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About Pickers84

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  1. Cheers for the response I appreciate it. I thought as much, wishful thinking though Haha. It would be good to see a list of possible DSOs imaginable with a 10" Dob non guided! I may put that to the imaging section to see if I can get a list started.
  2. Hi Guys, I'm a bit late to the party on this one however I think my question applies. I would like to image the rosette, is this possible with an unguided 10" Dobsonian? I'm in slightly light polluted skys and have a T3i canon. Any suggestions would be helpful thank you. Pickers
  3. No goto mount for me, I like the idea of learning where everything is.
  4. Cheers Gerry, I'll look into some for Christmas with any luck haha.
  5. I do a lot of star hopping and probably don't linger enough on the "nebula" to let them adjust to make out Nebula. I saw some the weekend just gone which I'm pretty stoked about. I got to see the Tarantula and lagoon but will pick up some filters to help out. I don't have the best eyesight adjustment period and need to learn a bit more patience evidently.
  6. Thanks everyone for the responses, some really good information! I should have mentioned I am in Western Australia, I don't have any filters except for an IR/UV cut out filter. I should give my eyes more time to adjust to the dark then I would say. I have tried many times to view the Lagoon Nebula and the Tarantula nebula but to no avail at this stage. I am heading out to Dark Skies on the 27th and would like to get some viewing in on some nebula. Some of you have said some nebula require certain filters, which filters would be recommended for viewing nebula in general I see MikeDnight mentions the UHC filter I am using a 2 x Barlow with a 40mm Celestron eye piece (which I love) I also have: the 2 eye pieces that came with the scope: basic 10mm and 25mm an 8mm 68 degree Saxon EP 5mm "UWA" EP Celestron 40mm EP Saxon 2 x Barlow
  7. Hi Guys, I got a 10" Dobsonian for the purpose of view Nebula Primarily. Short version is that even in the darkest skies I can't seem to see the nebula itself, only the stars that are located within said Nebula. They are there obviously but do I need a special filter to view them? Cheers in advance Adam
  8. That's great thanks John! I will order some online, I have been dying to monitor the sun. Adam
  9. Thanks for the responses! I'm in Perth so loving the dark sky's Cletrac ? Thanks for the info, I was heading in the direction of the ED80 for sure. I will take a look at the EQ5 too while I'm at it. I'm currently borrowing a 6D Canon but the 600D was what I was thinking for a permanent solution! @Demonperformer Cheers for the heads up I actual have ordered that but am awaiting it's arrival and thought I would pick some more experienced minds while I wait haha My Dob is a manual so will need to learn nice slow movements ?
  10. Hi Guys and Gals, Looking to get set up with AP equipment. I have in mind the following but am not limited to and am open to suggestions critiques ect... https://binocentral.com.au/product/skywatcher-ed-80-black-diamond-ota-only/ https://binocentral.com.au/product/celestron-omni-xlt-150r-refractor-telescope/ https://binocentral.com.au/product/skywatcher-esprit-80mm-super-apo-ota-telescope/ and also this mount, https://binocentral.com.au/product/saxon-heq5-pro-goto-mount-with-steel-tripod/ also looking to do a bit of Planetary imaging, I have a 10" Dob and some decent Eye pieces. What else would I need to get some good images of our local celestial bodies? not knowing much this is a stab in the dark for me and will also need a few extra bits ie: CCD camera ect, I have a Canon DSLR I am borrowing at the moment but key work is borrowing haha Thanks for looking!! Pickers
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