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  1. Doesn't look as small as I thought it would be, I'll give it a try, now I just need a clear night
  2. @alacant Yeah, I wish, money's a bit tight now, especially that school has now started for me, thanks for the advice though, I'm keeping my eyes open on used lens market, maybe something good for 50 bucks will pop up some time. @happy-kat That image looks good, I have taken some shots of milky way myself, turned out amazing, though what I am worried is that andromeda will be too small, hopefully it will be large enough to capture some details
  3. I have no clue how I achieved 500mb, I thought that was normal? Also sorry I can't make any longer exposures, this was already too much and a tiny bit of star trailing was visible in original photos. I will try the method of stacking multiple times with 100 frames each, I will post the results tomorrow. Also after looking at some tutorials I think with just my camera lens with wide fov I could get a better result possibly? The lens are nikon 18-55mm, not really fast but it might be better than very short telescope photos, thoughts on this idea? Also thanks for the tips @happy-kat I'm not sure what you mean by that but I was using a nikon 3300D, no barlow lens, just the telescope, I did crop the image because of stacking non guided photos creates weird stuff.
  4. So how should I stack them? Do I stack like 7 100 image photos and then combine them?
  5. I'm not sure how long the total exposure was, each frame was iso 3200, 1/2.5th second and taken from my 130p telescope, no tracking.
  6. Thanks for the tips, I will try the editing things you have told me, for now here's the source file after stacking: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pddiy9lirapyh1p/1.TIF?dl=0 Edit: I did stretch my image, unless I'm doing it wrong it still looks gray, I followed carastro's tutorial but still got a gray result, even with using a curve, I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong or the image is just bad by itself, I thought it should have looked good with 700 stacked frames, though I may be wrong.
  7. So today was a really nice night, though I did take my pictures from my city they still have decent amount of detail. I took pictures of andromeda and stacked them, but while following this tutorial my image just turns out gray after stretching the data, what do I do? I cant just have a gray result picture? It's also my first time actually editing astro photos, so please go easy on me.
  8. Yep, I don't have the money on me anyways so I would've missed it anyways
  9. Are they still for sale? I think im too late and anyways I don't have the money at the moment, I have like 60 bucks but I could get like 300 in a year possibly, thanks for the offer anyways
  10. Thanks, sorry for late response, I would love to get a lens but they are so expensive. I cpild possibly by saving up buy a star tracker in a year but not lense, that's unfortunate, though I might try to get some second hand lens, I have 55mm lens myself but they don't zoom much, which is only good for the milky way not even andromeda
  11. I'm not currently planning on buying one but I am planning of buying one at some point, and I was wondering, what star tracker should I get? I wanted something for my 130p which is 4.2kg but best 'recommended' star trackers support up to 5kg, which is not enough for my telescope and a dslr. Are there any good options that support my telescope? If not then I'll have to buy a different telescope My budget is around max 450 eur maybe
  12. I was planning to buy one, but if I can build one for cheaper that would work too, though I don't have many tools, I have just a saw and sand paper which is pretty much all I have.
  13. I have decided to make a small star tracker for my camera and what I need now is a mount, I want something solid but not too expensive, I know this is a tight budget but could someone recommend me a decent tripod? This is what I intend to make: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg3a0I0duMI Any suggestions are welcome!
  14. I have a laser dot finder so I'm not sure if that can work for sun, but I'm pretty sure there is no need of a finder, as you can point your scope towards the sun until the shadow makes perfect circle (hard to describe). Still, thanks for advice, I can't wait to get my solar filter!
  15. Thanks again for wonderful advice, my hopefully last question, which one of these should I buy? https://www.astroshop.eu/solar-filters/baader-sun-filter-foil-a4-210x297mm/p,2718 or https://www.astroshop.eu/solar-filters/baader-sun-filter-foil-astrosolarr-eco-size-od-5-0-140x155mm/p,54593
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