New to the forums. I was on the course yesterday (the 15th), which was great.
I've always had an interest in astronomy, but I bought my first telescope (A Celestron Skyprodigy 130) a few months ago and have been experimenting ever since. At the moment, I am studying for my A-levels and hope to do a degree in astrophysics afterwards. I am interested in astrophotography and have had some success with the moon and saturn.
Also interested in setting up a S.P.A.M meteor detection aerial, if that is possible.
Skywatcher 200PDS with HEQ 5 Pro Synscan mount.
Hello Ben, glad you decide to join us. If you are interested in spam check out their we page, link is up top in grey section in the bottom row.
Ask any questions you want and do put your images up in the gallery.
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
Welcome to the forum Ben.
Nice to meet you yesterday, and as Kate mentioned the SPAM pages and forum can help you if you decide you want to set up a station at home.
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
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/
Celestron NexStar 8SE, William Optics ZS70, Celestron Neximage 5, SPC900, Microsoft Lifecam, Canon 6D, 1100D with some L glass.
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.
Hi Ben, lookforward to meeting you , if you are at the NLO this Friday evening we can introduce you to Will my son who is doing a BSc in Astronomy at Glamorgan Uni, he is also into Astrophotography. He also looked into Astrophysiscs at Exeter and Cardiff and I'm sure he'd give you some insight. He's going back to Uni on Saturday but will be back at Christmas.
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.