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Everything posted by jamesj01

  1. Brilliant thanks - when using a barlow to DSLR i take the extension tube of the adapter right?
  2. @Louis D thanks for the really good picture this helps alot. Would you recommend a Barlow then instead of a 32mm eyepiece for DSO photography?
  3. okay brilliant so to do this i juts focus the telescope as i would normally with the barlow lense attached?
  4. @Mick H question - i purchased the 32mm Omni Plossl eyepice. Do you use it in photography and if so, how do you attach it to the camera? It wouldnt fit in my adpater i currently have.
  5. @Alien 13 sorry i am new to this all - is it better to use a barlow lens or prime focuser instead of an eyepiece when taking photos of DSOs?
  6. @PeterCPC @John My eyepiece is around 40mm wide - will this fit this adaptor then?
  7. Hi everyone, recently just purchased a 32mm Omni Plosl 1 1/4 inch eyepiece - https://www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk/acatalog/celestron-omni-plossl-32mm-eyepiece.html. However, it does not fit into my camera - to - telescope adaptor piece due to the body of the eyepiece being to wide. Are there any adaptors i can purchase for this eyepiece?
  8. @Chefgage how do you focus for the moon - do you follow the same process?
  9. sorry juts to clarify, the X5 and X10 zoom are the buttons on the camera correct?
  10. Yes, when i connect my camera it is in manual mode and i am using the focus knobs on the telescope to achieve the cameras focus
  11. @MarkAR i will look into that - are they used primarily if you wanted to photograph an object in the sky?
  12. @alacant thanks for the speedy reply - my telescope uses a newtonian reflector and i dont know if it is collimated or not sorry. When i look through the eyepiece without a DSLR attached, it is clear as daylight and the detail is amazing for both stars and the moon. It is blurry however through my camera. I strongly go with what you said about my telescope moving when i take my picture so i have purchased a remote. I have heard they are essential. So possibly there is to much movement when i press the shutter button? Many thanks
  13. Hi everyone, I am new to astrophotography and of course started by taking a photo of the moon (as attached) using my Canon EOS500D camera - 1/250 exposure time, 800ISO. I used my celestron 127EQ telescope with a adapter for the camera of course. I used no eyepiece. However, i find that it is slightly blurred, and upon taking pictures of nearby stars, i also found them to be blurred, even with a high exposure time. am i doing anything wrong at all or is this simply because of my setup? Many thanks IMG_3243.CR2
  14. @Philip R thanks have purchased the book and a celestron 32mm eyepiece! Will look into filters shortly and once i have gained enough knowledge as there are plenty of choices
  15. @Philip R@Mick H Sorry am full of questions - if i were to take a photo of a nebula such as the one included in the photo attached, do they appear as that dark red/purple colour or do i have to apply a filter of some sort?
  16. @Philip R brilliant thanks for this took my first moon shot - stunning if i say so but sadly one of the easier things to photograph in the sky
  17. @Mick H will most likely go for this eyepiece - seems promising thanks
  18. @Philip R think i am starting to understand - so high power lenses for objects such as the moon and lower power for deep sky correct? Both look brilliant and will have a go with the resources tab. Many thanks
  19. @Mick H also thanks for this, stellarium proves to be extremely useful. will also have a look at your recommended clusters. are they good to capture in astrophotography?
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