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rjc404

First moon in ages 5 November 14

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Hardly had time to use my telescope since moving house but finally managed to get out for a very quick look up at the moon and about 20 minutes of trying to get a decent picture in between fireworks.

Here's my best effort from tonight.

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Now that is really good, is it single frame or a stack, better than my near miss with the TAL

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Thanks, it was a single frame tweaked in a raw editor.

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Very nice ! :)

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Well done Rob! Nicely focused. Dare not risk the OTA this week. Too many sticks, plastic cones and cardboard tubes falling out of the sky!

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Thanks for the comments. I just try and get the best focus I can on Live view with x10 screen zoom and then shoot as many shots as I can when everything is looking least wobbly.

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to say your using this long newt on an EQ3, you have done a superb job, do you link the cannon to your laptop or just live view on the camera?

I sort of fancy getting a long newt but have heard they hit the tripod legs

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I just use live view on the camera. The scope can occasionally hit the tripod legs but careful use of the hand controller can avoid it.

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