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About LunarLight

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  1. what a beautiful picture! look at all the stars! wow
  2. oh yes my bad ha ha I read from the wrong lines!! thats what 3 weeks of tiring revision does for you! ha ha:p thanks for pointing that out!
  3. ha ha I understand, I was just curious if there was much difference between the two. I used a field of view calculator and they are more or less the same, that atik has smaller pixels but other than that I couldnt find much difference. I though I would seek the advice of those more qualified and you guys answered very well I was leaning towards the QHy anyway but I wont be buying til much later this year so plenty of time to decide
  4. the hi res image is awesome, so much detail in those dark dust trails very nice
  5. that is beautiful! The detail is lovely. I hope you continue with the rest of the frames, I am sure it will be a delightful picture
  6. Catatonia - I see, well considering I have a guide scope and I am using a reflector OAG and reducers are not needed atleast for now anyway. I am pretty tempted with the QHY 9. I searched your photos and have seen some other photos on here from the QHY9 and they are all brilliant that plus the price difference between the Atik and QHY I think I am my mind is pretty much made up Martin and shaunster - Thanks for the direction to get the software onto my netbook very useful.
  7. Guys this is awesome advice thank you all very much. Interesting comments and they answer many questions I had. Catanonia - A quick question about the filter wheel, you say its an M54 thread. Does this mean 2" filters need a special adapter or does it mean things like coma correctors, for examples, would need an adapter? Also I have a net book which is without a CD rom drive is it possible to download the software for the cameras from the internet? Appreciate the time taken for the reply guys Mark
  8. hey guys I have been searching around and looking at some potential buys for a ccd camera later on this year. I was tempted by either the Atik 383l or the QHY9. Considering the scope I use (SW 200p) the chip size gives a reasonable field of view on both. I did a search on the forums but I couldnt find any equipment reviews on the QHY9 so figured I would ask if anyone has any experience with the QHY9? Also considering that, with the cost of accessories, the QHY9 comes in a fair bit cheaper which would you guys choose? and is there any major differences between the two? Advice would be appreciated, thanks Mark
  9. gutted mate I hope you get this sorted soon, must be frustrating. This may be an irrelevant point but I know you have mentioned a problem with street lights before and I once had similar light leakage in my scope/camera. I tracked it down the back of my scope being bathed in light from a street lamp and some of it sneaking through a gap between the tube and primary mirror. Of course this might not be the issue and you may have already looked into it plus having never seen the MN190 or your other scope it may be the case the your scopes dont have the same gap between tube/mirror as my explorer....still worth looking I guess Mark EDIT: just noticed this: "4th was OTA cover on and the whole scope and camera covered with a towel" I guess that rules out the possibility of leakage from the back ...hmmm
  10. Thanks for the replies everyone. Swag 72 - sorry I missed this in your post " long subs and heaps of them is the answer! " ha ha thats what lots of uni exams and little sleep will do for you ha! thanks for the advice Revs - I would but its not my cam ha ha plus its used for daytime photography I was considering getting a CCD camera but considering the cloudless nights were I live I dont think I can justify the cost for using it a couple dozen times a year. Roundycat - ha! fair enough then atleast that one wont suffer to much loss, once I am finished on my run for the leo triplet I may swing there and check it out Lukebl - Whoa they are awesome! thank you for the links it offers hope, I will definitely try to capture some
  11. yes I have seen them, andy's photos are awesome, however his camera is modded mine is not. I am just curious and not wanting to waste time on something which aint going to show in an unmodded camera. No jokes, I havent produced a single image sine December last year (some of that was fixing my equipment) but living were I live I get very few clear nights so they are pretty precious
  12. Hey guys I am currently using a unmodded nikon D300 to take pictures and I was debating on trying to capture a Nebula such as 1c1396 or maybe the iris nebula. My question then is, is there any point? am I going to capture anything of the nebula or am I just gonna come out with a large star field? Thanks Mark
  13. I wonder what the milky way would be like if seen from the outskirts of the cluster, pretty cool if you ask me anything
  14. thats a beautiful picture, you always produce great photo's from the DSLR. I am looking forward to seeing some from the new atik
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