Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

Recommended Posts

Great stuff Rory. I must admit when I first saw the image I thought ‘nah, he’s pulling our legs’ ;) but I really enjoyed your video and think the results are amazing! Nice one!

I’m a big fan of smart phone AP, my best single iPhone shot of M42 attached, plus my best Jupiter :);)

I do wish someone would develop an iPhone app which allows stacking of images on the phone, I might manage something a bit better then!

9078EC0C-6E62-4419-A5C4-06BCECDE2088.jpeg

C7A17726-160D-41ED-9A9F-05D10545BD8E.jpeg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 26/04/2018 at 18:07, Cpaulo said:

Ha ha I’ve found Astrobiscuit on SGL. Great videos Rory, keep up the good work.

Thx fella.  I'm glad i posted here.  Just checked my youtube account and Sgl is currently accounting for about 30% of my hits.  Wow!  Thx SGL!? 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was actually about to put a link in the Astro-lounge to your YouTube channel and suggest the SGL community check it out. However i found you're already here. I've watched all your Astro videos on YT and quite frankly I can't wait for what's next!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Cpaulo said:

I was actually about to put a link in the Astro-lounge to your YouTube channel and suggest the SGL community check it out. However i found you're already here. I've watched all your Astro videos on YT and quite frankly I can't wait for what's next!

Much appreciated Cpaulo...

Perhaps you or anyone else who's reading could help choose what to do next...

1) - Jupiter for £100

2) - Refractors vs reflectors - 120mm f8 skywatcher refractor vs 150mm f8 orion reflector both shooting jupiter.

3) The dark side of the moon - I've got access to Nasa's audio and video recordings of the the guys in Apollo 8 : the first humans to see the dark side of the moon.

4) cheap solar astrophotography: I'm trying to figure out how to shoot solar flares without spending thousands. Def work in progress this one. If anyone has any cool tricks please let me know!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/26/2018 at 21:15, Stu said:

Great stuff Rory. I must admit when I first saw the image I thought ‘nah, he’s pulling our legs’ ;) but I really enjoyed your video and think the results are amazing! Nice one!

I’m a big fan of smart phone AP, my best single iPhone shot of M42 attached, plus my best Jupiter :);)

I do wish someone would develop an iPhone app which allows stacking of images on the phone, I might manage something a bit better then!

 

WOOOH!!! Please let me know the details for jupiter. I'm currently working on shooting jupiter for 100quid and using a phone  could be great for that. Any yes I totally agree - stacking software on a phone would be amazing.  I could stack shots and process them on the commute to work. I did a quick search a while ago but couldn't find anything... but hey if phone astrophotography takes off it may happen. Unfortunately phone cameras aren't necessarily getting better;  I notice lots of the modern phones have fancy double cameras systems which I don't think will help astrophotographers at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, rorymultistorey said:

Unfortunately phone cameras aren't necessarily getting better

Not sure I agree with that point. The results Gavstar gets from his Samsung S9 are significantly better than my iPhone 6 Plus. I agree that the dual cameras etc won’t be of any interest.

I use an app called ProCam5 to take my images, it allows much better control over iso, shutter and focus. Controlling the brightness on Jupiter is the biggest issue. Nightcap is another good app for longer exposures. I can’t recall specifically but I think that shot was taken through one channel of my binoviewers, on my Tak FC100DC, just handheld at the eyepiece.

I normally process using an app called PS Express which has some good features on it.  Would love a stacking app!

If you search for StuPOD on here, you will find my thread with lots of good, bad and awful phone shots in it :) Some good advice too on how people are using phones to take astro images.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Am I missing any vids?. I've seen the orion neb and what's the other!!! Oh yeah, Andromeda. 

 

Edited by LukeSkywatcher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With regards as to what to do next, I'd love to see Jupiter for £100.  Maybe even up the budget to £150 to be in line with "Deep Space for £150"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! I have often dreamed of doing AP on the cheap and as soon as I've put anything in action I've changed my mind 'because it will never work'. What has been done here is amazing and I cant wait to give it a try myself.

THANKS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Matt Hayden
      Hello!
      What with all this locking down business and home schooling my ten year old son, I have dusted off my TAL-1 and created a slightly less than ideal setup in his room. The westward facing window has been providing great views of the moon and venus over the past week. Obviously doing this indoors is not great (the floor is pretty solid, as is the TAL stand!) but it does mean we get to use the scope every evening, rather than going through the process of carrying the whole rig outside every day.

      I have a T-mount converter for my old-ish Pentax k-M DSLR, but have quite disappointing results with the camera, when compared to the observed image using the eye. The eyeball view is nothing less than banging - crystal clear detail with a 25mm eyepiece, strong contrast - it's spectacular. I add the camera with an eyepiece inside a tube, and can't replicate the same result, or anything like it. It's OK, but not good enough.
      I've cleaned the eyepiece today and collimated the scope. The primary mirror looks fine other than a couple of tiny dust particles, no scratches or weirdness on the coating. The camera is working pretty well as far as I can tell. Apart from a little clumsy-ness with the adjustments, the clarity in the eyepiece suggests it's all working fairly well. Photo attached of best result from last night.
      My question is: is this a focusing issue or some sort of aberration? Should I expect focusing to be difficult in the camera eyepiece? What's going on?! Does anyone have any other tips I can try to get this working better?

    • By rockmattstar
      I have a nexstar 6se and I love it. I've only had it about a year and it's my first proper telescope. Every opportunity I'm out in the garden both looking through it and attaching my dslr to the back for fainter objects.
      I'm noticing I'm getting movement in the longer exposure photos and after a bit of googling I think it's the mount.
      So I'm looking to upgrade. I'm thinking something a little future proof but I'm not made of money so decent, reliable, cheaper end but good enough for astrophotography and with the possibility I might continue to add bits and pieces. 
      What do I need and how much am I looking? Help thanks in advance.
    • By William Productions
      Hello, I am an amateur astronomer that wants to get into deep-sky astrophotography. I already have a telescope which is Celestron Nexstar 127 SLT but it doesn't meet the requirements to take photos of wide field nebulaes/galaxies, (Ex: Orion Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy). I need some help on what to use and afford! It has to be under £550.
      I need a 70 or 80mm optical tube, with a mount that does polar alignment and can be attached to the optical tube then I need a Canon camera that can take long exposure high ISO photos and last a filter or two to help reduce light pollution and contrast the nebula/galaxy more!
      This is just for my birthday, I do not expect the best!
      I just need a beginners setup.
    • By lalou
      Hi! I've recently acquired a new Astromodified Canon rebel XT and I've tried to take pictures of nebulas using it but I've noticed that there are these weird black artifacts that keep appearing in my images. Would like to know if anyone has experienced this before? Or are these dirt/dust specs on the camera, filter, and telescope glass? I've attached some of my edited and raw pictures for your reference. The black artifacts can already be seen in the raw image of the horsehead nebula and after stacking I think it got amplified. Anyway, advance thanks and I hope everyone's doing well.
       

    • By Johanvk
      I moved from color (Canon) DSLR camera's to more advanced ZWO black and white camera's with color filters. Now I have to handle gain and offset instead of ISO. In theory I think I understand very well what it's about, and took notice of the literature. In practice at the telescope I have to rely on trial and error with test exposures.  Can someone point a (reference to a) cookbook-like procedure to me, which lead to the optimal setting of gain and offset?
      Johan, Netherlands. [C14/Hyperstar, with a ZWO-183, and with a lot of light pollution.]
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.