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Mattwaters

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About Mattwaters

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  1. The Camera is Boxed pretty much new, Ive only used is a handful of times. Sadly with the birth of my Daughter I havnt used it at all! So instead of it being wasted I've decided to sell it. I can post if required and will throw in the camera mount and T ring for a telescope. Collection from PE16 UK
  2. This winter has been been rather poor recently. Was hoping for afew good days over christmas
  3. Ive have 2. I got mine from ebay, one metalic and sturdy and the other plastic. In all honesty they are a pain to set up, align and even capture anything with it. I must have used mine a handfull of times.... phone photography just isn't great... Just bright dots with barely noticable features. Sorry if this sounded negative lol I was just so so underwhelmed by mine.
  4. So I managed to get a glimpse of Mars in around the begining of January this year. Mars wasnt in a good position and I think was about 292.500 mio Km away. It was literally a large red dot and I couldnt make anything out when viewing. Mars will be u der 57.000 mio Km away in July this year, I faviour my 9-10mm eye piece which gives about x100 magnification. Sadly my scope cant really see much further without compromising the image quality. What differnece can I expect when Mars its in opposition? Would I see any geographical features?
  5. Kinda what I'm expecting which is a HUGE anti climax! Just the size throws me off, it was definatly higher than the plane in Z picture but appears bigger, and only appears to have 1 vapour trail, ineresting.... still baffles me
  6. Would be hillarious! Some of my friends seem to think its a meteor or a satilite..... or weather balloon lol just thought here would be the best place to go for an educated guess! Lol
  7. Really weird, thought as the moon was out I would try get a good picture at about 6pm. Then I saw a plane but didn't have a camera connected to my scope so I just quickly snapped it with my phone.......... was quite disappointed untill I got home and looked at the picture and zoomed in! Any idea what it is as it peeked my interest when I saw it.
  8. I am an absolute plumb. Its the 750D not the 650D. Used it and the flexibility of the screen is amazing, shots of the moom arw nice and easy lol tried to get Jupiter and mars in a shot but think I need a more powerfulscope or to use some filters.
  9. Spoilt myself at christmas lol been playing with settings but does anyone have any experiance with this camera? Any good tips?
  10. This is weird. I was out this morning at 5am looking at Mars and Jup literally in one eye piece lol cant wait for a better view of mars when its closer! Did take a video and afew pictures. Not the best though
  11. Jupiter and Mars definatly. There right next to each other at the moment. I want to photo both over the next few days
  12. Good mormimg all, So I decided to try out a DLSR with my scope, I have all the adaptors and would like to let you know my thoughts and was wondering what kind of experiences you've all had. So my first attempt was with a barrel adaptor when you place the eye piece in then lock the camera in place. When using this method I found that the camera seemed to be to far away from the eye piece so unless I had a perfect line of sight, I literally could see anything. Definatly didnt long enough to manually focus when I spotted something anyway! After half an hour of tracking Saturn I gave up on the hope to get a decent image or even find it! At this point I dedlcided to mount the Camera diect to my scope with out any eye pieces. Initially I thought this would give basic or bad magnification. But to my surprise It didnt appear that bad! The field of view was instantly better and you could see detail of Saturn which I was quite pleased with. Then Saturn disappeared behind a roof in the distance and I packed up to go home lol. What I did see was quite small though and I wasn't able to get a picture before it disappeared.... What are people reccomendations when using DLSR cameras on an Equatorial mouny?
  13. Silly question. I think youbposted on my post the other day. Is this scope a quick scope? How do you track targets with it? Does it have adjustments etc?
  14. Cheers, Ive seen there is a good second hand market out there so will keep an eye out, Ive got time anyway. Afew more targets this year but for next year I want a good scope to see Mars!
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