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  1. What sort of scope would you recommend? Budget is pretty tight and I'm finding some of the jargon impenetrable lol looking for scope in the £200 range
  2. As above really looking for a short focal length refractor for starting imaging I've got an EQ5 that I'm going to upgrade with motors for tracking will the 102 be too heavy or alright?
  3. Ok just bought myself an EQ5 mount and will be getting the twin motor upgrade on payday. Is this good enough for imaging with good polar alignment? (With a reasonable sized scope of course I won't be slapping a huge Newt on it.) If not I'll probably keep it just for observing.
  4. How do you mount a dslr onto an EQ5? Is there a way to attach the camera using the screw fitting on the bottom
  5. Have to watch that on iPlayer working tonight cheers for the heads up
  6. mainly deep sky and widefield just clicked buy on the book too
  7. 3 inch skywatcher heritage dob and an unbranded 6 inch newtonian my nan bought me (not up to much, loses collimation every 10 minutes pretty much).
  8. I've got a DSLR and would love to get into imaging. As I understand it the best telescopes for it are low focal ratio refractors (correct me if I'm wrong). I'd also need a tracking mount (HEQ5 gets mentioned a lot). Would I be better off saving for the mount first, then the telescope? Cheers Matt (P.S. any recommendations would be lovely I'm on a pretty tight budget though)
  9. I've managed to make it work with Irfanview DSS would only let me save it as TIFF or FITS. Thanks for the help Matt
  10. Ok I've shot some lights and darks and stacked them with DeepSkyStacker, and it has been saved as a TIFF file. How, in the broadest laymans terms possible, do I convert that into a file I can actually open with Windows Photo Viewer say. If someone could do an kind of idiots guide I'd be very grateful (rubbish with computers) many thanks Matt
  11. yeah I've got that as a back up but ideally I'd be able to reverse the colours. Wish I'd hung on to my D40x lol
  12. I was trying to take some wide-field pictures last night and the LCD kept destroying my night vision. I used to have a Nikon d40x and I think there was a way to reverse the LCD colours (dark bits were light, light bits were dark) is this possible on an EOS 400D? cheers Matt
  13. Windows (I think XP but not sure, using a borrowed PC)
  14. how can I change a Raw file into a JPEG file on a computer? Do I need to download something to do it? cheers Matt
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