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Old 15-07-2007, 12:53 PM
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Lets see some ED 80 Pix

Having recently purchased a Skywatcher ED80 and trying to master astrophotography with bit I would love to see your attempts. Mine are still a bit rough around the edges but are improving.

My best yet.
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Old 15-07-2007, 01:00 PM
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Hagar, yours is quite a good image

The ED80 is a very good scope for Astrphotography for its size. I am very pleased with mine.

Here is the same area as your image (Carina) taken thru my ED80 with just a modified Toucam, also Trifid, NGC4945 and Orion Nebula:
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Old 15-07-2007, 01:33 PM
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Here's an oldie but a goodie, M42 from Lostock last year, (seems like forever ago) using an Orion ED80 and Canon 300D (perfect match). Along with Eta Carina, M45, M7 and M31. All taken with a Canon 300D, sometimes with a 6.3 FR sometimes without (M31 with I think)
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Old 15-07-2007, 02:00 PM
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Wow, you can really see the difference is Star quality between Hagars and Pauls DSLR images (pinpoint) compared to my Toucam images (blobs).

Looks like I need to go 350D or similiar!
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Old 15-07-2007, 03:19 PM
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Wow, you can really see the difference is Star quality between Hagars and Pauls DSLR images (pinpoint) compared to my Toucam images (blobs).

Looks like I need to go 350D or similiar!
You have paid your dues... you deserve it
Or on your death bed you wont regret that you could have spent more days in the office .
I worried about the cost get a second hand 300d if not go for a 400d... 6 ot 10 meg
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Old 15-07-2007, 03:20 PM
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Wow, you can really see the difference is Star quality between Hagars and Pauls DSLR images (pinpoint) compared to my Toucam images (blobs).

Looks like I need to go 350D or similiar!
You have paid your dues... you deserve it
Or on your death bed you wont regret that you could have spent more days in the office .
If worried about the cost get a second hand 300d... if not go for a 400d... 6 to 10 meg
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Old 16-07-2007, 08:51 AM
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Omega Globular Cluster

Great Photo's truely a great scope for their size and cost....Big question??? How do you acheive the difraction spikes? They realy add to the image.

Here is a shot of Omega Centauri cluster. A bit of star trailing but I think I am slowly getting better at drift alignment. I think I am a little dislexic when it come to drift alignment but I will keep trying.
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Old 16-07-2007, 10:09 AM
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A couple of ways to get difraction spikes. Make up a hoop to go over the end of the scope with a couple of fine wires stretched across at 90 deg to each other (you will need to experiment with the thickness of wire/thread to suit your tastes ) or you can put them in using photoshop .
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Old 16-07-2007, 11:46 AM
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those are killer deepsky shots for a toucam, best ive ever seen,

ken is a toucan bird god.
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