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Hey guys, i need your help once more. I was planning on getting the orion xx12g so i could do some visual observation but planetary imaging as well. If I were to connect a webcam such as the neximage, does anyone know if I can focus the camera or if I would need to get a barlow? I live in Woodstock Ny so light pollution is not very strong (on charts I think its a dark green zone). Would i need to get a 4x or 2x powermate/barlow? If anyone can help me that would be great.
By Joanna J
Impulsive creature that I am, I seem to have decided to get back into astronomy after several years by acquiring a Fullerscope 4-1/2" f11 refractor OTA. It's one of the ones with the brass and the black crinkle finish. Unfortunately, it didn't come with a mount. Other than a Fullerscope mount, if I could find one, what else might anyone suggest for a substantial and appropriate-looking mount?
Joanna J, Winchester
Astrophotography Scrapbook Vol. 1
Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius ( Messier 8, NGC 6523 )
The Fighting Dragons of Ara ( NGC 6188 )
War and Peace in Scorpius ( NGC 6357 )
Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 in Pavo
Ptolemy's Cluster in Scorpius ( Messier 7, NGC 6475 )
A Million Stars in the Deep South ( NGC 104, 47 Tucanae )
A Wishing Well in Carina ( NGC 3532 )
A Beehive in the Southern Sky ( NGC 2516 ) - new 23 Oct
When I show my astrophotography images to my friends and family they invariably want to know what they are looking at. This led me to wonder if there was a way I could display my images on a single page together with a few notes on the target object as well as few technical details of the capture for those who might be interested. What I came up with a "scrapbook" like page that combines all of these three elements in a single PDF sheet ( or jpeg image) that ultimately I might combine together to form a PDF book that I can share online or send to friends and family. In the meantime, I thought I might post in this thread each page of my work-in-progress towards volume 1 of my Astrophotography Scrapbook.
Any and all comments, observations, suggestions and constructive criticisms will be warmly received.
ps. The pages have been sized to fit full screen on an IPAD
I'm looking to buy an 8" newt for astrophotography with my Canon 6D full frame. I'm really only going to be using it for imaging so visual problems (such as back focus) aren't too much of a concern for me.
I'm aware that probably whatever scope I get won't cover a full frame sensor without vignetting, but does anyone have an opinion on which would be the best?
I have a CGEM mount and Baader MPCC mkIII.
The ones I've been looking at right now are:
1.Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph
2.Astro-Tech f/4 Imaging Newtonian
I've also heard of the Sky-Watcher Quattro series and Meade LX70 series, I just haven't heard as much about either of those.
Also, optics are my #1 concern. Things like weight or minor mechanical shortcomings that I could potentially fix are not as great factors.
Thanks for your input!