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mason

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  1. course not, thats much better!!
  2. i have a x2 and a x4 barlow with a dfk 21auo4.as imaging source camera. Does the chip size make a difference with such a long focal length on the 190mn?
  3. cheers freddy, any advice is greatly received. mason
  4. For planetary webcam imaging, what would be best, an f/4.7 10" newt on a eq 6 or a f/15 7.1" mak? would aperture be king over the higher focal length. i was also thinking of a 12" newt, but think that would be too much for the eq6 mount! Apologies for asking this question again, but before spending a small fortune, i need all the advice i can get!! mason
  5. This is my first image of Jupiter using a celestron neximage solar system imager through a 10" skywatcher flextube auto dob. Processed imaged with registax. Was quite pleased how it turned out as it just captured one of the moons. mason
  6. mason

    Hello from Sussex

    hello, i saw saturn for the first time on christmas day 2006. blew me away. thats one chriistmas i'll never forget!
  7. i think i will do that then. be nice to own two scopes rather than one all rounder and although i have an eq 6 mount, the evostar with a small guidescope would be lighter than the 190mn with a guidescope. Mason
  8. thats what i thought, was thinking of a skymax 180 for lunar/planets and a evostar 80 for the deep sky stuff. the 190mn would be around the same price as both scopes so was wondering if i should just get that!
  9. i am looking for an all round scope, for imaing planets and deep sky. i know the skywatcher 190mn is great on deep sky, but what is it like on solar system objects and would it beat the skymax 180 pro on planets?
  10. just got a phone call from sherwoods, no tals untill the end of the year. ARRRRRGGG!
  11. hi woody, not sure if you got my reply, but yeah sherwoods seems to have them. Got an e mail off them to say my order has been excepted, so go for it!
  12. cheers guys, great website astro baby, i read the review on the tal, and have just perchased one from sherwoods. Im now looking forward to looking throught it and hopefully get some images of jupiter before it dissapears!
  13. you can yeah, but achiving a sharp focus is difficult when it slips about. can be alittle frustrating!
  14. i would recomend yeah, collmination wasnt really a problem, the truss locks into place nicely, cools down quicker and easier to pack away and store. The only problem i had was with the focuser. wasnt very responsive with an imaging camera inserted. was a bit heavy and the focuser slips. This could be corrected easily with an upgraded focuser. As far as the actual tube goes, yeah was great. hope this helps alittle!
  15. i was useing a skywatcher flexi tube auto for imaging planets. The light from my laptop was abit of a problem, had to turn it away which made it harder to focas the image. Had to do it at arms lengh!! but yeah, you can get a wrap around.
  16. ah crikey! cheers for the imput. still torn between the two! Astro baby, i may be interested in buying that 180 mak you are on about. any chance you can put me onto them? cheers.
  17. hi, does anyone have any experience an opinions of either a skymax 180 or the tal 100rs for planetary imaging. I know the skymax has the longer cool down time, and larger appiture, but have heard the tal takes some beating. Which would produce the sharpest and best contrast image?
  18. the 80 ed sure looks capable. very nice images.
  19. Which scopes are best for deep sky imaging apart from the sw 190 mn. Are short focal lenths better and What is the sw ed80 like for visual and imaging? opinions and advice greatly welcomed.
  20. The dob i use is an auto, which keeps the object in view long enough, although, can easily drift. I will check out the TAL, and agree the eq mount would be better, another reason for selling the dob!
  21. yeah, i had a dfk imaging source camera for xmas and it was only last night i managed to do any imaging! i had the dob out on jupiter, but failed to take any worthy images! The 10" dob has the aperture, but wondered if the longer focal lenth on the 7" skymax would be better for say jupiter and saturn. I have a eq6 mount, so mounting the skymax is no prob.
  22. Which would be the best scope for planetary imaging, for detail and contrast. a 10" skywatcher flextube auto dob, or a Skywatcher Skymax 180 PRO? I have the 10" dob, but would like to downsize.
  23. Hi, ive been using a 10" skywatcher flextube auto for imaging jupiter and saturn, but im thinking of selling it to put towards a skywatcher 190 ds pro mn astrograph (7.5") would the 190 mn produce better planetary images than the 10" dob. What is the 190 mn like for planetary imaging?
  24. Hi, ive been using a 10" skywatcher flextube auto for imaging jupiter and saturn, but im thinking of selling it to put towards a skywatcher 190 ds pro mn astrograph (7.5") would the 190 mn produce better planetary images than the 10" dob. What is the 190 mn like for planetary imaging?
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