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by Vega
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Astrophotography Newbie plz help
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

Astrophotography Newbie plz help

Hi I've had a snap at some astrophotography with my Canon Powershot S30 (Compact Digital Camera) and Evostar Skywatcher 120x1000 by using a 1.25" T-ring fitting for the camera. At the moment I've only tried single shots at the Moon and Jupiter. Had great results on the moon, especially now I have a ...
by Vega
Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Best ISO setting on Digital cam ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2257

Best ISO setting on Digital cam ?

Sorry if this post is in wrong forum or off topic, but what is the best ISO setting for a digital cam mounted on a Scope for shots of the moon ? My first few shots have been using ISO 50 but is higher better ? Also, does same rule apply for Deep sky objects and planets using say 10mm eyepeice ? Chee...
by Vega
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: DIY Turn off your local street light ?
Replies: 14
Views: 12982

of course not, perish the thought :?

:D
by Vega
Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: DIY Turn off your local street light ?
Replies: 14
Views: 12982

DIY Turn off your local street light ?

I read an article about a fellow astronomer who had trouble with his neighbours (light sensor) security light which kept coming on. He came up with an engenious solution by pointing one of those laser pens directly at the light sensor to fool it in to thinking its daytime. I noticed that every stree...
by Vega
Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Solar Filter for upcoming solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 6971

Thanks for all your feedback, I've decided to go for some Baadar Astrosolar Safety Film (for custom built full aperture filter) and a Baadar Yellow Filter.

:D
by Vega
Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: LER vs Ultra Wide eyepeices
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Thanks for the feedback guys. Valid point about why I would want wide eyepeices for planet viewing. Reason is, I'm trying to make it as cofortable as possible for people who are 'less patient than me' who I want to show the planets to. I find they might have problems trying to view through small dia...
by Vega
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Solar Filter for upcoming solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 6971

The reason I want orange/yellow colour is I plan to photograph it and have it on display sometime when I get it developed. And I feel people can realte to it better with an orange colour.
by Vega
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: LER vs Ultra Wide eyepeices
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

LER vs Ultra Wide eyepeices

I currently have 10mm & 25mm Super Plossl's to use with my Evostar 120mm. (1000mm focal length). I want to zoom in slightly further for viewing Saturn, Mars etc. and am looking at a 5mm eyepeice (that will give me 200x mag). Can anyone explain the differences between Long Eye Relief and Ultra Wide? ...
by Vega
Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Solar Filter for upcoming solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 6971

Does Baadar film give an orange look to the sun's disk ? Or can anyone recommend a film that does ?
by Vega
Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Solar Filter for upcoming solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 6971

Thanks, that re-assures me... 120mm filter it is

Think I might see if skywatcher do their own first
by Vega
Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Solar Filter for upcoming solar eclipse
Replies: 15
Views: 6971

Solar Filter for upcoming solar eclipse

I'm lookin at getting a solar filter for my Evostar 120mm Refractor for 3rd October . One thing I wanted to know... I'm guessing that pointing a scope directly at the sun causes a lot of heat right ? Then does this mean it more advisable to use a solar filter on the front of the main lense as oppose...
by Vega
Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Setting Circles
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Yeh, I much prefer starhopping anyway, im starting to learn the constellations very quickly!
by Vega
Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Saturn returns
Replies: 12
Views: 9897

Yeh, I had my first scope in June and got a glimpse of Saturn.... amazing sight to see her for the first time with my own eyes, only to find it getting too close to the sun! I am tempted to get up at a crazy hour too... not sure I can wait till next year when Satrun will be visible at a more earthly...
by Vega
Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Setting Circles
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Setting Circles

Hi

I am quite new to using a scope and have an Evostar Skywatcher 120.

I tried using setting circles and found that as time goes on in the night and the sky moves, I have to keep re-setting them. Am I using them right ?

Matt