
  17. No there is no reason why to be honest the truth of the matter is my zoom is not that great with the camera lens and when i have taken shot via telescope before they were not that detailed. i want to get some good detail if i can
  18. i have had all but a 2 minuet go at registax as ive not as yet needed it BUT i do know as i was playing around i noticed my can saves files as a .mov and registax wont accept this ... any advice ?
  19. hi all, tonight I am going out to a local place that is pitch black as far as light pollution. some of you may already know that i have a skymax 127 and a Nikon d3300 ( T-ring mount too ) so i am wondering what is the best way for me to image the moon ? should i do loads of photos with short or long exposure and stack them ? should i just do 1 long exposure photo ? or just a quick exposure photo ? sorry for sounding like a total novice but i am ha ha thank you again all i have learnt so much from you guys
  20. thank you guys im going to look into that book now ill keep you all posted
  21. brilliant thank you guys .... what would you guys recommend for a scope for images then ? something with a realistic price tag please lol Skywatcher Explorer 150PDS EQ3 Pro GOTO Telescope Magnification (with eyepiece supplied) x30Highest Practical Power (Potential) x300Diameter of Primary Mirror 150mmTelescope Focal Length 750mm (f/5)Eyepiece Supplied 25mm (1.25"/31.7mm)6x30 FinderscopeParabolic Primary Mirror2" (50.8mm) Dual-Speed 10:1 Crayford Focuser0.5mm Ultra-Thin Secondary Mirror SupportsEQ3 PRO Go-To Equatorial Mount with Aluminium Tripod42,900+ Object SynScan Computer Dat
  22. feeling rather disheartened now because i thought as a complete novice i had bought a good scope and camera. anyway never mind i am connecting the camera to the back of the scope using a T-Ring adapter either way this is the kit i now have so im going to have to do my best for now because i will eventually be upgrading to an eq mount so as for now what do you think the best route for me is ?
  23. Good evening everyone. Ok so I am a novice in astronomy and astrophotography so I'm wondering if I can get some tips and pointers ! I have got myself a sky watcher skymax 127 GOTO and a dslr nikon 3300 I absolutely love nebular and all things spacey <<< so I've done a pic of orion nebular before ( pic uploaded ) not very good in my opinion I guess what I'm asking is #1 how can I take clearer pictures #2 how can I get more close up pictures #3 what am I doing wrong I guess lol Any tips and pointers would be most appreciated Thank you
  24. brilliant next time i set up my scope ill input coordinates exactly as that and see how i go ... thankyou
  25. Hi guys total novice here i have been stargazing about a week and i have the az goto mount synscan .... the question im asking is how do i actually enter my coordinates? this is my coordinates Lat: 53° 13' 11.1174"Long: -1° 8' 19.572" im pretty sure there right and thats what i have but i have no idea how to enter the -1 ( minus 1 ) in my synscan handset if anyone could help i would be most greatfull also im sorry if this post has been covered before thanks in advance
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