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About celestron8g8

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  1. celestron8g8

    Where is polaris please.

    Do a star trail image of mybe 5-10 minutes cause since you wont see any rotation from Polaris you need to do a WF image to really point it out . This the easiest way to find Polaris . Other than that just remember to use the Big Dipper and small dipper for locating Polaris . https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=3vh25%2fM6&id=ED02937D070185C6E2D38892D3CF480A534DA252&thid=OIP.3vh25_M6v3fD9kUPMJBsMAHaGg&q=polaris+star+map&simid=608003089279353169&selectedIndex=0
  2. Just adding those are great lens !
  3. celestron8g8

    Horse & Flame - single sub

    Great capture and edit . Did you buy that camera new or used ?
  4. celestron8g8

    Uranian Family

    Wow , didn’t know it was that big even in a 14” ! Way to go , great capture !
  5. celestron8g8


    Take some short exposures for the trapezium and stack or do copy/paste to make the center look better . Very nice capture here tho !
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    Hey at least you got a good image and view . We’ve had clouds and rain or overcast the last 30-45 days at night .
  7. I’ll use either a 1.25” Plossi 32mm or my 2” Plossi 32mm for wider views . For closeups of edges or sunspots i use a 1.25” Plossi 25mm and sometimes with a 2x barlow .
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    Sorry , I’m not familiar with a Hasselblad . What are they and how much ?
  9. celestron8g8

    Second hand Canon 400mm f5.6 or WO ZS61

    The Canon 400 f/5.6L is one of the best wildlife prime lens that Canon sells and it’s an excellent lens . I gave seen very few images os DSOs’ with this lens and what i have seen is really good but honestly i could use it for astro work but i woukd prefer a good refractor over this lens strictly for astro work . Otherwise I’d take the lens . Main reason is the apeture being f5.6 . A good scope of f6 or faster would be easier to work with and suited better for astro work .
  10. celestron8g8


    Mirrorless are the thing of the future but as you say too expensive . I saw this one from NIKON a few days ago . It’s a little too expensive also !! https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/dslr-cameras/1553/d810a.html
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    That’s just pure awesome !!
  12. celestron8g8

    Messier 33

    Very nice sketch , question for you . Just below M33 one of your stars has a tail that looks like a comet . Is that just a smear mistake ? I know there is a comet out there going through at the moment but don't know if this is what you saw or just a smear ?
  13. celestron8g8

    M15 with new scope

    Yep looks good .
  14. celestron8g8

    Visiting the Lagoon...

    Great capture ! Upside-down for me but still very nice !
  15. celestron8g8

    Couldn't resist..

    It will also land you in very deep debt !! Get help now as suggested ! See a doctor and if your married you might see a marriage councelor cause your going to need to know how to explain why you bought astro stuff instead of paying bills . If not married then you need to do credit counceling ASAP !!

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