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asset189

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  1. As per title , includes tripod. Buyer must also pay mailing costs .
  2. Good info on the heavens above web site for anyone looking to see them. Saw them fairly easily from Dumfries last month
  3. Here one of mine , 20 minutes from home clear low horizon to West and added bonus of wickerman for foreground interest
  4. Thanks so much and apologies for being a bit thick. This is an upgrade on an old manual barn door mount for me so wee bit more technical
  5. Thanks , I'll give it a read . An other daft question - the blurb boasts 60min tracking time yet based on the 100/focal length equation only around 2 minutes tracking is recommend which is a fair difference , or have I got this wrong ? So do I have to adjust track every 90sec or simply shoot next exposure and align with software , ta
  6. Thanks , I'll give it a read . An other daft question - the blurb boasts 60min tracking time yet based on the 100/focal length equation only around 2 minutes tracking is recommend which is a fair difference , or have I got this wrong ?
  7. When calculation max exposure before star trailing becomes an issue , is the crop factor relevant for Aps-c sensor ?
  8. Well thats an hour ill never get back, hopeless ?
  9. Even better, from my location ISS should pass very near Mars around 17:58
  10. Thanks Dave , ill give it a bash , its a five minute window so hopefully catch something
  11. Has anyone done this with an Az Synscan mount or is it possble .I have a skywatcher 130p with a small dslr monted in place of the eyepiece. Forcast good tonight and Idlike to try this , any advice ta
  12. Great to see someone else with Paintshop pro , I can't afford Photoshop but have found PSP a good less costly alternative
  13. WOW think I need to learn how to clean up an image , difference is like night and day from mine , mars and Saturn clearly visible too thanks (any advice re post processing appreciated I only have paintshop pro)
  14. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xk-WjNG_lvnS8MN80SsTPJyXR1K85Ebd/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TeCU9kP1yQRcoqfpHOk_CTyFbiSG-LWc/view?usp=sharing hope this works. top one is 13 sec exposure. I tried to do 30sec exposure in second one ta
  15. Thanks , how do I post a link ? Camera is a Sony A5000. Ta
  16. Quite simply is it possible or am I wasting my time trying? Friday was a fantastic night so I set up at a nice location and shot some photos which looked great in live view on the camera but we're disappointingly dark on the PC. Shot in RAW but I could not replicate the live view images on my PC. My camera has an APSC sensor, is this too small to capture enough light for clear image of the milky way?. Exposure length was 15 seconds to avoid blur with F2.8 and I SO tried at 800 , 1000, 1600 all hopeless results. All advice appreciated
  17. Cant help with any groups but ive previously been at Playa Blanca and skies were fantastic, got my first view of Scorpius down there , worth packing the bins
  18. https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/28/nasa-release-voyager-golden-record-vinyl-box-set/ Apologies if previously posted but this looks like a fantastic christmas gift
  19. Not if its lightwright plastic construction, that was my problem. I had a surdy older mount but flat plate on top would have limited the motion of the P mount
  20. Pushed the boat out and got the recommended orion one. To be honest if you can source your own tripod it would do just fine as the connection is standard tripod screw ( perhaps a weakness in the whole set up as this small screw is the only connection between tripod and P mount , correct balance will be important )
  21. Santa came early for me and managed to drag an Orion paragon down the chimney to boot. It’s a sturdy mount that easily supports my 15x70 celestrons. A simple mod found on line (reverse mounting plate and bung small ball mount on the end) means I’ve plenty of motion from seated position. Clear night tonight as well :-)
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