Another Introductionin Introduction to the group Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:34 am
by Paulh101 (deleted)
Just thought I'd introduce myself to the forum. I developed as interest in astronomy back in the early 90s, spending many evenings under the skies with a friend's 10' Newt. In 2004 I then converted to the dark side having decided that I wanted to image the objects I was seeing. I now image the night sky from St Austell, Cornwall using a 4' Takahashi FS-102 and SBIG ST-8300. I'm still on the steep learning curve of the CCD camera, having been used to a DSLR. I specifically like H-alpha imaging, but I am gradually branching into LRGB.
Unfortunately I couldn't make the open day today at Norman Lockyer, but looking forward to catching up with the activities of the group.
Clear (dark) skies all!
RE: Another Introductionin Introduction to the group Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:31 am
by Martin-Devon • 210 Posts
Hi Paul & welcome to the forum. I have to say, that the images on your website are very impressive. Hope you keep in regular contact with the imaging group at the NLO.
Astro-Physics Mach-1, Takahashi FSQ 106, QSI 690, Moravian G4-16000 CCD, Lodestar guider, Astrodon 3nM narrowband and Baader LRGB filters. Astro images on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin-astro/
RE: Another Introductionin Introduction to the group Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:09 pm
by revandBellman • 5.101 Posts
NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
RE: Another Introductionin Introduction to the group Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:29 am
by Dave • 3.210 Posts
Celestron 9.25" SCT - Celestron 6" SCT (*2) - Williams Optics ZS70 - Williams Optics ZS66 - Coronado PST
NEQ6 Pro Mount - CG5-GT - Celestron Nexstar SE - Skywatcher All-View Mount
Atik 460 EX CCD -Atik 314L CCD - Atik Titan CCD - Atik OAG - Atik EFW2 - Canon 350D
Lumenera 120M cam. Microsoft Lifecam HD - SPC900NC - Various filters and stuff.
U816 Quadcopter (THE BEAST!)
CALL SIGN - M6OCO
RE: Another Introductionin Introduction to the group Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:08 am
by deepskysteve • 6.535 Posts
Hi Paul, welcome to the forum, it's not a huge affair but we do have a good number of different variations with different set-ups and a mix of experience etc hope to meet you some time.
Celestron CG5 Goto with C6 & William optics Z66. Williams ZS70, (Meade DSIPro2 Mono Skycam), Lifecam HD webcamera, Watec 902H, SPC900 webcam, Logitec Pro 4000 webcam, Atik 314L+ Nextimage 5 camera, IFLY4 Quadcopter, H.A.L scratch built Quadcopter GPS full autonomous machine.
RE: Another Introductionin Introduction to the group Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:52 pm
by Herbig • 724 Posts
Hi Paul and welcome. Hope you will be able to come over at some point. I like your Horsehead and Flame Nebulae in Hydrogen Alpha.
Takahashi TSA102S, William Optics GT81 and Zenithstar 66SD APO, 5" AE Luton Refractors, , Celestron C8 SCT, Coronado PST, Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 & iOptron Mini Tower Pro, Meade 5000 series EP's and other bits, Atik Titan, Meade DSI, Lumenera LM075 Mono CCD's, Canon 5D mk3, Atik manual filter wheel, Baader filters.