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Arran townsend

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About Arran townsend

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  1. I've tried my camera both in sharpcap and phd2 and both work great.
  2. Hi mate, I've just done completed the instructions on this page, Thank you very much for your help, It works a treat!!
  3. Does this mean with the ASCOM driver my dslr will work in most software other than sharpcap?
  4. With all of the research I've done, how did I not find this website, thanks mate!
  5. Hi all, is it possible to connect a dslr to sharpcap, I don't have an autoguiding camera as im new to this great hobby, and I was thinking of using my DSLR in sharpcap to polar align, and then use the DSLR to image in APT, I would just like to use it to polar align my barn door tracker accuratly, or if there's another polar alignment software that can support a DSLR, I know I can use sparkocam to connect the DSLR to sharpcap but exposure controls are not given.
  6. So it's similar to dslr lenses, the field of view changes? What size sensor on a telescope would give the field of view as an ordinary lens of the same focal length?
  7. Hi all, probably a stupid question, does the focal length on a telescope mean the same as on a camera lens?, for example a 700mm focal length on a full frame camera is equal to 700mm and 700mm on a aps-c camera 1120mm? At what sensor size does the focal length of a telescope become correct and true?
  8. Hi all, this has probably been asked a million times but, I have built a barn door tracker which works well, I was thinking of using my Orion Starshoot IV which is a planetary camera, as I can't afford a proper autoguiding camera, I was thinking of putting a lens on it and using it as a camera for polar alignment with sharpcap, and to use it to monitor tracking while my DSLR is imaging, I would like to know if there is some way of taking longer exposures than 8fps for software to even detect stars? I've done some general messing around in phd2 and sharpcap but nothing seems obvious to me. Here is the camera I'm hoping to use https://www.astroshop.eu/astronomical-cameras/orion-camera-starshoot-solar-system-iv-color/p,21741 thanks for reading.
  9. Ok, I mean if you are willing to do that, thanks, I have another image of the Orion nebula which you can mess around with, i have tried processing it but it didn't turn out all that brilliant andromeda stacked 2.TIF Orion Nebula.TIF
  10. I took the image with a 200mm lens at 1.6" exposures around 200-500 exposures I'm not sure, at iso 1600, they are untracked using a tripod with heavy light pollution
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