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  1. Hi Nick, I have had a Canon 100d for a few months now after upgrading from a Canon 1000d. I really like the 100d, as you say it is smaller and lighter. It handles noise really well. As said in the previous post, iso 800 is very good for dso photos, even going up to 1600 is possible. I know as I have experimented with mine. I have had some very pleasing results.
  2. I have recently mounted my Revelation 12 inch scope on my NEQ6 in the obsy to enable me to achieve better resolution on my Jupiter images. Also trying different capture and processing settings so the images appear different. Taken with the above mentioned scope, ZWO ASI120MC, Televue 2 x Barlow, stacked in Autostakkert and wavelets done in Registax 6.. First image is from last night, 19th, with the Great Red Spot showing, second image is from tonight, 20th,
  3. Thanks guys, Taken between 10 and 11pm.
  4. What a lovely display of the Aurora Borealis last night. I took these just outside Boston in Lincolnshire. Canon 100d, 18mm, f3.5, iso 1600, 17 seconds. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
  5. Was fortunate enough last night to have a few gaps in the high cloud and some reasonable seeing conditions. Jupiter with the GRS rotating into view, plus the bonus of 3 Galilean moons, 8 inch Newtonian, ZWO ASI120MC, 2X Televue barlow with extension, stacked in Autostakkert, 11% of 3000 frames, wavelets done on Registax 6.
  6. Looks great, I have the same scope and love it.
  7. Thanks guys, and Freddie, I shall bear your advice in mind for future captures.
  8. I have not done been doing any planetary imaging for the last couple of years but recently decided to try to get back into it. We had some reasonable seeing last night so I captured this. 8 inch Helios Newtonian, ZWO ASI120MC, 2x Televue Barlow with extension, captured with Sharpcap, Autostakkert for stacking and Registax 6 for wavelets. 60% of 5000 frames at approx. 70fps
  9. Stunning Stuart. Absolutely stunning.
  10. Hi Clive, I currently use a Revelation 12 inch dob, one of our other club members currently uses a Skywatcher 12 inch flextube. The flextube only takes a few seconds longer to set up than my Revelation dob, and I mean literally a few seconds.
  11. Here are a couple of links to some opinions about the performance and benefits of some filters. http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org/resources/by-dave-knisely/filter-performance-comparisons-for-some-common-nebulae/ http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org/resources/by-dave-knisely/useful-filters-for-viewing-deep-sky-objects/ Interesting reading and hope that it will provide you with the help you need.
  12. Looking forward to this. We have had good displays for the 2 years before last year. Last year was a no go due to the full Moon. This year again there will be no Moon so we are hopeful of a good show.
  13. I have a 12 inch solid tube dob, another of our club members has a 12 inch flex tube dob with a shroud. We always find that the flex tube will dew up before the solid tube, even with the shroud. This is just my own experience with it. Others may have different views. The whole point of the flex tube is that it is more portable, but if you are able to easily transport a solid tube that would be in my experience the better option.
  14. Stick with it, M51 took a while to find my first time but once you have found it you will find it easier next time around. M101 has a very low surface brightness and took me 2 or 3 attempts to find. I was actually looking at it without realising it and if your sky conditions are at all hazy or light polluted it will be lost. What worked for me was first finding them from our dark site where they were more obvious, then when I wanted to observe them from home I knew where to look.
  15. Thanks for the very thorough review. I currently own the range of Nirvana eyepieces and am impressed with the quality and performance that they deliver. I have been looking at the Myriad range with interest, especially the 5mm as it would make a nice planetary eyepiece on nights of reasonable seeing and allow longer drifts through the field of view in my dob. Your review has pretty much made my mind up that this would be a good purchase.