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jackp93

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  1. That’s brilliant thank you so much. This was a test run that I did midweek so couldn’t get too much, however the weather is looking promising on Friday so I should be able to get a good few hours worth. all the best Jack
  2. Hi all Would some kind member of the forum mind converting my attempt at andromeda from a fit to a tiff. As I cant edit it in its current format. Also if anyone wants to have a go at editing it and giving me a few pointers, help yourself. Thanks in advance Jack Stack46_Light_120s_1x1_ISO800_20200913-231644.fit
  3. Thanks for the response. I thought that may be the case, do you know if there is anyway of downloading from the asiar in another format?
  4. Hi all I have taken a few live stacks through my asiair pro and I'm trying to edit them on my Ipad using affinity photo but I cannot get the fit files to open. Am I being a bit silly and downloading the wrong type of file or is it not possible to edit astrophotos on an Ipad. Thanks Jack
  5. I'm over the moon with how the asiair pro and star adventurer work. Previously I was using a 200-400 lens on it and I find the auto stack really useful as I'm terrible with editing and only have an Ipad. Below is a picture I completed with my previous set up and using the auto stack (as you can see my editing skills aren't great). The evostar is new to me and I had planned on having a good few hours this weekend just gone but I had a nightmare trying to balance it as the dovetail is very short. As such I never managed any imaging but I now have a longer bar coming from FLO which should sort that out. Hopefully once it's balanced I can my first photos with it.
  6. Thanks for all the ideas, I had another go this weekend and have found a good mounting spot it’s not actually on the mount but the tripod itself. There is a threaded hole which lets me mount the ball head into it, the only problem is it’s in the way when I polar align but I can loosen the ball head and move it out the way to make it a bit easier. all the best Jack
  7. Thanks for the responses, I’ve taken the thread off but unfortunately I can’t get the holes to line up properly as such I can only get one bolt attached it is secure but just moves slightly. So I’ll test it this weekend (if the clouds clear). all the best Jack
  8. Hi all I am trying to mount my asiair pro on the L bracket of my star adventurer but I can't seem to find a fitting for the available screw. I've circled it on the picture below. Does anyone know where I can get one that's suitable. Thanks Jack
  9. Hi all Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question. Does the William optics ioptron extension tube work with the sky watcher star adventurer? thanks in advance Jack
  10. Yes I did plan to get the flattener at the same time as I did think maybe I could just crop the edges out instead but I don’t think it will work.
  11. Those pictures are really good, how long did they take to do? I am very tempted with the zenithstar especially for the money as it wouldn’t break the bank so I could get the asi120 at the same time
  12. I didn’t even give that a thought, fortunately it’s a while off yet so hopefully should all be back to normal by then
  13. Hi thanks for the reply’s. I’ll add the 80mm to the list for when I go in the shop to look at as it does look ideal my only concern with it would be the weight as I know eventually I will upgrade my mount but didn’t want to do it quite yet. kyle how do you find the zenithstar, as this is the main one I keep coming back to, however my only concern is that the focal length is quite short so when I compare it on astronomy tools a lot of the objects look quite small in the frame. Also has anyone had any experience of the Takahashi, as I know it’s the most expensive but I quite like the idea of having the option of 355mm or 600mm in one unit. all the best jack
  14. Hi all It’s a bit of a long story but. On the 9th September I’m sitting my 7 of 13 accountancy exams ( I can see light at the end of the tunnel) then on the 12th I am staying with the family at Cambridge for the weekend and whilst I’m that way I was going to go to widescreen centre with the intention of buying an apo as a well done or I’ll pass it next time present to myself. However I would like people’s opinions on what would be the best for me to use for astrophotography. My current set up is Sky watcher star adventurer pro Nikon D750 Nikon 50mm 1.4 Nikon 20mm 2.8 Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro Asiair pro The telescopes that I have been looking at are Primaluce 72mm £557 https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/PL-AIRYED72.html Wo zenithstar 73mm £549 https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/william-optics-zenithstar-73.html Wo Zenithstar 61mm £499 https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/new-2020-william-optics-zenithstar-61-ii.html Takahashi fs60-q £1089 https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/takahashi-fs-60q-f10-flourite-doublet-apo-refractor-telescope.html RVO Horizon 72mm £947 https://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/rvo-horizon-72-ed-doublet-refractor-full-imaging-package.html I know this is different company so would be an internet purchase but seemed quite a good package I would prefer to not upgrade the star adventurer for a couple of years yet so ideally the telescope would be suitable for use on this but then when I upgrade to a heq5 still suitable. Also the prices are quite wide I would rather not spend the top end however if it is significantly better and will last me a good number of years I don’t mind stretching to the top of the budget. I also intend to buy a zwo asi120 in the near future as a cheap trial at using dedicated astro before upgrading to a more expensive one and then using the 120 as a guide camera. Hope this makes sense to everyone and thanks in advance. All the best Jack
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