Hiin Introduction to the group Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:26 pm
by Rainbow (deleted)
Hello all. Just starting out on the astronomy front though I've had an interest in all things space for a long time. I attended the course with my son yesterday and found it very informative. Thanks to all of the NLOS team who contributed to a very interesting day. My son and I have joined the Society and look forward to meeting people and picking brains. I work in London during the week so it will be difficult to get to weekday events so The forum looks like a useful source of knowledge. I bought a Meade LS8 SCT telescope for its simplicity in set up and to get us observing without too steep a learning curve. It certainly has met that objective though I'm sufficiently up the learning curve to realise it is not a good platform for going forward with deep sky imaging which is where I'd like to move onto next. I'll probably try some afocal imaging with the iPhone and I've found an old web cam which I'll try modifying for a bit of planetary imaging. All while I'm trying to make a decision on what to invest the hard earned cash in next.
Welcome to the forum. Feel free to ask as many question as you need to work out what you need for deep sky imaging.
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
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/
Welcome David, glad you enjoyed the course and it was useful for you, weather is our enemy as you can imagine look forward to helping you as much as we can.
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.
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.