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I managed to get this picture last night using my Celesteon SCT 9.25, with an old Cannon Rebel camera which had a x2 Barlow attached and went into the diagonal.
Not sure what the expose time was but it was very short as longer exposure made it white with no orange band detail.
Just edited the image on my iPhone. No stacking nothing.
Can I expect much better pictures with my kit? If so how?
I have recently bought a QHY163C and sold my original square QHY8 which I had had for a few years
Nothing wrong with the QHY8 and I was reasonably pleased with the stuff I did with it...but itchy fingers/wanting to try something new/set cooling point/ heated window etc tempted me and I have just sold the QHY8
Most of the Photography I do is deep sky but I have had a dabble at Luna and Jupiter with various webcam type cameras and currently have an Imaging Source DBK21 AU04 (colour)
What I want to know is how will the QHY163 compare to the DBK21 on planetary and moon pics?
I have read that the 163 is suitable as a planetary cam as it is capable of high frame rates and 2x2 binning and wondered if anyone had used both types...ie a Largish Chip DSO cam that can also do planetary against a dedicated small chip Planetary cam.
If I can expect as good or better pics with the 163 then I might as well sell the DBK21
Unfortunately due to weather etc other than bench testing the QHY163 I havnt used it all on anything yet.
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Hi All, after years of pressing my smartphone camera to the eyepiece and taking pictures of the moon I tried attaching my DSLR (An old entry level Canon) to my Skywatcher 200 (1200mm focal length) on a dobsonian mount. I could not achieve focus whichever way I went. However, it seemed that what was needed was to be able to move in more than was available. What am I doing wrong? How can I get the camera to focus?
Hello! i am seeking the help of those with experience in refractors please!!
I have been an amateur since i was just a wee lad, i have always owned catadioptric and reflectors of many types, unfortunately short of my current Lunt LS60PT and the department store pea shooter i had as a 12 year old and my which spent way more time peering through windows in the apartment complex across the street than gazing at the sky i have NO experience with refractors.
This is where forums like this come in, ok this is what id like to do, my budget is around US1,200, for this i would be looking at a doublet no doubt, i would like it to be in the F5-F7 range? this would offer some flexibility for both visual and future basic AP dabbling.
I mainly would like this refractor for planetary, lunar and double star observing, i do hear that nothing beats a refractor for these objects and I'm itching to see for myself.
I realize that this budget will not get me an NP101 or any other triplet for that matter, but i would like the best for that price in the 100mm range preferably since id love to stretch its legs on lunar and planetary. i also own a 12" lightbridge but this is definitely not a grab and go scope which is what id love to have now, CA would be an issue not so much for visual but future photo work id like something that performs reasonably well in the CA department.
if anyone out there has had much experience with refractors id love to hear from you!
Thank you all!!!
The 3 binoviewers above seem to have lots of reviews. Tele Vue's design seems to have more inbuilt provision from what they say.
Baader's Giant binocular viewer seems good for tall people using refractors and cassegrain designs.
Then there is Zeiss..
Which would you recommend as the most versatile to include f5 Newtonian use, or any other makes?