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Made this thread on here SGL where i can add me own made star maps help navigate skies will help find locate them objects.

ideal for those that dont have tracking mount.

Made with modded Xbox cam + F-no 3.0 FL 7.7mm lens i named the cam Cliffcam so where ever thats mentioned.

Software used when point me cliffcam at skies record for few mins.

Linux ; Xubuntu running wxAstrocapture record avi

For processing windows software

Avi to raw makes fits

Imageviewca to calibrate fits

Imageviewca to create avi from calibrated fits

Registax 6 to create stacked image.

Paint shop pro add labels.

Starting with Auriga


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Makes it easyer to learn constelations just point me camera at skies and then i do me stuff make me little map of constelation target i want to view and then i know what can view for when open stellarium computer software get names of stars learn skies little before viewing them with telescope or binoculars.

and with me little images i made i can add to any device mobile's / even nintendo dsi could just put on top me scope and when i looking through me spotter to find objects i quick look at me little gadget somet thats got me image on

easyer then having to look down at laptop or where ever have laptop to view stars.

makes use of little gadgets that can view image.

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Done cassiopeia again was hoping some shooting stars come from draco go past :) i seen 1 shooting star other day streak passed cassio like.

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Might get a few more views in a different subforum (this being the DIY observatories). A passing mod might be able to relocate it for you.

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Hi Cliff, a great idea for learning your way around the constellations, I went the drawing route but this is a great alternative, well done!

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Hi Cliff, just noticed, the Pleiades is M45, not M42 (Orion neb) in your illustration of Taurus.

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Hi Cliff, just noticed, the Pleiades is M45, not M42 (Orion neb) in your illustration of Taurus.

I have learnt quite few constelations and almost names of some of them upto now

hope these images will inspire others to learn constalations and enjoy viewing them stars/ planets :)

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