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Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:00 pm
by Leonis • 1.252 Posts

Thanks for a terrific day at the Introduction to Astronomy course today. Lynne and I really enjoyed it and have now joined the NLO. We are looking forward to some good seeing and taking part in activities.

Equip:
Skywatcher 130p
EQ2 mount
10mm and 25 mm EP's

Buying:
Webcam and adaptor
Motor drive
Lot's more!


Lots of bits. Some useful, some not.
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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:52 pm
by Dave • 3.210 Posts

Hi John

Welcome to the forum, feel free to look around and join in the general banter that tends to occur on here.
It was nice to meet you and Lynne and hope to see you up here soon on a clear Friday evening to see us hard at work imaging, if this weather lets up.

Dave


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
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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:14 am
by revandBellman • 5.101 Posts

Hello
Look forward to meeting you again soon on a Friday night.
Kate


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
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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:42 pm
by Dave • 3.210 Posts

Hi John

The picture you attached is very good, imaging through the eyepiece (afocal) is quite tricky but you managed a very good first image.
If you look at the picture gallery you can upload images there. Go to the correct area (i,e, MOON) and press on the upload new pictures button, choose your file and then upload. Once it is uploaded if you look at it in the gallery it should have an EDIT button, this allows you to rename the picture if required and also to add some brief information about the image and what equipment you used to capture it, this is always useful as it is easier to replicate an image you see if you know how it was taken.

Dave


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
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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:21 pm
by WhirlpoolRob • 866 Posts

HI John
welcome to the mad house !
see you up at the NLO
Rob


A few bits and bobs!!
M6UJM
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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:18 am
by deepskysteve • 6.535 Posts

Hi Jon, glad you enjoyed the day and it was of benefit to you and big welcome to our Astro nut house!!..

Steve


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.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepskysteve/with/9135237742/
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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:03 pm
by Leonis • 1.252 Posts

Thanks all! I have ordered the Phillips webcam and mount from Morgans Steve. Also downloaded the software you recommended. Clear skies tomorrow!!


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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:10 pm
by deepskysteve • 6.535 Posts

Cheers John, if you have any problems or need help just shout on here.

Steve


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.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepskysteve/with/9135237742/
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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:18 pm
by Leonis • 1.252 Posts

Cheers Steve. I'm just looking for a tracking motor for the mount now!


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RE: Newbies!! Intro to Astronomy

in Introduction to the group Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:02 pm
by Dave • 3.210 Posts

Hi John

Have you heard of astrobuyandsell ?
There is a uk site, and some good second hand deals there.

Dave


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
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