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Old 08-10-2017, 04:21 PM
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Hi all, I was introduced to the group by a friend - I live just south of Perth and have been interested in astro photography for a few years but only ventured into doing something about it a few months ago. I was always unsure of spending a lot of money only to find myself selling it all in almost unused condition. Well, I am selling it all in almost unused condition but that's because I'm hooked and am moving on to a bigger (and more expensive) setup

I got a really good deal on a second hand but completely unused Explore Scientific 80mm Triplet Refractor with HEQ5 Pro mount, to which I did the Rowan Engineering belt drive modification. It gave great results but have now moved on to an 8" RC scope on an EQ6-R mount, or at least I will when the mount arrives (hopefully tomorrow)

I'm using a modified EOS 600D for image capture and a ZWO ASI120MM for auto guiding. I'm capturing with Backyard EOS and guiding with PHD2. I'm also working on getting PHD2 running on a Raspberry PI but having trouble getting it to interface to the ASI120 at the moment.
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Barry from a fellow Pearthite ,, south as well .
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:42 PM
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Barry from a fellow Pearthite ,, south as well .
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:53 PM
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Welcome aboard Barry. Looks like you have some good gear to get you going.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:13 PM
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Welcome aboard Barry. Looks like you have some good gear to get you going.
Thanks Rodney, I think i was lucky with the package I started with as it enabled me to take some shots I liked and showed me the direction I want to go in. So far I have only been able to process single exposure shots - not having much success with DSS so far. So much to learn
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:27 PM
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If this works here are some of my very first astro images: Eagle, Omega, Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae
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Old 14-10-2017, 08:09 AM
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Hi Barry may I also welcome you to this place.
I think you have made a great effort with your first photos and when starting always try to look for all you got right.
Keep them coming together with your various experiences.

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Hi Barry good to see another Perthite around!

South of River here!
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