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Leon-Fleet

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About Leon-Fleet

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  1. Thanks guys, I'll keep working on my processing, nice to know there's nothing majorly wrong with the data.
  2. no not noisy, it's the gradient, which I think is because I didn't do flats....
  3. I have tried processing this data but am struggling tbh. if someone could have a look and see what they can do with it, or flag up any issues I'd really appreciate it. Link to Dropbox below. flame nebula, 35 X 120 sec iso 800 10 x Darks taken with 72ED and Nikon D610, Star Adventurer. https://www.dropbox.com/s/up66rlyle6kggaz/Autosave.tif?dl=0
  4. Thanks for the help! I've got the M model. I haven't got any filters yet, they will be next on my shopping list. ( Side note do i get in camera filters for my DSLR or a camera wheel, prob the latter) My laptop is pretty basic so hopefully it will be up to the task. I don't have any idea what the above means so will have to read up and learn by trial and error. The rest sounds straight forward, I'll give it a go!
  5. Excellent! I haven't bought anything from ABS yet but I'm sure this hobby will have me looking before too long! I've now got everything I need for now, except filters!
  6. Hi All, I know there are plenty of tutorial videos out there on You Tube, some good and lots of terrible ones. Can someone, help cut through the noise and recommend a tutorial that they feel is the best? I will be using my QHY5-II Mono camera with my 72ED, APD Thanks
  7. This is amazing, maybe one day I will be able to do something close to this.
  8. Thanks for the help and advice, I managed to pick up a Second Hand 72ED which came with several accessories. Namely a 2" diagonal, a Celestron X-Cel LX 9mm Eyepiece, extension tubes and such. and a Skywatcher AZ Pronto Alt-Azimuth Mount and tripod https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-az-pronto/sky-watcher-az-pronto-alt-azimuth-mount-tripod.html I definitely wont be taking apart, I'm definitely not the right person to be doing that!!!! I'm sure I'll be back asking for help on putting it all together and getting it working before too long.
  9. Hi Steve, I got it!! Thanks for the assist! I got a proper bargain too, the accessories are worth more than the scope! perfect Nic too.
  10. Hello wise People of SWR. I just got my first real scope, the Starwave 72ed. I want to connect it to my Nikon d610 but am having trouble getting the assembly right. I have mix of extension tubes etc. but the way I have it in the pic below looks completely wrong. (Even though I achieved focus this way) Can someone please help?!
  11. I thought the ED 72 must be better, I would be using it for imaging mostly so can use my other Konouspace scope for visual. however someone has just said to me that I should just stick with lenses, and not get a scope at all. I'm pretty confused as what to do now!
  12. I've used Bahtinov Masks, 10x zoom on the live view, taped the lens etc. bit can never get it right. I almost gave up last year. I keep thinking there must be something wrong with my kit...
  13. I didn't know that about the scopes so thanks! I have got some lenses but none are of particularly good quality. I also thought achieving focus on the scope would be easier than with the lenses. I've always struggled to get pin sharp stars.
  14. So I am looking to get my first scope, one that I can put on the Star Adventurer. I'm aware the max load capacity for the SA is 5kg. Both scopes I ahve found will come in under that; but I eventually plan on adding Camera (Nikon D90), guide scope.... So I need a compact, light weight scope. I've come across these two, by way of recommendations and trawling through websites. I have also been told that I should get a refactor instead of a reflector for imaging, is this the correct advice? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/sky-watcher-evostar-72ed-ds-pro-ota.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/sky-watcher-starquest/sky-watcher-starquest-102r-f49-achromatic-refractor-telescope.html The 72 ED is potentially what I am leaning towards now but the 102r comes with many of the accessories that the 72ED doesn't. If any of you are already using this scope or similar with the Star Adventurer I'd love to hear of your experience with it. Can someone advise me which one would be better for Imaging? Thanks in advance for your comments and by all means jump in with a "I wouldn't choose either of those I'd choose..." answers. My budget is around the £250 mark.
  15. I'm using a Nikon D90 which has a APS-C I'll look into a flattener/reducer
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