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  1. From the album: Peggson's astrophotos

    I shot this yesterday from a Bortle 6 backyard. Edited in Pixinsight and Photoshop If someone here knows how to remove purple stars, please help me . I tried defringing but it didn't really work. Also the date is wrong should be 9.10.2020. lol

    © Peggson's photo

  2. Hello all I am thinking of buying the sky-watcher star adventurer wedge, and perhaps a small scope. This seems like a common question, would i get better results using a small refractor, or my DSLR and some zoom lenses on the star-adventurer? I have taken some shots of Comet P46 Wirtanen with my macro lens and DSLR on a static tripod, which came out ok. I would like to take photos of comets (when one is around) and nebula. I don`t have alot to spend on equipment. Been looking at these scopes for AP and viewing, not sure which is best? https://www.firstlightoptics.com/william-optics/william-optics-zenithstar-61-apo.html https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/sky-watcher-evostar-72ed-ds-pro-ota.html https://www.astronomics.com/astro-tech-at72edii-refractor-ota-fpl-53-f-6.html thanks for your help scotty
  3. Hi all, Here is my first go at the witches head nebula and I am searching for your expert advice and knowledge. This is a total of 80minutes of 3 minute exposures on my dslr and stacked in dss. I have stretched the bejeez out of this in gimp and I am quite frankly disappointed with the detail. I would have thought with an hour and a quarter of data that I would be able to tease something more impressive of the nebula? What do you think? Canon 40d modded 70-300 lens @ 70mm (image heavily cropped) 28X3minutes lights 20xdarks 30xbias No flats (hence the gradient I guess)IC2118 witches head nebulaCanon 40d modded,70-300 lens @ 80mm (image is cropped quite heavily) Iso160028X3min exposures stacked in dss and processed in gimp 28X3min exposures stacked in dss and processed in gimp
  4. Hello everyone, As you can probably tell I’m brand new to the community. While I’ve been passionate about space related topics for my whole life, I’ve finally taken the leap and I’m about buy a simple astrophotography rig. Ive done a fair bit of research and, like many, I’ve decided that the William Optics Zenithstar 61 APO refractor is best suited for my situation. I plan to use my canon 600D/T3i as the main imaging camera and I also plan to use the Skywatcher Star Adventurer as a tracking mount for this scope. However I have a few questions: 1: I seem to be confused about how I should connect my DSLR to the Z61. As far as I’m aware, all I need is a T-ring and the WO Flat 61 Field flattener and I should be good to go. Is that correct? 2: will I need a dovetail bar to mount the Z61 to the star adventurer? Or can I directly mount the z61 to the base of the star adventurer? (This was demonstrated by Trevor Jones from astrobackyard with his Z61 and the ioptron Skyguider Pro.) Sorry for such a long thread; I’d just hate to finally get all my gear together and find out that some gear is incompatible. Thanks for the help!
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