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  1. Great image @R1k. Good to know your set up/equipment details too, very useful info for beginners
  2. Hi Chris, Thanks so much for the video. Complete beginner and I followed this video to the letter and it worked a treat One question though, does DSS over expose the final export image? Should I have adjusted the sliders before exporting or is it just my rubbish image! It was very bright when I saved it to desktop and had to bring everything back down in Lightroom. Thanks again Frankie
  3. Hi all, Newbie to the forum but I just wanted to share some shots with you that I managed to get over the weekend. Got the Milky Way and even a few of NEOWISE which was amazing to witness Milky Way - 5 x 20 seconds stacked (not tracked), 11mm, F/2.8, ISO 800 NEOWISE Landscape shot - Single exposure, 8 seconds, 16mm, F/2.8, ISO 800 NEOWISE Stack 1 - 2 x 10 seconds, 16mm, F/2.8, ISO 800 NEOWISE Stack 2 - 2 x 13 seconds, 55mm, F/5.6, ISO 1600 For a first real attempt, I'm pretty pleased with them but obviously, I have a lot more to learn! Frankie
  4. Hi Steve Thanks for the welcome. I didn't actually see your message until a short while ago but I did manage to view and get a couple of shots of, Neowise yesterday and it was awesome! I will definitely look into local societies too, thank you. Frankie
  5. Hi Rob, As Eddie said above, try the 500 rule but remember to take into account the crop factor which would be about 1.6 on your D5100. You would probably be best using the 300 rule (so 300 / focal length = shutter speed) and working back from there. I'd go as wide as possible if you have the 18-55mm kit lens, high ISO, with the fastest aperture possible too - probably f3.5 on a kit lens then adjust as you need to. I'd bring the ISO down before anything else. Manual focussing using live view with magnification on a distant object/star is also a good way to get sharp stars. Sorr
  6. Thank you for the tips and link Tenor, I will definitely check them out
  7. Hi Dale Thanks for the welcome. I know what you mean, it's a big learning curve but I can see the forum being invaluable for learning! I think starting small is the way to go for now and of course doing lots of research along the way Frankie
  8. Thanks @maw lod qan I'm looking forward to getting stuck in!
  9. Hi Nigella Thanks for the welcome and advice. I can imagine it's not a budget friendly hobby! Definitely looking forward to try and spot and shoot NEOWISE this week if the skies are clear. Frankie
  10. Hi Philip Looks awesome! What scope is it you have there? Frankie
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