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Ahgii

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  1. Well normal unmodified cameras still pick up Ha Wavelenghth, but not as much as a modded camera, I use my camera for normal photography as well, won't a Hydrogen-Alpha Filter have the same effect as a modded camera?
  2. I used the nexstar 8SE with the stock alt-az mount. I heard you could get up to 30 seconds without trailing with good alignment. But with a globular cluster you can notice trailing much more than you could with a normal DSO. What other easy targets would you suggest for me in this time of year. I would really like to image a nebula of some sort.
  3. Oh yeah the sync feature, i should use that too, but i have to take my camera off the telescope and look trough the eyepiece if it's a relatively faint object like M13.
  4. Hi all! Few days ago i tried imaging a deep sky object for the first time, so i tried m13 as an easy first target, I used took 7 lights, out of witch i selected 3 for stacking, and used 5 darks. DSS only selected 1 frame out of the 3 and stacked that. The result wasn't that good but then again....it's the first time i'm doing this. Settings were iso 6400, 15 second exposure, auto WB. I have also been having this problem, when my telescope slews to a target, it's always to the left of the frame and that was a bummer since i had to crop my picture. Please give me your advice and feedback, Clear skies!
  5. DSLR'S dont make bad planetary images, it's just that you need to use it paired with a program like BackyardEOS in planetary mode. I used mine to image jupiter and i got good results, and this was also my 2nd ever planetary imaging session with a DSLR, i can expect to get better results with more experience and hopefully better conditions.
  6. Hi all! Last night i went out to a friend's place on the outskirts of the city to image jupiter with my 8 incher and my DSLR. Atmospheric conditions were average-ish, just enough to push the scope to F20. I used backyardEOS in planetary mode to control the camera and captured jupiter 2 times about 45 minutes apart with 1700 Frame videos. In one of the images the great red spot is visible and in the other it's not. Please give me your honest feedback and advice, Clear skies!
  7. It was just a 5 second video because i wasn't really sure how to use backyard EOS and somehow missed the frame number box and let it sit at 0.... I wasn't very proud of the saturn but jupiter came out alright.
  8. I had the same problem about a year ago, when i got my scope, first time i used it i was inside looking trough an open window, and i pointed the scope at jupiter, i was fascinated by the view of the moons but there was no detail whatsoever on the planet, and i kept going to a higher power eyepiece or using the barlow, and that didn't help, it only got the image dimmer and jupiter was still a white spot, don't make that mistake, it took me a while to realise that higher magnification wouldn't solve the issue. You really need to go out on a night with good seeing conditions (no atmospheric turbulence), properly cool down your scope, and get your eyes adjusted until you start to see the detail, you will learn with time. My first jupiter pictures were done with a smartphone, hooked up on the telescope with an adapter and footage collected in video mode to be able to stack afterwards. Keep in mind all but the last picture were done on a smartphone and the 130mm reflector i talked about earlier. Clear skies!
  9. This is what i got last night with my 8 inch SCT and DSLR in Backyard EOS. Seeing was relatively ok, i don't think this has to do with the elevation of jupiter, maybe you guys had some bad luck with seeing conditions. I will include both unstacked frame from the video and the final processed result.
  10. Hello! I tried imaging saturn last night along with jupiter (already posted jupiter results). It was the first time i could use my new 8 incher and my DSLR for planetary imaging. Info was captured at f/10, probably a little low for saturn but for jupiter it was alright, atmospheric conditions didn't allow for more than that really. I was pleased with the results. Please give me your feedback, Clear skies!
  11. Hello! Last night i had my first succesful planetary imaging session with my new scope and my DSLR. I used BackyardEOS with the crop mode at f/10, the results where very satisfying, miles better than anything i had done before. Maybe i could have added a 2x barlow but i am not sure if atmospheric conditions would have allowed for that. So...here are the results, please give me your feedback, Clear Skies!
  12. Hello and welcome! Hope you find this forum useful, there are lots of nice people who can help you with anything, I myself have gotten a lot of advice from here. If you want to note your equipment you can do it with the Signature, you can find it somwhere in the settings. And if you wanna take some better photos I would recommend a phone adaptor that sticks to your eyepiece. My profile pic was taken from and iPhone 5s with Procam 4, but remember, for planetary taking videos and stacking them using registax or autostakkert will give you much better results. -Clear skies!
  13. Can't remember how many but the smallest size i used during my attempts was 50 that filled the whole lunar landscape and looked like enough for proper alingment.
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