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I want to improve my imaging of DSOs (I struggle a lot with LP) - particularly the Veil.
But the price of O-III filters looks pretty steep to me. Except this one: http://www.365astronomy.com/SkyWatcher-O-III-Filter-2.html
Would that be any help to me?
Been waiting for days in anticipation for the first clear night with my new SW 200P reflector and HEQ5 mount. I found instantly that I couldn't locate the North Star due to bloody trees and also the moon was so bright it made all other objects so much more dim in my scope. The Polaris Alignment scope LED's are so bright I couldn't align any star in the scope at all, let alone see through it. I did check it was clear and it didn't have the cap on or the weight bar obstructing it. I tried adjusting the brightness but found no settings in the SynScan handset for my model! I also found out that my clock ring rotates even if I lock them to the specific axis. (Annoying)
In the end, instead of just messing around trying to align the damn thing I just span it around and zeroed in on the moon and other stars. I found pretty quickly that I can only focus on the moon IF I use a 2X barlow lense in the chain and that the focuser doesn't move back as far as my older Vixen refractor.
Anywayyyy to make the most out of the full moon and the fact it was clear I took some photos and made a mosaic out of 54 individual photo's I took. The original photo is 388MB, so I've uploaded a much smaller version.
My first proper AstroPhotography photo, any thoughts or solutions to the problems I found on my first night out? I'm hoping the next time I go out, it's much smoother.
im making this sale active again, here are the details
im not entirely sure i want to get rid of my imaging setup, but its a lot of money to be tied up for me for not a lot of use, main reason for selling is to get some decent canon lenses which will be used a lot more....
well the total of my gear what i can remember off the top of my head is way over £2000 there is a lot of stuff i have not added which i can not remember, well here is the list so far...
HEQ5 - RRP £630
HEQ5 upgraded bolts - RRP £30
QHY5L-ii - RRP 229
Altair mini guide scope & auto guiding setup RRP £169 & £39.99 = TOTAL £208.99
SW 130-pds - RRP £159
SW Auto focuser - RRP £45
SW CC - RRP £97
Baader 2" Neodymium filter - RRP £80
Skywatcher 28mm 2" Long Eye Relief - RRP - £29.90
Meade 12mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece (Wireless) - RRP - £59.99
Celestron x2 barlow x2 - RRP x1 - £24 - x2 = £48
Televue x2 barlow - RRP - £110
MSI U135DX netbook - RRP - £249
solor filter - RRP - £41
telrad - RRP - £35
SW 9x50 finder - RRP - £45
premium chesire - RRP - £36
M48 adapter - RRP - £15
Making every photon count - RRP £19.95
HitecAstro EQDIR adapter for EQMOD - RRP - £27.90
canon t -ring - RRP - £21
bahtinov mask - RRP - £16.45
TOTAL SO FAR = £2233.18
all items are very well looked after and kept indoors in a smoke free home, id prefer to sell everything in one go and for it to be collection only due to the mass of items and the weight of everything, id be happy to let this lot go for around the £1200 mark
here is my flickr from which you can see me astro images i have taken with this setup
more images at request