Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.


New Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Hoopla

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  1. Hi Geoff, thanks for the advice. I assume the EQ3 Pro can track Mars though or am I wishful thinking?
  2. Hi All, I'd just like to say thanks for all those that have commented. It's a tad confusing when getting started as you'll all probably remember but the advice has been clear and easy to follow. It seems like I now understand regards to the usable magnification and how to calculate this given the kit I have. If I have then I will try again tonight (weather permitting) by placing my scope outside for a couple of hours and using a 10x eyepiece with a 3x barlow as my scope has a focal length of 750mm which if my calculations are correct works out to 225x magnification? Then on to working out how I can photograph this with the Canon 700D....
  3. Hi there, I assume you have just 'blown' the images up a bit here and these are not the actual sizes taken with a camera?
  4. Hi All, im totally new to this and have been getting setup over the past 3 months. I’ve purchased a Skywatcher 150P on a EQ3 Pro mount. I have a 2x and 3x Barlow with 10x and 20x eyepieces. I’m trying to view and photograph Mars as it’s so bright at present and easy to see however I’m really struggling to see anything more than a bright ball when viewing and when photographing it’s just a blurry ball. I have a canon 700d DSLR with t ring and adaptors can folk suggest what combination of Barlow / eyepiece would be required to view Mars in all its glory and possibly lens and iso/exposure settings to get some nice shots too please. I’m aware I may need to stack and am tech savvy so this bit should be ok. I just can’t seem to get anything at present to process. help!!
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.