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Chris33benoit

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About Chris33benoit

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    Moncton,New Brunswick,Canada
  1. https://nyxtech.us Here is the link for that product. Again if someone would gave their opinions about this tracker it would be awesome. Thanks again.
  2. Wow, I am just starting too to shoot Orion and so far I am please with the results. I don't have a tracker (yet) and I shoot with a tripod. Settings are Nikon D3200 DSLR camera, ISO3200, metering matrix, 4 sec shot, focus manually (took me about 2 minutes just for focusing), white balance auto, lens sigma 70-300mm @ 300mm, vivid color, processed in DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop. The first picture is from a 500mm (@500mm) fixed lens by Opteka on my D3200. Does anybody talk about the barn door NYXTECH star tracker by any chance? I thought about buying one soon, might help with my pictures. The price for those trackers are about 130$ US. Thanks!
  3. I have a Meade Lightbridge 12 inch with the Explore Scientific 82 degrees eyepieces. The camera I used is my Nikon D3200 and I record some videos in HD. So far I got this picture of Jupiter (best so far). Pretty sure you can see details with your scope Meldrew007. Start with a DSLR camera and you will find out. Good luck!
  4. Wow these are great pictures especially the Nebulae! I am far from those images but i am getting there. Would it be fair to say that using a dobsonian (mine is a Meade LB12) is a almost impossible challenge for DSO's? If you are using a dob for those pictures please tell me what I am doign wrong. I have too a D3200 from Nikon.
  5. Thanks Ruud, sorry for the late response. Love doing that hobby!
  6. Moon shot taken May 20th 2018 in Moncton NB Canada. Afocal technique with D3200 Nikon DSLR camera. ES 82 degree eyepiece used. HD video at 1080 (30 fps) and extracted the image (1 of 500). Registax for the finishing touch.
  7. Dobsonian LB12 with Nikon DSLR D3200. Eyepiece used was ES 82 degree (afocal technique). Moncton New Brunswick Canada. Used Registax 6 for editing.
  8. Moon taken with Meade 12 inch afocal technique. Used Nikon d3200 with 55-300 mm lens. Eyepiece used 14 MM ES 82 degrees. Used registax 6 and extracted the images (1 of 1200) with PIPP software. Thanks and good luck everyone!
  9. Moon taken yesterday in Moncton New Brunswick. Prime focus technique using ES 82 deg 14 mm with Nikon D3200. Used movie file (.mov) and took PIPP sotfware to extract all the images frome the video. And done some editing through registax 6.
  10. 2nd entry moon taken in Moncton NB Canada. LB12 with Nikon DSLR D3200. Eyepieces Meade q series 26 MM 70 degrees FOV. Processed with Windows 10 editing image (basic). Thanks.
  11. Moon taken in Moncton NB Canada. LB12 with Nikon DSLR D3200. Eyepieces Meade q series 26 MM 70 degrees FOV. Processed with Windows 10 editing image (basic). Thanks.
  12. Again another entry by moi (me). Dobsonian Meade LB12 with D3200 Nikon t adapter with 26 mm wide Meade EP (Q series). Moncton New Brunswick Canada. Windows used for editing.
  13. Ok please let me know if I did this right. Taken May 18 2018 in Moncton New Brunswick Canada Northern hemisphere. Time was about 08:00 pm (20:00 evening). T-adapter with Nikon DSLR D3200 with 26 mm Q series Meade ep. Settings all on automatic. Afocal technique. Scope used Meade LB12 with home made shroud. Thanks.
  14. Bought myself 2 of these 62 degrees FOV both 23 and 4mm eyepieces. Didn't try them yet too much clouds and shiftworks. Might add too cold (-35 degrees Celsius, -31 degrees Farhenheit). Bought those on Ebay (Canada) for about 10$ each Canadian (8$ US). Cannot wait to try them I know it's cheap but I like to explore the Chinese brand of optics. Meaning bought these on Ebay bought they are made from China. Also I bought another set of eyepieces from China too (through Ebay). These were a little more expensive (but not are expensive as the Explore Sicentific, or else). These were about 200$ (Canadian) and got them at 50% so about 100$ Canadian. These are (suposedely) about 4-6 elements each. Thought it might better than my Plossl that came with the scope. Check the pictures for info.
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