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Everything posted by Chris33benoit

  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. Chris33benoit

    2013-08-04 m31

    Wow, I want to buy one (I'm not crafty enough). Great results!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Thanks Ruud, sorry for the late response. Love doing that hobby!
  7. 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.
  8. Dobsonian LB12 with Nikon DSLR D3200. Eyepiece used was ES 82 degree (afocal technique). Moncton New Brunswick Canada. Used Registax 6 for editing.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Thank you so much for making that a little much more clearer LukeSkywatcher. I know it has been more than 5 years but those definitions helped me a lot. I am just starting astrophotography and it seems that it is getting better and better with time. I used the Eyepice Projection Imaging with a T adapter and it seems that the image is not as clear as I wanted them to be. In fact the best Moon image and video were done (so far) from my bedroom (inside the house) with a tripod (using afocal imaging) attached with my DSLR Nikon camera. That means there were 4 "filters" before I could see the pictures. Filter meaning the layers (main window, telescope lens, eyepiece lens and camera lens). Cannot wait to try this technique (afocal) outside with my camera suppport that I just bought (not delivered yet). Feeling confident that it will do the trick. Again your post was a few years ago but shows that someone is reading this and I find that educational. Keep up the good work! Happy stargazing!
  17. Wow, great picture. I cannot believe how small the file is (audio and video). How did you manage? Nice again.
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    Saturn5 22 05 2012

    Another great result. Well done.
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    Jupiter2 01 10 2011

    What scope did you use, very sharp image.
  20. I am suppose to see about 40% of it and I am prepared. I will be using my AZ70 from Celestron (I know very begginer's scope) because the solar filter I bought online is ofr 70 mm widht. I will NOT use my 12 inch Lightbbridge hahaha. My Nikon D3200 is on my scope right now as we speak. Will send my pictures for sure.
  21. Well I am glad that I am not missing a great show, it will be cloudy for the week end where I am from anyways. Maybe next time it will be more exciting.
  22. Wow never saw andromeda yet and I hope that I will be able to see what you saw thta night! Very impressive!
  23. I know this topic is older but gotta say I just bought a 12 inch Meade Lightbridge Dob and I love it. So easy to use and it is powerful. Came with a few accessories and the delivery time was amazing. Happy stargazing!
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