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bluesilver

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  1. Thanks again for the reply, will take a look at their site. Appreciated.
  2. Thanks for the replies, lots of great information given out and greatly appreciated. So just reading through them all, and i am basically looking for the best i can get as like many mentioned, it is a filter you only have to buy once. It sounds like that the Lumicon filters are the best in regards to performance, would this be correct? Then after that it would be Astronomik, then Tele Vue Bandmate ? Dose that sound pretty close to being correct? Also sorry to be a pain, but would you say the best place to get the Lumicon filters from, I can't find any dealers her in Australia, so will be looking internationally. Thanks again.
  3. Hi, i am looking at getting some filters to help get better viewing of nebular. I am using a 16 inch Skywatcher Dobsonian with goto I have seen there are at least two different types of 0111 filters, at least in the badder range. I have found what they call narrow band ccd and visual nebular. Not too sure what the difference is really, but was mainly looking for something that is suited to the 16 inch Dobsonian. Doesn't have to be Badder, just read that they were suppose to be fairly good Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  4. Thanks again for all the replies. Makes sense now that everything is explained , think i was kind of overthinking the whole thing. Appreciated.
  5. Thanks again for the replies, Lots of great information here. So it sounds like when you mentioned you need some capture software, Is this something i have to download into the camera itself to allow it to capture video, or timed exposures? I read somewhere, that they tell you to go to their site to download the latest software into the camera, is this what you are referring to where you mentioned you will need capture software, or is this capture software something else that is also needed. I have found some good information in regards to the stacking software to process the images once i have them. Thanks again for the information and advice, appreciated.
  6. Thanks for the replies, Appreciated. So basically, the camera itself doesn't store the images or videos as it doesn't have a memory card, is this correct? And also you need a power source to power them? So therefore you need as suggested, a laptop or tablet to view the image you are looking at, sore the image or video taken and also to power the camera? Dose that sound roughly correct? Sorry if that is a basic explanation, but really all that i need to know at this stage. Appreciated.
  7. Hi, I hope i have got this question posted in the right section, apologise if i have it incorrect. Just a basic question that i am sure i am over looking. I am looking at getting into a bit of astrophotography, and i was looking at going with the ZWO ASI224MC USB3.0 Colour Astronomy Camera. The question is, do i actually need a laptop to run the camera and also to be able to view what i am trying to take a photo of? Also will this camera take video? I am planning to start out by taking images of the planets, and was told for the planets you want to take short videos rather than timed photo exposures. I am going to be using it on a 16 inch GOTO Dobsonian to start with, not the best for photography work, but something to start with. Any information or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
  8. Thanks again for the information. I think i have a good or at least better understanding now on what to look for and how to go about it. Appreciated.
  9. Thanks again for the reply. I am at least familiar with the part you mentioned recording video rather than taking long exposures and then using the software to stack and edit that recorded footage. Familiar in the sense of watched the videos and the different software that people use. I have kind of gone around it backwards in that regards on things. I will have a look at those two cameras that you have mentioned, appreciate that. Is there much differance between the two cameras, ZWO AS1224MC USB3.0 Colour Astronomy Camera, and ZWO AS1385MC Astronomy Camera From what i can see it that the only real differance is that the AS1385 has more pixels and is basically the updated version of the the AS1224 Sound like i could be better of first getting one of these cameras and see how it goes with the Dob first. Appreciate all the advice.
  10. Thanks heaps again for the replies, Lots of very good information here. The Dob i have is a Skywatcher 16inch GOTO, i have only just started to play around trying to attach my DLSR camera to get images of the planets but didn't work out at all, just get a bright blur, camera is a Canon EOS 5DSR. Unfortunately i don't have a club close here, so i kind of have to do a lot of research and learn as much as i can. If i could get a good camera to work with the 16 inch Dob that could be another option also. Yes i was initially looking a apo refractor as what i have read is that they give you a more crisper cleaner view compared to a Maksutov or SCT Silly question, but would the 8" Edge HD outperform the 180/2700 Mak ?
  11. Thanks for the reply, that makes sense now you have put it that way. I have a large Dob for deep sky visual. So to make it a tad easier, i am mainly really interested in mostly planetary imaging. So going with that, the best bet would be the EdgeHD 8" ? If i was looking for nebular and Galaxies, i would be best looking for a Refractor, dose that sound roughly correct?
  12. Thanks for the reply and photos, appreciated May i ask what mount you are using with your Edge?
  13. Thanks for the reply and information, appreciated. So basically for me to start out with as i don't want a dedicated scope with no eyepiece availability, well not yet anyway. The best choice would be to look at something like the EdgeHD 8" Rather than an 130 mm Triplet apo And mount it to a Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
  14. Hi, I thought it would be best to put this in a separate post as it is a little different question form my previous post. I was looking at getting a telescope so i can also do a little photography work of the planets and possibly nebula and galaxies. I also realise this might be a broad question but hoping to get some general information that i can work from. Basically i don't want it to be a solely dedicated photography scope where i can't use eyepieces. I would like to be able to use it to do both, Would i be better of looking at Refractor like say the SkyWatcher Black Diamond 120/900 ED Doublet Refractor Or the Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet Telescope Or would i be better of going back and looking at a Cassegrain like the SkyWatcher Black Diamond 180/2700 Mak-Cassegrain I was looking to mount them on a Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Mount. Hope that all makes sense. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
  15. Thanks heaps for all the replies, greatly appreciated. I should of mentioned that the 16 inch Dobsonian is a collapsible GOTO, Skywatcher brand. I might just be unlucky on the nights i am viewing the planets as the collimation is pretty spot on. I am very lucky to get any decent views through the eyepiece with a 5 mm eyepiece, I am using Televue eyepieces, so views should be good. Unfortunately it is not a try before you buy with the 180/2700 Maksutov Casserain, i was just offered a good deal from a shop that includes a Skywatcher AZEQ6 tripod. I don't travel with the 16 inch Dob, but got it on a trolley platform that only take a few minutes to setup. If the image through the eye piece is going to be larger and better with my Dob, i might be better of with the Dob, I was just thinking of the 180/2700 Maksutov Casserain as it could possibly be a good scope for doing a bit of astrophotograpghy with if it also gave better planetary views, but now thinking after reading through the replies, I might be better of with a refractor for astrophotography work.
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