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Leon-Fleet

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About Leon-Fleet

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  1. Anyone using a QHY5M camera? I am having problems getting an image in live view. I just got my mono camera for guiding and planetary with a 50mm starwave guide scope. I'm attempting to test in in the day light. I've connected to APT. I have live view on but it only shows static. I've adjusted focus on the guide scope and changed the depth the camera is in the scope but still can't get an image on the live view. Anyone got any advice? TIA
  2. Thanks Louise, I hadn't heard of the 8bit mode so will definitely check that out. The rest I was aware of just need to put it into practice.
  3. I missed your reply Maxrayne - I ended up going with the QHY5-II MONO and a 50mm-Mini-Guidescope. Still working out how to get PHD2 working!
  4. Leon-Fleet

    Full Moon

    I've been playing around with some old moon shots I had and decided to re-edit this one. IT's a single frame at 400mm Cropped and processed in LR, although I might have pushed it a bit too far... I'm keen to try a mosaic next now that I have my new QHY5-II M to play with so any advice or if anyone knows a great tutorial they can point me to that would be cool.
  5. I am looking for some recommendations for which guide package to get to go with my DSLR and SA. I don't mind going budget on this one (actually prefer it) and upgrading in the future. Its has been suggested that a webcam and cheap finder scope would also work but I don't know where to start with this either . There are so many different combinations and options out there it's got my head all confused! I've seen this combo being used before and they look great but unfortunately new they are above budget. WO 50mm Guidescope - ZWO ASI290MM Mini I'd love to pick up a package on the SH market; if you know where I can look or know one's going please let me know. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. thanks Leon
  6. I can't find any clip in Light pollution filters for Nikon cameras, specifically my trusty D90. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on one? it's been suggested that I just get a cannon already and I might in a few years but not now! I have found this Optolong UHC Ultra High Contrast Filter - Nikon D5000, D5100 Clip filter, but I don't know if it will work with a Nikon d90? any advice would be appreciated! cheers
  7. Leon-Fleet

    LP Filters

    After much deliberation, I decided not to buy twice and just get a clip in filter, but frustratingly I can't find one for Nikon Cameras, specifically my trusty D90. does anyone know if someone makes them and where I can get my hands on one?
  8. Leon-Fleet

    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Single sub, which is my best shot of M42 from Sunday nights session. Taken with my Nikon D90 and 400mm lens tracked with the SA. Taken at Iso 800 F5.6 for 120s. Rough crops and edits in PS Camera Raw. My intervalometer wasn't playing ball so only have a limited number of subs. Also Polar alignment was poor as my tripod is very wobbly, and the ball-head is not so great, so micro adjustments for framing was hard, (also knocking out the alignment every time) Definitely, need to work on my focus and polar alignment but happy with the results. I'm going to try to stack the few frames that I did manage to get If I can figure out the processing.
  9. Leon-Fleet

    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Hi All, I'm looking at upgrading my manfrotto tripod to something far sturdier and taller that can accommodate the SA etc. I'm 6f3" so ideally having a tall tripod makes life easier as long as it doesn't get blown about by the wind. I've heard the eq6 is a good shout but perhaps a little on the short side, but or the manfrotto 055 potentially still wobbly, or vixen porta ii. I'd like to spend less than £60, but is that realistic? What do you use or recommend? Thanks Leon
  10. I'm looking at upgrading my manfrotto tripod to something far sturdier and taller. I'm 6f3" so ideally having a tall tripod makes life easier as long as it doesn't get blown about by the wind. I've heard the eq6 is a good shout but perhaps a little on the short side, but or the manfrotto 055 potentially still wobbly, or vixen porta ii. I'd like to spend less than £60, but is that realistic? What do you use or recommend? Thanks Leon
  11. Leon-Fleet

    Anyone around Fleet, Farnborough area?

    Thanks Ian, I ill check them out. I will
  12. Leon-Fleet

    LP Filters

    Thanks, @PeterCPCI hadn't realized they didn't work for night time. The IDAS is out of budget, as is the CLS filter. unless I can find one on the second-hand market as @LightBucketsuggested. @alacant that's a great suggestion and much cheaper than here in uk (£95 here) although it says it can take 30 days to deliver... so I might go with the suggestion by @LightBucket
  13. Looking at getting a light pollution filter, for my camera as I'm in a bortle 5 area and not currently using any filters. I've been looking around and the clip in filters are way out of budget, for now, so I've been looking at the Hoya filters and the red intensity filters. Then I saw these from Globe (Link Below), and thought maybe it's too good to be true? All those filters for the price of one Hoya? Has anyone used these before what do you think? https://mygobe.com/uk/52mm-collection-filter-kit-1peak.html?fbclid=IwAR3Uqu_TDPx-uxun3SGnDl8CqFQ-8kGgooW62Ux3gSNJ9PitQJj1RQn3_NY
  14. Leon-Fleet

    Anyone around Fleet, Farnborough area?

    Thanks Stu, let me know when you are planning the next trip and I’ll try to come along for sure.
  15. Leon-Fleet

    Anyone around Fleet, Farnborough area?

    Thanks Geof, I’ll look into joining them, I’m always down at Alice holt with my kids so might be a nice change to go with adults !
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