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  1. Baader solar film (about £20), cardboard, sticky tape. The film will have instructions on how to make the 'screen' for the 'big end'. Make sure any finder scope is capped off, and don't look directly at the sun. Jim
  2. It takes all sorts I guess. I must admit, the theory appeals to me, so I definitely won't be missing it. For those people who are not so interested in black holes, why not try to guess when the phrase "not even light can escape" gets mentioned. Every program about black holes states that very phrase. For my money, I'm going with 30 seconds in, said by Maggie. Jim
  3. That is a really impressive capture, well done Dave. Jim
  4. A great read, very interesting. Thanks for posting. Jim
  5. Thanks Jeremy, the date is now in the calendar. The Solar filter is made and ready, all we need now is some clear skies!
  6. A really great read, thanks for posting. I look forward to you next report. Jim
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    Welcome to the forum. Clear skies Jim
  8. Welcome to the forum John. If you have any questions, some one on here will have the answer! Jim
  9. Welcome to the forum. I hope you have better skies than we are having down here in Kent! Jim
  10. Hi Jodi. If you want to start Astrophotography, I can recommend the book "Making every photon count" by Steve Richards (he is on this forum). To get serious in this subject will require good quality mount, without which you will struggle. Read the book, check your bank balance and then decide if you really want to go down this path, because once you start, you will get the bug and be drawn in. Jim
  11. I am new to Astronomy, but whilst researching the subject it was drilled into me that the mount is the most important piece of the setup for Astrophotogarphy. Having ventured out under the night sky, I can start to appreciate this. A good, accurate, sturdy mount is a must if you are serious about the subject. It was about this point in my own journey into Astophotography that I realised this is a very expense hobby! I remember reading "A cheap scope on a good mount will always beat the most expensive scope on a bad mount" I too would recommend the book "Making every photon count". Get the book, read it through, and then re read it many times! All the best Jim
  12. Welcome to SGL, I thoroughly recommend the book, 'Making every photon count'. It's the sort of book you read again and again, and learn something new every time. Jim
  13. That is a really big star - its helps to put things into perspective. Jim
  14. As a newbie myself, I am expecting to make a lot of mistakes, but hopefully I can avoid this one now that I have read about it - thanks. It is said that making mistakes is all about the learning process.....but that doesn't really help!
  15. I can see a slight distortion after 'B' as well, does this mean I have 'average' eyes :-)
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