Good Evening everyone at Astro Imaging Southwest
By way of introduction I am Craig and I live in the Cullompton area. I suppose I have been very much interested in the night sky for the majority of my 43 Yrs and having recently retired from a full career in the British Army I am turning my spare time towards imaging the night sky.
I am very much interested in Deep Sky Objects for which I have recently acquired an NEQ6 mount and a William Optics Z73 to compliment my SkyWatcher ED80 and Mak150, that I have been running on top of a EQ5. Whilst currently imaging with a Canon 600D DSLR I do have designs on moving towards a mono cooled CCD or the emerging CMOS equivalent.
So that's a bit about me, I intend to get down to NLO at some point in the near future for one of the Friday night meets and join NLO but until then I wish you all the very best and look forward to meeting as many of you guys and girls as possible both in person and/or through this forum.
My warmest regards to all.
RE: Introductionsin Introduction to the group Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:35 am
by revandBellman • 5.191 Posts
Hello Craig, welcome to the forum. Look forward to meeting you at the NLO and seeing some of your images.
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: Introductionsin Introduction to the group Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:57 am
by deepskysteve • 6.618 Posts
Hi Craig, Welcome and thanks for the intro look forward to meeting you and having a good chat our little forum is pretty quiet at times but don't be put off do upload images etc and if you need anything just shout.
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: Introductionsin Introduction to the group Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:23 pm
by Sharkeyward • 11 Posts
Good to meet you , I joined only a couple of months ago and have had nothing but encouragement and friendship from this group and as a member of the NLO, the Friday night meets are great (even when its a bad sky night), would be good to meet up at NLO but you would have to talk to a serving matelot!
Skywatcher Explorer 200P, EQ5 with goto mod, GPCAM 290MM, Starlight Express EFW and Altair Astro filters (Beginner!)
RE: Introductionsin Introduction to the group Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:43 pm
by Martin-Devon • 214 Posts
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/