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About AndyM

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  1. Hi all, I have for sale an Astronomik EOS clip filter CLS in excellent condition - very little used. I have used with a Canon 600d and an 1100d Asking £70 posted. Now sold
  2. Thanks for the tutorial Roger. I will read thoroughly and digest! Ta to everyone for the kind comments too.
  3. Hi Adrian, welcome to SGL from me, who's just up the road from you! Hope you enjoy your new hobby.
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    A collection of photos taken over the last six years!
  5. A quick spur of the moment imaging session from yesterday evening.....all of five minutes! Taken with a Canon 1100d attached to Skywatcher 80ED with a solar filter. This is a stack of four frames, (ISO400 1/1000 sec exposure) put together manually in Photoshop, then the result put through RS6 for wavelets followed by a further small amount of processing in Photoshop. It's my first attempt at solar imaging....I can see another money-pit looming.....
  6. M51 from 8th April. My best result of this galaxy yet! 20 subs of 180 seconds plus 6 of 300 seconds @ iso1600 + 10 darks +10 flats. Using Canon 1100d on a Revelation 6"RC scope. Processed in DSS followed by Photoshop.
  7. Captured with the ASI120MC through the 200pds using a 3x Barlow. 2300 frames stacked in AS!2 then used wavelets in Registax.
  8. I've used the 200pds with a DSLR and a ZWO camera for DSO and planetary imaging with very pleasing (to me!) results. It's a lovely scope, but it is big! For DSOs I tend to use the much smaller ED80 refractor, mainly because it's easier to set up. The HEQ5 Pro is a good mount for imaging, I owned one a few years ago and was always pleased with its performance. It coped with the Skywatcher 200 extremely well. As for extras, a light pollution filter might be a good idea. I recently bought one of these and it really does make a huge difference to the exposure length that can be achieved.
  9. I couldn't get rid of the fringing, but did get a bit more detail out! (Using RGB align improved the colour, but I lost a lot of edge detail for some reason...not sure why.)
  10. As long as it has Live View, which I seem to remember the 450 does have (may be wrong!!), then BYE will capture AVI files in planetary mode.
  11. Thanks! Yes, it was through the 200p. Total of 4000 frames.
  12. Not many gaps in the clouds here last night so I had a quick play at imaging Jupiter with the Canon 1100d. Captured through BYE. I used the 5x movie mode in BYE, ISO 800, 1/60 sec exposure. Scope was Skywatcher Explorer 200, 3x Barlow. Stacked and wavelets in Registax. Further processing in Photoshop. Quite pleased with the result.
  13. Hi Not posted here for a good while, but thought it was about time the scope and camera were allowed outside again! Taken on 15th Jan with modded 600d, SW 80ed, guided with QHY5 on a 9x50 finder, all on top of the CG5gt mount. 10 x 6 minute subs ISO800, couple of flats, no dark frames. I'm not too unhappy with this one.
  14. Lovely picture. One of my favourite parts of the world.
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