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  1. Unexpectedly i ran into a guy selling a Neximage 5 imager for just $70 canadian so i figured it would be a decent beginners camera and since i'm an imaging noobie i just grabbed it. I am aware it will not be for solar but i figured why not start with small steps in imaging before i buy my good camera, $70 is not a pile to waste should i only use it on limited objects then never touch it again lol. Does anyone out there have any tips and tricks that would be useful in my attempts for first time imaging??.
  2. Newb here. I have settled on my first telescope being the 4SE or 6SE and I have a Sony Alpha 300 DSLR I would like to be able to connect to play around with AP. I am barely starting to grasp the terminology involved with telescopes in general but it seems connecting a camera to a telescope is a whole different ball game. It seems as though the 4SE has a separate eyepiece and camera attachment? Looks like you can just flip a knob to swap between the viewer and camera? Whereas the 6SE it appears that you have to remove the whole eyepiece to connect the camera. After reading some reviews everyone says they immediately wanted a more powerful telescope so I am thinking the 6SE may be the way to go but I really don't like the idea of having to swap back and forth by removing the eyepiece, is there an after-market accessory that would allow it to work more like the 4SE (flip a switch from viewer to camera and back)? And I guess my other question is are the optics really that much better on the 6SE that it would be worth the hassle when connecting the camera? I see that the light gathering capability and magnification are better but how perceivable is that difference? My goal is to do some moon viewing but it would be great to see some cool deep space objects too. + One final thought, how much does the auto star tracking feature help or hurt the image quality? I mean on a 20 second+ exposure the object is going to move some amount, is the Nexstar tracking system really able to keep the object that precisely still in the optics? Or should I just expect to get blurry spots of light when photographing deep space objects? Thanks
  3. Hi, I've always wondered how magnification is achieved with a camera connected to a telescope, given that whenever I see pictures of a telescope and dslr or dedicated camera setup, there's never an eyepiece to magnify the image. How do you get a closeup image without a short focal length eyepiece? Thanks, Gus
  4. For sale 1000D camera modified for astronomy, the IR filter has been removed to allow the important red emission nebula to come through. This camera has a very low shutter count of 4654 (at this time), and is in very good condition but has a light surface scratch on the LCD (see pic), which doesnt impact its performance and isnt visable when on. comes with a battery and charger, I don't have the original box, but will pack, very well. The price is £130 and includes delivery. This is for the camera body, no lens. Any questions please email me for guaranteed response........clear skys!
  5. My current setup is a 130pds, mounted on a HEQ5 PRO. I have been using it with an unmodified Canon DSLR which is going OK so far, but I do like the look of EAA as an option. Do you think my current rig lends itself to EAA (also considering getting an 80ED), obviously the bits that's missing is the camera. Is there a budget camera <£200, or an older model that I should look for 2nd hand. There are a few doing the rounds on ebay and .astrobuysell.com/uk/ although the 2nd hand cameras appear to be rather old. Cheers Jon
  6. Hi guys, Tonight i am piggy backing my DSLR/Lens combo on top of the frac for the first time, i've just been out and balanced everything. I can see that the biggest problem i am going to have is lack of control over the 2nd DSLR. Usually i use APT via remote desktop to control my DSLR from in my living room. But as far as i know APT doesnt offer dual camera control. I've done a few searches and nothing at all is popping up about a way to do this and i should add that i only have the one imaging laptop so cant use a separate laptop for control. Anybody have any experience with this?
  7. Hi all I've been using the qhy5l-ii as a guide camera and have been impressed by it's sensitivity. So I'm wondering if it might be usable for imaging - I'm thinking of the more distant star clusters and also galaxies. Has anyone tried? I suspect it might be rather noisy for single-frame long exposures. Has anyone tried cooling it? (the spec says it's ok down to -30 C). It does have a maximum exposure time of 10mins which could be limiting but it would be a lot faster than my 1100d and I can only get max 5min exposures with that cos of the local lp. It also has the advantage of being relatively cheap! Any thoughts? Cheers Louise
  8. Hi all, Sorry if this has already been covered but I have just got a beginner scope with a standard eyepiece fitting. I would like to capture some basic images of the moon , jupiter, saturn and any other good easy objects that you can recommend. Perhaps a galaxy or cluster. Anyway I am stuck as where to start and would appreciate any help and advice regarding the easiest method to get good basic results. I have heard you can use digital cameras, DLSR cameras and even webcams but where do I start? How do I even attach a camera to my scope and how would I do this without losing the magnifaction, if the camera is in place of the eye piece? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Richard
  9. Hi Guys, I wondered if it's possible to attach a mirrorless camera (that is a camera that is not able to remove it's lens) to a telescope. Is there an attachment or a camera holder? Luminous Thank you, in advance
  10. I would like to ask about solar imaging cameras, I am about to pull the trigger on one soon, I see them pop up on Astro Buy/Sell here and there but will buy new if I have to. I would like to know about interface, many recommend USB 3.0, but it so happens that every time I see one pop up like the ZWO ASI120MM it is 2.0, the one with the “S” designation is 3.0. I understand 3.0 will be faster but is 2.0 a deal breaker? 3.0 is fairly recent, many of you have used 2.0 cams for years. Is there enough justification to give up one at a good deal in favor of a new ZWO ASI120MM-S? thanks all!
  11. Hi I have the ZWO ASI120MC-S and I just can not seem to be able to calibrate it, tried everything I can think of, can not find much online. Any suggestions really appreciated as I'm randomly punching numbers hoping for results, I have a rough idea what the variables are going into but no luck. This is the best I can do sat here in bed with the bed light on.
  12. I was at a star party and the instructor used a green laser. Pretty awesome. I want one. What power or what do I look for so I get the right one. I live in canada Also he used a cAmera with delayed exposure we could see more nebulas and such with the camera than with the human eyeball. Any ideas on a basic setup do I can do this too? Do I need A special camera aNd is it Attached to its own telescope? What power of telescope do I need thanks to u all
  13. Have you ever thought about where all photons go when they enter your telescope? I have done a rough calculation of how they dissapear on the way through the telescope and in to the sensor, in this case it's for a rgb filtered mono camera. The result? You detect about 12% of the incoming photons through a refractor or 9% through a reflector! I have the calculation on my homepage here: http://astrofriend.eu/astronomy/tutorials/tutorial-transmission/tutorial-transmission.html For those who are curious as I'm ! /Lars
  14. Got a photo of the Moon with corona a couple of nights ago, not through the telescope but through a camera, hope that's allowed ? Cheers, Gary.
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