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  • DaM 27 Mar 2012 11:31:45 13,541 posts
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    I had an amazing view of Jupiter, Venus and the new moon in an near L shape on Sunday night. When I get my telescope I'm sure the planets will all go below the horizon for 5 years.
  • DaM 27 Mar 2012 11:32:13 13,541 posts
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    HitchHiker wrote:
    Took a couple more photos last night -

    Moon with 25mm Plossl
    Barlow Shot
    How are you taking these, what's your set up?
  • HitchHiker 27 Mar 2012 11:37:50 2,789 posts
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    I have a Tal -1 Reflector with a Projection Eyepiece and T-Ring adaptor for my Canon DSLR.
    Plus I used a 3 X Barlow or a 25mm Plossl on the scope.

    The photos came out Ok, but I'm not that happy with my eyepieces. The 25mm Plossl has some wear to the coating which effects viewing and the Barlow isn't great.
    Focussing is a nightmare of trial and error because my cameras view screen is so small so I can't check the photos until I've uploaded them to my computer.

    Edited by HitchHiker at 11:41:23 27-03-2012
  • Deleted user 27 March 2012 11:46:48
    HitchHiker wrote:
    Took a couple more photos last night -

    Moon with 25mm Plossl
    Barlow Shot
    Nice! I took some reasonable ones late last year with my D50 + 300m, I'll have to post them. I've been following a chap on another forum I'm a member of as he's experimented with night shots and building his own barn door tripod adapter. I originally bought my SLR to do night shots but must have only managed 4 or 5 satrfields and a few moon snaps :-(
  • Deleted user 27 March 2012 11:55:50
    Found it :-)

    linky
  • HitchHiker 27 Mar 2012 13:07:38 2,789 posts
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    Cool, the detail on the moon is so interesting. It's even more striking if you get the terminator line, where the shadow meets the light, as that makes the details stand out even more.
  • Dirtbox 30 Mar 2012 18:32:55 79,217 posts
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    This is quite cool

    Scientists innovate by joining thousands of satellite pictures together that shows 1 Billion stars in the Milky Way with a zoom option."

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    That's incredible.
  • TechnoHippy 31 Mar 2012 21:14:36 14,716 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    This is quite cool

    Scientists innovate by joining thousands of satellite pictures together that shows 1 Billion stars in the Milky Way with a zoom option."
    That is pretty cool.

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  • ecu 4 Apr 2012 22:01:04 77,338 posts
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    Got a telescope on monday. It's been 100% blanket cloud cover every single moment since, and is due to last until at least monday. Forecast says I may get a little bit of clear sky around midnight tomorrow. This is frustrating.
  • chopsen 4 Apr 2012 22:10:27 16,290 posts
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    yup. Always happens. Same as when you buy any new accessories like eyepieces etc as well.
  • Deleted user 21 May 2012 14:20:15
    Looking forward to the transit of venus in a few weeks.

    Edited by AnotherIdiot at 05:47:53 28-05-2012
  • Faylore 5 Jun 2012 23:21:07 15 posts
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    http://events.slooh.com/
  • Bremenacht 5 Jun 2012 23:26:33 19,666 posts
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    : )
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7343002228_9c14d37ddd_z.jpg[/img]

    Edited by Bremenacht at 01:16:39 06-06-2012
  • Bremenacht 14 Aug 2012 23:01:50 19,666 posts
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    "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS—EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE."
  • RyanDS 15 Aug 2012 08:22:19 9,861 posts
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    Madgod_Dc wrote:
    fucksake. give it a rest, idiot.
    Dude. Swear to god I thought you we responding to the post 2 above yours and I was wondering why you were talking to yourself. I thought it was another conspiracy link.

    Then I read the link and I have to apologise.

    Edited by RyanDS at 08:23:18 15-08-2012
  • LeoliansBro 15 Aug 2012 08:42:26 44,966 posts
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    Although it is still sound advice to Madgod. Even his CNN feed grates.

    Always meant to get a mega telescope as the nigth sky down in France where I go on holiday is completely free of light pollution. Any recommendations for a cheapish setup?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • RyanDS 15 Aug 2012 08:46:09 9,861 posts
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    Get a Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ. Or an equivalent Skywatcher.

    Can pick them up for £100 - £150 and are fantastic. Don't bother with the motorised version. Also check the astronomy forums and pick up some extra eyepieces second hand.

    Don't buy anything cheaper than this as it is just a waste. This scope will let you see the rings of saturn, sometimes even the Cassini division on a good night, mars, nebula, moons of Jupiter etc.
  • RyanDS 15 Aug 2012 10:09:23 9,861 posts
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    Madgod_Dc wrote:
    RyanDS wrote:
    Madgod_Dc wrote:
    fucksake. give it a rest, idiot.
    Dude. Swear to god I thought you we responding to the post 2 above yours and I was wondering why you were talking to yourself. I thought it was another conspiracy link.

    Then I read the link and I have to apologise.
    i thought the headline was funny in regard to the article, and its about time people stopped assuming things about me. i'm not sure what you wrote, but apology accepted.
    I didn't actually write anything. I was just saying my initial reaction. And in my defence I was reading a niteninja thread before so the moment I saw "aliens" I just rolled my eyes (until I read the link.)
  • Ginger 15 Aug 2012 20:38:34 6,922 posts
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    Anybody watching the ISS go overhead tonight? 10:23 pm, rises in the west and takes about 5 minutes to go overhead. Watched it a few nights ago and it was the brightest thing up there by miles.

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  • billythekid 15 Aug 2012 20:52:55 11,403 posts
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    Look at the sky you muppet.
  • Fake_Blood 15 Aug 2012 20:57:41 4,467 posts
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    It just flew overhead here in Belgium.
    Now my neck hurts.
  • Bremenacht 15 Aug 2012 22:38:13 19,666 posts
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    Madgod_Dc wrote:
    fucksake. give it a rest, idiot.
    Give what a rest, moggin? Quoting a line from 2001/2010?
  • Bremenacht 15 Aug 2012 22:41:09 19,666 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Get a Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ. Or an equivalent Skywatcher.

    Can pick them up for £100 - £150 and are fantastic. Don't bother with the motorised version. Also check the astronomy forums and pick up some extra eyepieces second hand.

    Don't buy anything cheaper than this as it is just a waste. This scope will let you see the rings of saturn, sometimes even the Cassini division on a good night, mars, nebula, moons of Jupiter etc.
    Or a good set of binos.
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