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Old 19-02-2010, 10:44 PM
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astroron (Ron)
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Talking Joining the Dark Side

I have had my Celestron Ultima 8 20cm SCT now for twenty years and in the past,I did a lot of observing of galaxies in a Visual Supernova search, and in the "Dim Dark Past" dabbled in some Astro Photography using a stuff called 35mm film

Since I got my 16" dob the Observatory was only being used as an office and store Room with the scope getting very little Star Light, as I was using the 16" Dob nearly all of the time

At Astrofest 2009 I won a William Optics ZenithStar 66mm F/5.9 Refractor, a beautiful little telescope with a great paint job to boot

With the help of Paul (1 Ponders) I have decided to put the two telescopes to good use and get back into Astro Photography, starting with wide field and maybe down the track into "Deep Sky" if things pan out OK.

I hope to contribute some images in the Astro Imaging sections and also in the next Compendium

I know I am on a steep learning curve, but with Paul just down the road I think I might do alright

Just a couple of pics as to what the basic equipment looks like,( still awaiting some attachments for the DSLR).

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