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  1. Canon EOS 1300D , Comes with lenses 18-55mm and 75-300mm zoom and strap. Also Remote control shutter/intervalometer for creating self portrait or time lapse etc. Non Smoking Household. perfect condition, kept in case when not in use. £300 REDUCED Location Bolton, North West England. Collection or I can do local delivery in person. I would prefer this as postage would be expensive also the risk of damage in transit. If needed then I estimate around £15 due to size and amount of items if sent by courier.
  2. Hi I have been thinking about having a go at widefield stuff for a while and wondered if anyone could recommend a used decent camera lens to look out for on ebay etc. I would be using my QHY163C with it I currently have an Altair 102 triplet and a megrez 72 (sold my 8"RC last year ...still keeping an eye ot for a C9.25 to replace it for planetary/luna etc) on a Mesu 200 mount It would be used for wider stuff than I can get with the Megrez 72 ...say...the Heart and Sould Nebs in the same FOV. Just thought it would be something to try if I can pick up an old camera lens for a resonable price ....is a zoom worth considering? ...camera resolution is quite high at 3.4 size pixels so is a fixed fl better then crop after etc. Never done any AP with a camera lens so am total virgin with them....any thoughts/recommedations to put on the shortlist gratefully accepted. Tom
  3. Does anyone have any recommendations for an affordable lens for the Canon 60Da? I can't afford to spend hundreds on a wide angle lens and to be honest I'm not so much interested in big wide angle shots but more specific targets like the constellation Orion. I love my camera, I've used it many times with my Nexstar Evolution but it's not practical taking my scope with me when I travel (sadly!).
  4. Hi everyone. I'm back, and trying again to get a decent DSO photo! This is my personal favourite so far, so I must be getting better! haha Still a long way to go with the processing skills, but I'm sure I'll get there. 23x Lights - 120 Seconds - ISO800 20x Darks 20x Flats (Yes! I've started to use these!!) 20x Bias Processed using Photoshop and ProDigital Astronomy Tools Hope you like it. Thanks, Mike
  5. This is a 20 second exposure of the ISS ( I think ) just off the shoulder of Orion Canon 7D ISO 640 20 seconds 18mm
  6. For sale, excellent condition (no marks on the body) very low shutter count under 4000. The IR cut filter has been removed for more response on red (spectrum) emission nebula. Comes with battery and charger, and cable to connect to computer. Full computer control with software like APT, live view, 12 mega pixel, the camera also feels lighter than its previous model 1000D. Message me for more info..........price £165 which includes special delivery.
  7. Hi all, I'm looking to buy a wide angle lens for my Canon 70d for photographing the night sky. I currently only have an 18-135mm lens. Having looked around, I'm finding it difficult to make the decision on my own! Does anyone have any recommendations? Max budget is around £300. Thanks!
  8. Hello, This is my first Milky Way timelapse Canon eos 1200d with kit lens 18-55mm. Made 212 shots at 25s exporsure iso 3200.
  9. Night 1-first light Took me from 2100 to 2330 to set up all the software. Another Hour to setup scope, USB-2-serial, etc. No direct sight to polaris. Put up only rudimentary polar alignment (with compass), then astrotortilla for plate solving. Problem: as i had a massive polar alignment error, i was on target, but with a severe tracking error- exposures of only 5 seconds already showed star trails. Did a nice shot of M42 (orion nebula) nevertheless. (2 months break due to exceptionally bad weather) Night 2 No astrotorilla available as VM software did not start. Setup only 15 minutes, but another 45 minutes to remember how to connect camera correctly to scope (was out of focus because i had a extension in-between that was unnessessary). Setup again roughly to north with compass. Entered coordinates, date,time. Start three star alignment. 4 out of 5 suggested stars covered by house. Repeated 2 times, always the same invisible stars . Sweared. Tried 2-star align, the same. Tried 1-star align-success, much bigger list to choose from for alignment stars. Wondered why on earth the programmer did these inconsistencies. Selected first star, slewed. Far off target. Finally realized that finder scope not correctly attached. Corrected this. Slew speed way too low- another 10 minutes until realized that "rate" button sets slew speed also during alignment. Success. Slewed to second star, aligned. Back to first star and realigned. Back to second star - directly in the crosshairs, mount tracks perfectly (at first sight). Relief. camera mounted and connected to laptop. Start taking images. Relized that there is still some error, but significantly lower than on first try (Okay up to 10-20 seconds). Shot images for hours until Orion reached trees. Happy Next up: the mystery of tracking with second cam+PHD.... If i live to see the day that we have good weather again.
  10. Ok, many of you are probably using the superior BackyardEOS or APT, but maybe the free EOS Camera Movie Record program does have a few users for planetary photography. In any case, I tried it on a Windows Tablet to avoid carrying a laptop and it worked fine, but its buttons were tiny. It is open-source though, so I made the buttons bigger for me and perhaps somebody else might like it that way. If so, you can get it here (I will try to keep it updated as Canon supports newer cameras in their SDK). And when cheap Windows tablets start using something faster than an Atom (and not cost an arm and a leg like Surface et al), perhaps nobody will have to carry a laptop
  11. Here's an image that i just finished processing after finding the lights that were taken months ago on a memory stick that i was emptying and had forgotten about, only had the lights so took some darks this morning by using the chip temp shown in images taken via Backyard Eos. I reckon there's 19˚c between ambient and full speed on my 550d so put it in the workshop with the heating off and seemed to match them well. Needs some more data and my processing is all that but I'm quite happy with it for a surprise find. This image was taken with a Skywatcher 200p, Heq5 Guided via PHD Canon 55D unmodded, Backyard Eos 24 x 180s Lights @ 1600iso 19 x 180s Darks only (taken months later by matching chip temp) Processed in Nebulosity, CS6
  12. An astromodified canon 450D, The IR cut filter has been removed which enhances the red emission in deep sky objects. Comes with a battery, charger, booklet and connecting cable for a computer. This is for the camera body no lenses. Cost covers special delivery, the camera is in great condition, with a very low shutter count of just 1755.......
  13. Hello helpful folk I'm in a bit of a quandary and need some help from the knowledgeable... I currently use my beloved Nikon D600 for astro work as well as daytime photography. The camera is unmodified. I struggle with light pollution. I have a Neodymium filter - doesn't seem to help a great deal. Can't get a decent shot of the Veil nebula, for example. I also struggle with noise gradients in my shots. I feel that pushing my pictures to get the meagre detail that's in them to come out, I end up batting the nasty orange-ness of the LP and the noise. What I'm wanting is to get more detail out of my shots. What I'm trying to decide is whether to get another camera. My budget for astro is not limitless (in fact, it's quite limited by the standards of most on these forums). I could stretch myself and go way up market, for me, and get a QHY8. But, would that really help me when it comes to my problem - OK, it'd mean I can get nice long low-noise exposures. But wouldn't that just mean that I'd hit the LP wall? So, I'd end up taking shorter exposures and be no better of with a smaller FOV? I feel if I did spend £1000 on a QHY8 I'd need to spend another few hundred on filters to go into NB imaging. So, the other, much more gentle on the wallet option would be to get a second-hand DSLR and mod it to full-spectrum (using the IR-cut properties of the Neodymium filter). I was thinking along the lines of a Canon 600D. Would that be a positive or a negative move for me? Would the 600D be even noisier than my D600? Would the smaller sensor be a problem? Any help would be great. This is what consider my best shot from my current set up
  14. Woke up early this morning and thought i'd try to capture the 3 planets before the Sun joined the party, probably be cloudy tomorrow Should have got there earlier but it was a Sunday lol Was very very cold icy car, numb fingers and toes Spica is visible top right as well.
  15. Whilst out earlier i had my camera with me and took a shot of the Moon at around 26% crescent, but forgot my tripod.....D'oh But considering its handheld, i'm more than pleased with the sharpness, most were blurred though lol I've had worse shots with the tripod
  16. From the album: Lunar and Planetary Images

    Composite image of The Moon and Jupiter taken 27.01.2016. The Moon is 1/250 second exposure at ISO 200 whist Jupiter is 1 second exposure at ISO 400. Images merged using PS Elements 11

    © Vicky050373

  17. From the album: DSO, Nebula, Galaxies, Comets etc

    Comet (C/2013 US10) Catalina taken 14.01.16 using Canon 100D on SkyWatcher Star Adventurer - single 4 minute exposure at ISO 1600 Light processing in PS Elements 11

    © Vicky050373

  18. From the album: DSO, Nebula, Galaxies, Comets etc

    Taken using Canon 100D on SkyWatcher Star Adventurer - 300mm lens, 30 second exposure at ISO 1600

    © Vicky050373

  19. From the album: Stars and Constellations

    M45 The Pleiades - 11.01.16 at 20.44 - Canon 100D on SkyWatcher Star Adventurer - 75-300mm lens at 300mm, 30 second exposure at ISO 200.

    © Vicky050373

  20. Nadine2704

    Night Sky

    From the album: My (very amateurish) attempts at astrophotography!

    Milky way over the hills at Loch Earn. Even caught some faint aurora over the hill! (my intended target for the night!)
  21. Nadine2704

    Jupiter and Moons

    From the album: My (very amateurish) attempts at astrophotography!

    Jupiter and 3 of its Galilean moons. Canon 70d, 8" Dobsonian, prime focus Manually tracked, composite image 1 x 30 sec video for Jupiter PIPP, Registax, Lightroom Single exposure for moons
  22. Nadine2704

    Andromeda

    From the album: Astrophotography

    Taken with my iOptron Skytracker and Canon 70d with 300mm lens.
  23. Hi guys. Well, I've been giving it some thought for a while now... And while the night skies are shocking at the moment (damn you clouds!!) I've sent my camera away to cheap Astrophotography to have the Baader mod done. I'll finally get some Ha data in my pictures!! Apparently, my 1100D will still be ok in the day time too, using AV mode which is the reason I've chosen this mod. Hope it comes back soon, and the clouds go forth and dissipate so I can post up some new amature photos with a bit more detail!
  24. 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!
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