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  1. Reduced. £150 but now PP with registered mail and paypal fees are included. Swap for 2" is not available anymore as I have bought new one.
  2. L-Pro is still available. I can swap it for mounted 2" L-Pro in "like a new condition". Thanks.
  3. Hello Guys, I don't need clip in filters for my Canon 6D anymore, so I can offer it for SGL users first. It is in "like a new" condition, bought in November 2020. L-Pro glass is 1mm thick. I look for £150. PP (registered mail) + PayPal fees are included. More info: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/optolong-filters/optolong-l-pro-light-pollution-broadband-filter.html You can find photos taken with those filters (Bortle 7/8 area) in here: https://www.instagram.com/rafm.amateur.astrophotography/ (sorry for quality, I am beginner). If you are interested, just PM me pl
  4. It is beautiful. Well done! Below is my first attempt on M51 from last Saturday. It's not even close
  5. Your photo is absolutely brilliant. Hats off. Thank you for sharing also with Ha tutorial. Do you think adding it to unmodified DSLR used in Bortle 7 make any sense? Cheers, Raf
  6. As I remember it was painful for me at the beginning to find complex list of the software that needs to be installed on your PC to control your rig remotely so I have decided to tie all things together and share. I will try to explain it simplest I can. As whole idea is quite complex I am not going to be too detailed. You can treat it as quick catch up for novices and beginners only. I have tested it all on Windows 10. I am a beginner as well but true is that I have struggled a lot to find those information all together (what actually you need to install) so it co
  7. Hey Guys, I am going to add 2" filter wheel to similar setup but with DSLR. What about placing it between ff/r and focuser? Hopefully posting in here is a good idea rather than starting new thread, if not my apologies. Cheers, Raf
  8. Hello Guys! As I have started my adventure with astrophotography exactly one month ago but I still wanted to make this "fancy strip" so here I am with my summary of December 2020 I know quality is much below decent but I am still happy what I have managed to get from zero in 30 days. By this occasion I would like to thank you as without your advices it won't be possible. Happy New Year SGL!
  9. Hey Olly. My intention wasn't to point with finger on particular photos, especially photographers. I have highlighted in my first post what was my concerns on examples of Rosette or Orion nebulas. Cheers!
  10. Haha @vlaiv it sounds reasonable but isn't it going too far from what we call "amateur astrophotography"? Even for me, person who has considered it more as a way of showing objects possibly closest to their natural look it is too much probably Maybe one day imaging technology will be so advanced that we wouldn't need to touch science so hardly and overkill the joy But still, probably you are right.
  11. I had a small conversation with one guy which probably prove there is something like "natural look of objects". Let me try to explain as I am not an expert on this matter and I have no guarantee that our conclusions were right. So in general human eye is able to recognize light waves up to 700-750nm. For H-alpha it is 656nm, for SII 672nm and for OIII it is 495-500nm. The issue is that both, cameras and human eyes overlaps some of those signals so for example OIII is registered as blue and green pixel. That's why Oxide with dual bands filters show it as blue-green'ish. To make things even more
  12. @endless-sky good point of view on it. Thanks! @vlaiv nice elaboration about the colours, thanks! @Moonshed atm my PS skills are very basics so I do more experiments each time than actually I have some point-to-point workflow planned so usually I still merge layers because it's handy for me when I try next PP step. I know it isn't best practice
  13. @Moonshed true, this was one of my concerns. If we will agree that final photo should be close to the original look of object, what should be considered as appearance pattern then? And this probably doesn't exist. @runway77 thank you, I will check this out. @endless-sky I think you re right and it's reasonable that details are more important, but there is really no way to keep colours at least close to reality instead of making whole blue Rosette or white Orion nebula? From the other hand I have to admit those photos look still, somehow amazing to me. Not sure because I like it or I
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