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Everything posted by Joeistotalycool

  1. I'm not to sure about that, but The one on the left was edited on my phone and the one on the right was edited on Photoshop. I don't personally own Photoshop.
  2. I had a Problem before where my stars would appear as rings, but I discovered that my hot pixel detection on DSS was too high, so here is the final result.
  3. thanks. i spent a whole night on the subject. I was going to image Orion, so i set up in a different place to usual so I got a good view to the south, but i decided to image this for the whole night. And then i forgot I moved my telescope, so half of my data (about 3 hours!) was completely useless. I did use a couple of frames, so that is what the defraction spikes are caused by (light hitting the branches).
  4. yes, I do have one and use it every time. I have done some research since I posted, and it turns out my hot pixel removal on DSS was to strong. Thanks anyway =)
  5. just take a look for yourself... i accidentally fell asleep on the sofa at 2 in a morning, and woke up at 6. 4 HOURS of data, useless =( Stupid Trees.
  6. im not sure, but are these rings caused because the scope is out of collimation or is it that i need a field flatterer? (im using a skywatcher evostar ed80 ds-pro). the rings are most prominent on the dimmer stars. You need to zoom in to see them.
  7. Yes I downloaded that quite some time ago, and set my telescope specifacations (80mm apature, 650mm focal length)
  8. Yes, before i got my cls filter i did quite alot of galaxies like andromeda. I dont quite remember the specs on this image
  9. Hi, recently i bought an astronomik cls filter to go with my stock dslr and was wondering what are some good starter objects to image. I have a skywatcher ed80 on a goto equatorial mount with no autoguiding and my southern sky for the most part blocked by houses, and my eastern sky has some houses in the way too. Any ideas?
  10. Recently I bought a skywatcher ed80 doublet refractor and I am running a cg5 advanced gt mount. I tried the pinwheel galaxy and it turned out.... OK I guess. You could just make out the arms of the cores of both galaxies so I guessed it worked. This is my first time getting a good quality telescope for astrophotography as my old ota was from the celestron eq 130. I am in the UK if you are wondering.
  11. A sct would be much better for viewing planets because it has such a high focal length.
  12. I would download flo's clear tonight app. It gives you all the details
  13. If you have such a budget I would invest in a good quality zoom eyepiece. The higher focal lengths can be good for lunar observing and the lower for small targets like Mars (don't expect to see much) and Venus, which if you have good collimation can be beautiful to look at. It is like a tiny crescent moon. The same goes for Jupiter, and it moons stretch out further than you might think.
  14. Since you have such a wide field of view, it may be possible to do about 30 secondso worth of exposure.
  15. They are two completely different types of equipment. Do you already have a dslr? Because if not the mount is completely useless.
  16. I saw similar things with my scope. It sounds like you have a celestron astromaster 130 eq too, which is OK for observing planets and bright nebula.
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