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19 years 3 months ago #10222 by dmcdona
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Folks - as a bit of a research exercise, I'm curious to know what type of equipment setups you are using for astrophotography.

I've nearly finidshed a written article on webcasting but would like to write some more. I'm thinking of a 'how to' kind of series.

Clearly, there's little point in gearing it towards those with 36" RC scopes on Paramount ME's with a Finger Lakes Dream Machine etc etc. You get my drift...

So, as a satrt, here's my setup and if you could find the time to "show me yours" I'd very much appreciate it. In fact, I'll credit you appropriately.

Cheers

Dave McD


Scope(s)
Details Focal ratio Mount Other
Celestron C8 SCT f10 equatorial F6.3 reducer
Meade ETX70 f5 alt az n/a

Imager
Meade DSI
Olympus camedia 2010 ultra zoom (piggy backed)

Processing
Autostar suite, photoshop, Registax 3

Images
See www.astroshack.net

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None

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19 years 3 months ago #10226 by cobyrne
Replied by cobyrne on topic Re: Astrophotographer setups
Scope(s)
Very old 6" f/6 Newtonian on altazimuth stand - has been gathering dust for some decades now.
New Opticron Mighty Midget MM-2 spotting scope on a tripod
New Lidl Skylux. :)

Imager
Nikon Coolpix 4500 6MP digital camera
Crappy webcam

Processing
The GIMP
Registax

Images
www.chris.obyrne.com/Photos/

Comments/other
Apologies for the lack of detail (eg focal length of MM2) - I've kinda been "between 'scopes" for the last few decades :)

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19 years 3 months ago #10228 by michaeloconnell
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Scopes
Meade 8" LX90 f10 alt-az with F6.3 reducer
Helios 4.5" f/8 Newtonian on equatorial mount

Imager
Canon 300d
Philips Toucam Pro

Processing
Autostar suite, Photoshop CS, Registax 3

Images
www.geocities.com/michaeloconnell78

Comments/other
I badly need to do something with my webpage! :cry:

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19 years 3 months ago #10230 by Astro1996
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Scope(s)
Celestron 6" f/8 refractor cg5
Helios 4.5" f5 reflector cg2

Imager
Minolta SRT210 slr
Fuji 2800 digital (not great)

Processing
Photoshop, paint shop pro 8

Images
None online, all in various albums

Comments/other
None

You stole my stars springfield!!

No one wrote any poems about stupid orange barf glow...

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19 years 3 months ago #10238 by dave_lillis
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Scopes
Meade 12" F10 LX200 SCT on superwedge
Celestron 4" F5 refractor
Meade ETX70 refactor
Occasionally "mind" clubs 12" F5 dobsonian reflector :)
7x50 binoculars

Imager
Philips Toucam Pro x2
Canon 300D SLR camera
Practika DX1 SLR camera

Processing
Registax
Photoshop

Images
homepage.eircom.net/~sac/
(in the gallery section)

Comments
I might someday get a "proper" CCD camera, but not until the cheap chips become big. :lol:

Dave L. on facebook , See my images in flickr
Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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19 years 3 months ago #10240 by Keith g
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Dave, Here's my Lot:

Scope(s)
Details Focal ratio Mount Other
Celestron C8 SCT f10 equatorial
Meade ETX70 f5 alt az
Celestron C102HD 4" Refractor
9 x 60mm Binos

Imager
Canon 300DSLR
Canon Powershot A75
Phenix DC303NE Film SLR

Processing
Photoshop, Registax 3

Images
www.irishastronomy.org/user_resources/viewFiles.php?folder_id=2

Comments/other
I WANNA 20D!!

Keith..

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