. We strive to accomplish this goal in three ways. by providing a forum for reviews of telescopes and accessories by providing a forum for commentary articles on the many facets of amateur astronomy by encouraging and sponsoring events and contests to get kids and beginners. Beginning Deep Sky Imaging. This forum is intended for discussion related to beginning Deep Sky Object (DSO) imaging using any type of camera or mount. If you are interested in specialized or more sophisticated DSO techniques or are interested in imaging non-DSO targets please start your topic in a more appropriate forum. Page 1 of 1167. 1. 2. 3 First Telescope Recommendations - posted in Beginners Forum (No astrophotography): Hello, I am looking to purchase my first telescope and my budget right now is $1000. My goal for this telescope would be deep space viewing. Deep space fascinates me and I would really enjoy seeing objects with good clarity. I am not as interested in astrophotography but I have a Sony a6500 that I would consider.
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. is a great astronomy forum, with lots of good in-depth articles. It looks a little like an old-school forum but there is a lot of good information to be gleaned from here and there are a lot of advanced contributors Cloudy Nights, Norman, Oklahoma. 5,445 likes · 9 talking about this. Our goal at Cloudy Nights is to assist amateur astronomers in better understanding the equipment that goes with the hobb Established in the year 2000, the CloudyNights.com telescope review site is one of the most widely read resources on the Internet for the amateur astronomy community. CloudyNights.com is dedicated to provide a forum where you can ask your questions or provide answers based on your experience, and perhaps most importantly, the site publishes.
The best way to find in-the-field information about a telescope is to consult online forums. Forums like Cloudy Nights and Stargazers Lounge are filled with experienced astronomers who discuss every technical aspect of a telescope. They know a lot about telescopes and can explain to you if a model can perform well and suit your need Beginner Astrophotography. Buy some Introductory astrophotography books. Join the Cloudy Nights Beginner's Forum. Research the current cameras that are good for astrophotography and buy one. Learn how to correctly focus your camera with Live View. Start taking star-trail photos and other fixed camera on tripod shots Visit Cloudy Nights to talk about the hobby, and learn from others. I have learned more here than any book or tutorial can teach. The forums are a great community resource, where all kinds of individuals provide very helpful information regarding this hobby and the many topics within it such as scope selection, mount selection, camera or. Astronomy forums such as Cloudy Nights, in particular the beginners forum, is an absolute godsend of information to aid the newby star gazer with all kinds of advice. The one thing piece of advice that was overlooked, was to loosen the knobs that hold the telescopes mirror securely during transit
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Hey Im a complete beginner to imaging. Trying to decide/work out the pros and cons of going for.. 1. A windows based laptop system with software (stellarium/eqv / phd / apt / backyard eos ) OR 2. The ASIair Pro with an iPad or android tablet I have neither a laptop or a tablet at the moment so th.. Editor's top picks on Internet resources about Product Reviews. Visit Best of the Web Directory. Scientific knowledge compiled in an easy to research format. Includes peer reviewed journals, and other sites devoted to many branches of the sciences dedicated to observation as well as experimentation under controlled conditions The correct spacing between your camera sensor and this flattener has been discussed in detail in the Cloudy Nights forum. The 40mm imaging circle of the Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 ED was designed with full-frame DSLR imagers in mind, as the package I received even included a Canon EOS M48 adapter ring
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Here is an interesting thread on Cloudy Nights comparing the Sky-Watcher EvoStar 80Ed with a comparable option from Stellarvue. Here's what others have to say about the EvoStar 80ED: It's a forgiving field of view for imaging and versatile for multiple targets in the night sky Mark Wagner's Monthly list of selected objects - beginner to advanced. - 10/2008 Eye-candy The Eye Candy List, by Jane Smith, Bob Jardine, and Jamie Dillo 'Beginner' refractors with a slow focal ratio of f/10 or f/12 are not recommended for EAA because they offer a narrow field of view. Schmidt-Cassegrains (SCTs). As is the case for visual astronomy, SCTs are a good general workhorse for EAA. For beginners, a 6 or 8 scope is an excellent balance of aperture and manageable size The NexStar 5SE is one in a series of telescopes from Celestron that also includes a 4SE, 6SE, 8SE, and so on, with the model numbers indicating the aperture size (in inches) of the main optical.
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The first binocular I ever used for astronomy, a 1960s or '70s vintage Zeiss 10×50, had BK7 prisms and single-layer coatings - overall it was optically and mechanically superior, and hence better suited to astronomy, than many of today's budget fully multi-coated efforts with BaK4 prisms A homemade flat panel for night flats by Cloudy Nights user APshooter. Final Thoughts. The Celestron RASA 8 is suitable for those that want an ultra-fast astrograph with a wide, flat field of view. 400mm at a blazing fast F/2 is an amazing combination of speed and focal length
Jim Mosher posted some more information on the Tycho Cross on the Cloudy Nights Lunar Observing forum. The Curtiss Cross, another similar feature, is also visible between the craters Parry and Gambart, but is more subtle. The Lunar X is another example of the walls of craters looking like an X due to the angle of the Sun's rays Conversely, some of the poorest fishing nights will occur after cool, cloudy, windy days. A nighttime thunderstorm can even shut down the bite until the morning hours. Artificial lighting, such as lights on boat houses and docks or other manmade structures, will usually draw more bass to the area during periods that have less moonlight However, if you are looking for a general benchmark, Jerry Lodriguss shared a helpful reference in this Cloudy Nights thread: Good seeing (2″) averages around 0.3 arcseconds RMS in the guiding Average seeing (2-3″) averages around 0.5 arcseconds RMS in the guiding Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: email@example.com. See all comments (0
Cloudy Nights is a forum with a good reputation, where people are helpful and friendly. Are you more interested in tutorials? Astrobackyard is one of the best educational website out there for astrophotography. If you are curious to see what astronomic objects are visible in your photo, you can plate solve it by uploading it to Astrometry.net Beginner Intermediate Professional Dealer Locator By Series By Series. Achromat Doublet Series APO Triplet Series Cloudy Nights Forum Cleaning Waterproof Eyepieces Videos Stay Connected Join our mailing list to get the latest deals and more. Email address.
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider. The Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider is a popular guide camera for deep-sky astrophotography. In fact, the original Lodestar was considered to be the best autoguider on the market for a long time.. The X2 version is the successor to the original Starlight Xpress Lodestar autoguider and uses a Sony ICX829 Exview sensor Advice for Beginners, from NHAS Member Ed Ting. Telescope Ranking Matrix, also from Ed. What to Know Before You Buy, PDF from Sky and Telescope. How to Buy Your First Telescope, PDF from Astronomy magazine. Eyepieces: Eyepieces & Choosing an Eyepiece Set, from Cloudy Nights forum. Telescope Eyepieces 101, from Optics Planet. Telescope Mount
Beginners AP: Optolong L-eNhance filter: Duo-band, Tri-band, and Quad-band Imaging: Suburban Astrophotography: Hubble Palette Group: Celestron RASA: Light Polluted skies: Narrowband imaging: ZWO ASI1600MM/QHY163M: QHY Users Group: Cloudy Nights When that happens I read a bunch of forums, watch a ton of youtube videos and read online content and what I come away with is a TON of different opinions and things people swear by that are polar opposites of each other. It's a very common beginner mistake to buy massive focal lenghts for astrophotography. Join Cloudy nights and post. 37. 34 posts. Location OH. My PB: Between 6-7 lbs. Favorite Bass: Largemouth & Smallmouth. Favorite Lake or River Leesville. Share. Posted 1 hour ago. Barometer and fronts go hand in hand and generally have the biggest influence on my success, of the factors listed
Cloudy Nights Community - Classifieds Section. Shipping heavy items such as telescopes or mounts is expensive. You also run the risk of damaging the gear in transit. I have driven up to 4 hours to buy used astronomy equipment. The cost is gas is less than shipping, and I can inspect the item before paying for it. When You Should Buy Ne Take darks on cloudy nights! You can just put your camera outside and let them click away. Even if you haven't imaged, if you don't have darks at that temp, take some! Flats are a pain, but don't skip them! Dust is very hard to remove later without them; For my DSLR images, I just stuck with ISO 800 Would you love to start imaging the night sky, but have no idea which camera you should buy? In this post, we will discuss our suggestions as to what the best cameras for Astrophotography are for beginners. We'll also quickly mention the cooled dedicated astro cameras including both One Shot Color and monochrome camer SubframeSelector relies on the PixInsight StarAlignment process for star detection, the PixInsight DynamicPSF process for star fitting, and PixInsight's multiresolution support noise estimation capabilites . The script employs custom algorithms for data reduction and presentation. The subframe selection and weighting facilities rely on a.
DSS Comet stacking success (of sorts) Jan 19, 2015. 2. After reading of many other persons woes of trying to use the Comet stacking mode in DSS, I followed a tip I'd read at Cloudy nights and it worked like a charm !! You don't need to hand select the comet in each and every sub. Import all of your lights, check all, then enter comet mode and. Amateur astronomers of all skill levels can enjoy a perfect night under the stars with a Bresser telescope. The lineup of intermediate telescopes from Bresser includes refractor telescopes with equatorial mounts and a 208mm reflector telescope that is great for deep sky astrophotography Post-processing astrophotography images is mandatory: you cannot avoid it. It can be a fairly long and technical process, but it is necessary to squeeze out the most you can from your images. Everything begins with pre-processing your images, a step including image calibration and image stacking, which we have already covered in this article Jun 23, 2019 - Explore LEE CHIN HUAT's board DIY telescope on Pinterest. See more ideas about diy telescope, telescope, telescopes Inexpensive Barlows. The most popular inexpensive 2x Barlow lens out there is the Orion 08711 Shorty 1.25″ 2x Barlow for around $48. It is in almost every beginner's kit I see, and many more advanced kits as well. It is a solid multi-coated performer without any frills
Among the best we've found for under $500 is Celestron's NexStar 130SLT. That 130 refers to the aperture (opening) expressed in millimeters. This model is a recent upgrade from a smaller. This method uses the following workflow: - Select the stars with the Color Range Tool. - Modify the selections by 1) Expanding them and, 2) Feathering them. - Hide the selection marching ants with Control +H to better see the star changes. - Reduce the size of selected stars using the Minimum Filter Please note: You are on a Free account, and when you delete an image, your upload counter does not decrease (unless the image is deleted within 24 hours of uploading it).The Free account is not a way to keep your most recent or best 10 images on AstroBin, but a trial period for you to decide whether or not a paid subscription is worth it Cherry Grove Star Parties are held on Friday nights, with Saturday night reserved as the backup if Friday is cloudy. The Cherry Grove site is available 24 hours a day. The deadbolt combinations, available to any MAS member, are required to use the observatory building and the warming house Even nights where I can be out there before the moon comes up or after it goes down are always much better for both numbers & size. However, some my best nights have been Full Moon events BUT there was sufficient cloud cover to obscure it. Even a partially cloudy condition is often enough to do the trick
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Celestron 6mm Omni Plossl. Explore Scientific 4.7mm 82-degree eyepiece. Takahashi LE Series 5mm. Takahashi 6mm Abbe. TeleVue 3-6mm Nagler Zoom. TeleVue 5mm Nagler. One of the best parts about planetary viewing or imaging is that since the objects are so bright, you can do it just about anywhere regardless of light pollution. Combined with the. Apr 12, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by Hans Snyder. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinteres On the Cloudy Nights web site we have a number of threads in the Solar System Imaging and Processing forum. Look for the threads that start wit Small bore challenge and you will find all kinds of advice and support from folks imaging the Moon and planets with 6 or less of aperture Thought I'd give N.I.N.A a try last night and was playing with sequencing so picked my target from the atlas, set up via the Framing Assistant and after a few test exposures, put in four sequences for 30s, 45s, 60s & 90s exposures for the Altair Hypercam 183C Pro TEC / SW ED80DS-Pro/EQ6-R Pro combo
If you need help with AutoStakkert there are plenty of options. There is a Solar System Imaging & Processing forum on Cloudy Nights. There you can find this long running thread dedicated to AutoStakkert. You can read through it and find lots of helpful advice. Feel free to ask a question there or create a new post on the forum Oct 7, 2003. Messages. 524. Yep, that's the reason. The light is being reflected off the snow falling, and the ground. Now if you are in the country it's just as dark as if it was not snowing as there is no light to relect. I love snow at 2am and you can look out and it's as bright as a cloudy day. Feb 25, 2007 Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews Excellent site that includes reports on new gear, equiptment reviews, articles, forums, and classifieds. There's even a forum devoted to binoculars. Todd Gross' Binocular Review DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures. Registering. Stacking. Simple post-stacking processes to quickly view the final result. Saving the resulting image to a TIFF or FITS file (16 or 32 bit
A clean filter is worth its weight in gold and protects against cloudy water, funky smells, bacteria, and the much-dreaded algae bloom. Wipe down your spa cover. Cleaning the cover inside and out protects against mold, mildew, and the nasty smells they bring. Monthly Hot Tub Maintenance. Once a month, it's time to get down to the nitty-gritty There was a recent rumor that Canon was working on a full-frame astrophotography camera, but they have not made any announcements. Nikon recently announced their new full-frame D810A, which includes several nice astro-specific features, and retails for about $3,800. At the moment, the Nikon is the only astro-specific DSLR for sale today
The second thing to consider is the magnification of the lens. Barlow lenses typically come in three magnifications - 2x, 3x, and 5x. For most beginners, we recommend you to have 2x power, or something close to it. Too much X power and you will not be able to focus, or your field of view will be narrowed too much with a 5X per se Los Angeles Astronomical Society, Los Angeles, CA. Dark Sky Site: For members and guests only. This special once a month activity allows our LAAS members a place to escape from the LA lights to a darker territory where the bigger LAAS scopes, such as the club's 16-inch Newtonian telescope can be used to observe the sky and the members can set up their own telescopes to observe and/or taking. Contact Us. We all have questions from time to time. So don't be a stranger. Pick up the phone, or drop us a line, and we will be happy to be of service. 1-800-422-7876 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend the Astronomical League's Astronomy Day activities at the Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park. Speakers are scheduled throughout the day and will give talks on astronomy and what there is to see. Door prize drawing will be held Saturday evening and include MAS merchandise, astronomy books and telescopes PN, I shoot Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis when I get the opportunity and I just returned from a 7 day trip to Northern Canada and had 2 nights of Aurora Borealis - one so-so and the other well WOW doesn't even come close to describing it. The rest were cloudy and rainy The NexStar Resource Site - Web site dedicated to the NexStar, CPC, Evolution, Astro Fi, SkyProdigy, LCM, CGE, CGE Pro, CGEM and AS-GT lines of computerized telescopes from Celestron as well as StarSense and SkyPortal. Resources and unique information about the NexStar, CGE, CGE Pro, CGEM and AS-GT scopes are the highlights of this site. A Windows-based program for controlling your telescope.
Modifications need to be done to the scope in order to bring a subject into focus. I have read everything from cutting off a portion of the tube, removing a portion of the focus tube allowing for more in-focus (please take a look through Cloudy Nights-a forum for astrophotography) and modifying the mirrors position in the telescope The DA* 200mm F2.8 is almong the first modern telephoto primes in the Pentax lens lineup. In spite of the DA* name and Digital label, the optical formula of this lens is derived from the FA* 200mm f/2.8, and it is therefore full-frame- and film-compatible. In this review we will be taking a look at the usability and optical performance the. The Minnesota Astronomical Society would like to invite you to attend the Astronomical League's Fall Astronomy Day activities at the MAS Eagle Lake Observatory in Baylor Regional Park. Speakers are scheduled throughout the afternoon and will give talks on astronomy and what there is to see. Door prize drawings will be held Saturday evening and include astronomy related items and MAS merchandise Mar 6, 2013 - A summary about the DIY german equatorial telescope mount I have made and used for astrophotography in my observator
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The first one. The Dumbbell Nebula, also known as Messier 27, is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula the Fox. It lies 1,230 light-years away and carries the distinction of being the. Collects a whopping 260% more light than a typical beginner-level 60mm refractor telescope - which means hundreds more objects will be visible through the Orion SkyQuest XT4.5 Classic Dobsonian Includes two eyepieces (25mm and 10mm focal length Sirius Plossl), 6x30 finder scope, 1.25 rack and pinion focuser, collimation cap, eyepiece rack. Description Made from light weight breathable black fabric. Two ABS bands prevent shroud from obstructing the light path. Upper and lower draw strings. Blocks stray light & dew from reaching the optics. Increased image contrast. Made in the USA! CA Residents: Prop 65 WARNING(S For newcomers and beginners alike, these refracting telescopes are a great way for you to discover the cosmos and the outdoors. You'll discover more with the Meade Infinity Series. If you've never owned a telescope before, the Infinity 102 Refractor is the best telescope to get started in astronomy. This large 102mm (4.0) aperture gives.