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Everything posted by Daniel-K

  1. interesting title but im hungry and felt applicable 2.5 hrs of the North American Nebula
  2. Just a bit of variety Dave, i have some Nightscapes planned when the king returns to skies
  3. ah right ok, was going to say you did well ! lol glad i could help. we will ahve to get together again Andy for a session. a pleasure meeting you.
  4. Are you you using a tripod collar on you're 70-200? I'll be adding a vixen clamp my self just for some more stability. I'm not a fan of manfrotto products I think they are over rated I've brokenteo of their tripods and that head you use has failed on me. I found using a heavyweight tripod makes a big difference to my exposure length and an accurate polar alignment. Is you're camera a crop sensor as it will give you 1.6x crop factor vs a full frame sensor and could be the difference between out set ups so you're trailing would be slightly more exaggerated
  5. This is how I run mine. No issues really and I'm getting 300 secs Just for scale this is my tripod no broken backs for PA for me!!
  6. That came out well Andy!!! Hope you have sent it to cambrian Photography for the comp
  7. im currently getting back into a bit of WF deep sky stuff. basic rig for now but the idea is to be able to capture data at home as well as from the datk sky's of Anglesey. im looking for a LP filter but im struggling. the only one i can find is the IDAS 67mm that will screw onto the the end of my lens. this is ok but its very expensive. im just wondering if there are clip in filters for Sony mirrorless cameras yet?? it's been a while since ive shopped around for anything imaging wise. Cheers Dan
  8. jaysus !!!!! it's soooo clean !!!!!!!!!
  9. 2.5hrs stacked now. hoping add some more data tonight
  10. 0.99999921609 micros to the left On a serious note 3 days? if its just for visual it will be fine dont stress of collimation too much you'll go insane i tell ya!!!!
  11. Clear sky forecast later might be able to add an hour more
  12. loving how NGC 6888 is just sitting there amongst the HA. i have thought about the 135mm . would love a filter wheel for my lens'es some how
  13. First full from the holiday home in Anglesey. I was blessed with a good few hours of clear dark sky's and was able to capture 50x3 min subs ISO 1000 Equipment : Tripod : Benro Mach3 TMA47AXL Aluminium Tripod Mount : SW star adventure Camera : Sony A7Rii Lens : Sony 70-200mm F4 oss G
  14. cheers Chris, yeah its pretty strange i have a feeling its a bit of sag on the bayonet of the sony. It's a problem thats been there from the start. you can however buy a cnc machined new one for about twenty bucks. its now on order so time will tell if its that.
  15. a little bit frustrating given how nice it was yesterday, i managed to get a time lapse at Alwen dam last night. Nice report though and hopefully a few more hours of clear sky of the weekend
  16. Im back to having a tracker for the coming season and managed a night out last night to test the gear. The plan is for this to accompany me on some trips to dark skys and do some wide field mosaic images of nebula regions. im using a Sonya7rii and a sony 70-200mm F4 OSS G image details : 70MM ISO 1000 F4.5 x121 seconds im actually quite surprised at how sharp this lens is, apart from the top left which is very soft every other corner is very good. hopefully over the next few nights i can get my mosaic done of this area around Deneb & Sadr. image sequence as follows :: bottom left bottom right middle top left top right Cheers Danny
  17. i agree with Alan, orientation does'nt matter as long as it's framed nicely and which you have done. a fine WF image
  18. Awesome Andy please do come and introduce yourself, so far the forecast is looking good. There is a hands on practical advice afterwards so please do bring any equipment you need. I will have a few pieces of equipment that will be used for public use. Also Celestron I believe are attending.
  19. Hi every one my self and Vanguard will be giving a talk along side the Cambrian photography event at Lly Brenig this coming Saturday. I will be talking about how i take my landscape astro images. If you fancy listening to me waffle on then you can book here. During the day there are stalls for camera & lenses to see so please do pop by and say hello. Danny https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/into-the-darkness-daniel-kenealy-tickets-68792533319?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
  20. Daniel-K


    i like the 2nd but loose the added diffraction spike IMHO
  21. That is lovely!! you could always clone out the halo's shouldn't be too difficult.
  22. for the first time in a long while im missing my scope :( i wonder were she is now???

    1. Lockie


      Get yourself a scope Dan. You know you want to ;) 

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