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  1. Thanks was wondering how to do that
  2. Managed to get an imaging session from my back garden today before the snow started coming down. This was taken with the CPC800 and the Phillips SPC900NC Webcam no barlow. UV/IR filter fitted. Resolution=640x480 Frame Rate (fps)=10.00 Colour Space / Compression=I420 Exposure=-9 Brightness=64 Contrast=30 Saturation=16 Gamma=14 ColorEnable=255 BacklightCompensation=255 Gain=29 I had to lighten the levels first before processing. Around 150/1000 stacked frames. I think it has turned out pretty well. Paul Theophilus_ Crater.tif
  3. When they state the size of a crayford Focuser such as 2" or 3" they are talking about the opening for the Eyepiece or other attachments, is that correct or is it the amount of travel the focuser has? Reason I ask I noticed some scopes now have 3" why is that? Thanks Paul
  4. HOw did you take this photo was it with your dslr and scope or the dslr and its own lens?
  5. Hello, I have a CPC800, a webcam and a bahtinov mask and would like to image the moon. The only trouble is focus does not seem to be that great, so I bought a mask to allow me to get the focus correctly but I cannot seem to get the 6 lines you need to bring the horizontal line to the intersection of the 2 diagonal lines. Question is how do I use the mask. Do I 1. Get a star in the centre of my scope using an eyepiece 2. Swap over to the webcam - This is where I see no star what do I need to do? or do I 1. Set it up during the day and focus it up on a target then wait till the moon comes a
  6. Would the Equinox Pro be better? Reason I ask is the FLO website states "The EVOSTAR DS-PRO Series ED Apochromatic refractors in their new Black-Diamond livery feature the same premium optics as the Skywatcher Equinox series, making them superb instruments for both imaging and visual observations. " What makes the Equinox Pro more expensive? Ta Paul
  7. I read that the skywatcher Quatrro is a scope only for experienced people can anyone tell me the reasons why? Thanks Paul
  8. And they don't carry very much of that either
  9. The first 2 images of the full moon were with a DSLR through the Eyepiece, hand held instant snaps, would be better if set up with a tripod.
  10. I took them at 320 x 240, I need to change that next time the bright one pokes its head above and the clouds play ball.
  11. see for my moon http://stargazerslounge.com/imaging-lunar/174387-first-moon-images-webcam-dslr.html Paul
  12. have you tried this: Buy Cheap Astronomy at Morgan Computers you can mod these for long exposure, but they are suited for planets and the moons. not done much myself but did some moon stuff Paul
  13. Just tried this out in the house and I get 30 FPS on both my Desktop and laptop that I use outside. Once these pesky clouds ****** off and the moon comes out, DSLR instead of the Webcam will be getting tried out. Maybe saturn/Jupiter will look good Paul
  14. When using the above can you use it on the end of a dew shield or does it need to be on the end of a telescope? Thanks Paul
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