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Old 21-06-2018, 09:27 PM
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Hello all.


Long time space fancier, 1st time poster.


Contemplating taking up looking at balls of gas and dirt as another hobby.
Doing lots of reading reading on scopes and mounts and aperture and mirrors and goto and azimuth and....argh my head hurts


Have loved space and science since i was a kid, finally may be able to spend some decent developing that into something more.


Wish i still lived in the country due to lower light pollution.


Anyway, will be reading more before laying out the hard earned pesos.


Hope to meet some of you at some stage.
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Old 22-06-2018, 06:48 AM
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Welcome Drew
If you need help or advice, just ask (post a new thread in this forum)
cheers
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Old 23-06-2018, 12:04 AM
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Thanks Allan,

I'll be sure to ask some questions once I've done some reading
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Old 23-06-2018, 12:22 AM
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Hi Drew,

Welcome to the forums.

Have you had a chance to look up with binos or a scope?

As Allan has stated, feel free to ask any questions you have.

I am still learning from the knowledgeable and kind folks on this forum.

Regards,

M11
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Old 23-06-2018, 01:37 AM
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Hi Mel,

No haven't had a chance as yet.
I have doubts about binos being suitable for my eyes but willing to give anything a shot to start with.

Planning on some reading this weekend on telescope types and operation. I'm one of these people who likes to know how things work.

Thanks again
Drew
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Old 23-06-2018, 02:12 AM
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Hi Drew,

No problems, everyone is different when it comes to optics that suit them.

I would recommend to give binos a go as they are great for wide objects, scanning and quick grab and go.

Give me a pm if you want to chat about scopes and stuff.

This link might help regarding scopes and the different types:

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astr...e-a-telescope/

All the best

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Old 24-06-2018, 01:58 AM
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Thanks M11


I actually read that article just yesterday.



I think i agree with the auther somewhat in that a Jack of all trades scope will probably be good to begin with


I've been doing some naked eye overvation for a while with the help of "Stellarium" but there are limits to that


I have dreams of computer driven scope...but i fear that is some way down the path.



I will have to try some Binos and see how things go.
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Old 24-06-2018, 06:01 PM
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All good.

I would use as a guide what you want to view. Hard question to answer at the start.

Basic criteria I would use:

Price
Aperture
Portability -size/weight
Manual/Goto

The dobs are generally the best bang for buck and I have found for myself an easier learning curve.

I remember talking the guys at bintel in Melbourne about buying only one scope, they just laughed at me and said they have heard that statement before

m11
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Old 19-07-2018, 06:38 PM
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sydney suburbs viewing

Hi there , ive finnaly moved to the suburbs out of syd city , and can see some more of the sky , so i really want to buy a nice telescope .


im thinking of the skywatcher 12.5 dob with goto computer .



i use cameras as well so would like to take some shots .


what do you guys reckon , can see anything good from croydon sydney with that dob.



ope i havent stolen anyone post or talk



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Old 19-07-2018, 08:34 PM
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Hey Rob,

Welcome to the forums.

I think the Skywatchers are great value for what you get. I acquired at second hand 14inch Skywatcher goto and its been great, goto is also pretty good.

With the Goto dob you can take pictures of brighter stuff like the moon and planets. I have found the dobs don't track as smoothly as other scopes/mounts.

Not sure of your suburb in Sydney, probably need someone local who could comment better on this. I know in Melbourne that some brighter deep sky stuff is visible.

All the best,

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Hi there , ive finnaly moved to the suburbs out of syd city , and can see some more of the sky , so i really want to buy a nice telescope .


im thinking of the skywatcher 12.5 dob with goto computer .



i use cameras as well so would like to take some shots .


what do you guys reckon , can see anything good from croydon sydney with that dob.



ope i havent stolen anyone post or talk



cheers from me
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Old 20-07-2018, 04:59 PM
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thank you M11,


ok did not know about the tracking , ok something to look out for when i take photos ,



ive been a member for a while and just no time to really check out the sky's but now looking forward to the evening no more city lights .


does anyone know what i can expect to see from that dob in this surban city area.



when we were in the city i could see Jupiter as a star and its four bright moons , with my manual power seeker 4inch , took some setting up but worth it , can i see better than that with this size dob ???????




cheers from rob
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Old 18-01-2019, 09:50 AM
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Long time lurker but only recently started posting.

My partner (Iana) and I (Daniel) started astro mid last year from our backyard in the inner west of Sydney. We started with planteray imaging and have now started dabbling in DSO imaging. Love it all so far.

Can understand how some can find the hobby frustrating but we tend to get excited over the small wins and everytime we get the gear out, we improve in some way (whether it be polar alignment, acquisiton, processing or being able to take longer exposures as we've finally got autoguiding working to some degree).

Running a Az-Eq 6 GT, C8 Edge HD (with reducer for DSO) and recently purchased a 1600mm Pro and ZWOs new narrowband filter set
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Old 18-01-2019, 02:07 PM
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Long time lurker but only recently started posting.

My partner (Iana) and I (Daniel) started astro mid last year from our backyard in the inner west of Sydney. We started with planteray imaging and have now started dabbling in DSO imaging. Love it all so far.

Can understand how some can find the hobby frustrating but we tend to get excited over the small wins and everytime we get the gear out, we improve in some way (whether it be polar alignment, acquisiton, processing or being able to take longer exposures as we've finally got autoguiding working to some degree).

Running a Az-Eq 6 GT, C8 Edge HD (with reducer for DSO) and recently purchased a 1600mm Pro and ZWOs new narrowband filter set
Can confirm the excitment these 2 had in purchasing the mono camera! big things ahead for them!
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:01 PM
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Smile New Scope Setup for Astrophotography

Hi there, Iíve just joined IceInSpace after purchasing my first telescope, a Celestron NexStar Evolution 6 which I have used it about 3 times - so far Iím super impressed with how easy it is to use.

However, I really want to start taking photos of the moon and particularly deep sky objects. I realise I will have to travel out of the Brisbane suburbs to a dark site and I have purchased the mounts to be able to connect my camera but I donít think the mount that came with the telescope will be suitable. Itís a alt-azimuth which looks to be pretty heavy duty but Iíve read that an equatorial mount is the way to go? Hopefully I havenít purchased the wrong scope and can set up what I have for photography. Happy to take any advice. Thanks.
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