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Skywatcher
23-11-2008, 12:15 PM
Better focus than last time and many more subs means a cleaner smoother image, unfortunately some of the improvement is lost in the compression to jpeg for photobucket

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/M42nov22ismaller.jpg

And finally they said it couldn't be done :D the horsehead and flame nebula with only 90 second shots - noisy to be sure butconventionstates you need at least 10minute subs to reign in the horsie

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/hhnovember22ishetland-1.jpg


http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb84/sidleydoc/hhnovember22closeup.jpg


So cold at 2 am that I stopped as my marrow had turned to ice took me 2 hours to thaw!

keith
23-11-2008, 12:24 PM
absolutely superb!!! Can really see the horse head there!

I tried to look but totally cloudy last night :(

Tink
23-11-2008, 12:41 PM
Chris, you have NO idea how perfect these photos are. Perfect timing! Thank you!

mgmrach
23-11-2008, 12:42 PM
WOW theyre like the posters you can buy, wonderful

foreverducky
23-11-2008, 12:48 PM
Have saved the first one to add to my desktop background pictures! These are so beautiful. I'm so glad that you take these photos as I sometimes forget how fantastic the universe is. :D

Skywatcher
23-11-2008, 01:04 PM
Thanks chaps - very kind - why was the timing so perfect Tink? :unsure:

Beccaberry
23-11-2008, 01:08 PM
Oh my....those just give me the most amazing sense of smallness...

Stunning, mate....really.

Britchick
23-11-2008, 01:38 PM
marrow :unsure:


those are just incredible Chris! you must have been freezing!

ukwdwnut
23-11-2008, 03:35 PM
awesome photos chris, thx for posting

when i said i saw orion in the last thread, it was the 3 inline stars i see all the time, not the 1st one on here :)

MystikPiglit
23-11-2008, 06:49 PM
Wow! Wow! Those are amazing!!!

Skywatcher
23-11-2008, 08:24 PM
marrow :unsure:


those are just incredible Chris! you must have been freezing!

:lol: bone marrow

I laid in bed for 2 hours afterwards just shivering -its tru what they say aboutwrapping an icecube in a blanket

Watchinherskip
24-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Just got home so I had to see them. Top notch Chris..well done.

Great one of the Trapezium.

lexie
24-11-2008, 09:04 PM
Those are truly brilliant, it's amazing what is out there

lozzy
25-11-2008, 06:39 PM
Hi this is lozzy's son,
what telescope do you use to get those images, and is it one you connect straight to your laptop or camera ?

uscwest
26-11-2008, 01:45 AM
OMG, were those just shot through the camera's eye or through a telescope? They are fabulous.

Skywatcher
26-11-2008, 08:12 AM
Hi this is lozzy's son,
what telescope do you use to get those images, and is it one you connect straight to your laptop or camera ?


Hello ' Lozzys Son' :D

Those were taken with a Skywtcher ed80 pro refractor telescope - it is apochormatic which means it has extra lenses to bend all the light wavelengths together which is important for decent pics - so although its only a small scope you can get decent pictures. It is mounted on a HEQ5 sysnscan pro equatorial mount - the camera is a simple DSLR canon eos 350/rebelxt with the lens off and a conncting t-ring to put it where the eyepiece would go. No laptop was used - but my next project will need one

The nebula picture is 25 x 90second shots and the horsehead is 20 - next time it is clear i will go and take a load more to add to bothstacks to smooth out the images.

:unsure: waws that too much information?

lozzy
26-11-2008, 11:00 AM
Hello ' Lozzys Son' :D

Those were taken with a Skywtcher ed80 pro refractor telescope - it is apochormatic which means it has extra lenses to bend all the light wavelengths together which is important for decent pics - so although its only a small scope you can get decent pictures. It is mounted on a HEQ5 sysnscan pro equatorial mount - the camera is a simple DSLR canon eos 350/rebelxt with the lens off and a conncting t-ring to put it where the eyepiece would go. No laptop was used - but my next project will need one

The nebula picture is 25 x 90second shots and the horsehead is 20 - next time it is clear i will go and take a load more to add to bothstacks to smooth out the images.

:unsure: waws that too much information?

:jawdrop:OMG WOW, Thanks, i'll get mum to have a look for me, next years xmas prezzie... :tongue:

Skywatcher
26-11-2008, 11:49 AM
welcome my friend - the scope itself only costs about 250 but the mount is expensive at about 600

ukwdwnut
26-11-2008, 12:20 PM
chris is that skywatcher around the 300 quid mark?

Skywatcher
26-11-2008, 01:54 PM
Yes Mick but from the look of it they are updating them so they may cost a bit more soon

ukwdwnut
26-11-2008, 03:12 PM
ok thx, regards to the mount whats that for?

Skywatcher
26-11-2008, 03:15 PM
The telescope is just the tube the mount is the 'tripod' it sits on it contains the computer and motor to track the object - also contains a polar scope for alignment and the weights to balance

ukwdwnut
26-11-2008, 03:26 PM
oh right, the one i saw that you have was 320 , for the scope and tripod

Skywatcher
26-11-2008, 03:29 PM
no just the scope - the skywatcher ed80 is 230 for just th eoptical tube and nothing else. - the mount for mine was 700 on top of the cost of the scope

Skywatcher
26-11-2008, 03:33 PM
http://www.iankingimaging.com/show_products.php?category=66

this is the chap I buy most of my stuff from have a wander through his shop

Skywatcher
26-11-2008, 04:07 PM
oh and mick - these are mainly for imaging - you wouldn't see as much through these as you would with a large aperture reflector

ukwdwnut
26-11-2008, 04:44 PM
ok thx chris :)