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wide angle lens for my DSLR camera

As a novice I thought I would try some simple astroimaging! I am not sure which wide angle lens to buy for My Canon 500d which would give me the best results. It a simple star trail image I thought i would try first.
Any advice is welcome for my extremely basic question!

CW
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Andromeda galaxy viewing

As a fairly new 'astronomer' I have been exploring much of the new information I have gleaned from magazines and sites like this one.
Over the last few nights my goal has been to work my way through all combinations of barlow x 2 lens and eyepieces to find out all of the properties of my scope- a celestron 9.25 evolution.

It does seem that I can see a fuzzy blob of cotton wool like ...
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UK Space Mission Education Scheme Fundraiser

Hello everyone,

I am a genuine subscriber to the magazine (for 2 years now) and I love the show (however I missed the Juno episode :( ) however I am posting because this seems like the best place to find people who may support this. I am a volunteer running a campaign to raise funding for me and my group to take education materials to schools around ...
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DeepSkyStacker question

Can anyone explain the difference between - Sigma Clipping, Median & Average Combination?
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A sunspot group in a heatwave

In the midst of a solar minimum period, a group of fairly large spots have appeared.
In our present heatwave taking images wasn't exactly a pleasant experience, and the heat didn't help with the image either. The computer fan was going at full speed too. I only took 3 sets of images before getting out of the sun. :oops:

First the context of the spots. No focal ...
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Nice Moonlit Sky Photo

The nearly full moon, Mars and Saturn made a colourful sky in the 17th July. I had friends over so the telescope was only been used for siteseeing. I thought a photo of the sky with the observatory in the foreground, backlit by the moon would look nice.
Image
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Some Moon Pic And Saturn

Hi I managed to get a couple of shots and one of Saturn which was quite difficult as it was low in the sky.
Thanks
Andy
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Classic first question - Buying first telescope

Sorry, this is the sort of question that must generate a lot of eyerolls! Unfortunately I'm stuck and am really in need of some help.

I really really wish to buy a telescope. I have always wanted to, but have always been somewhat constrained by money. For the first time ever, I can afford to splash out, so to speak, yet find myself baffled by the vast choice and variables as regards type, apertures, focal ...
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WANTED: Celestron CPC 800 XLT

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a reasonably priced Celestron CPC 800. If anyone is selling, or knows of any listings for one, please let me know - I'd be most grateful.

Thanks and all the best,
Enigma.
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Focusing problem on Skywatcher 150

Hi
I'm the proud newbie owner of a Skywatcher 150. At last the skies cleared and I was able to find Mars with the finder scope and the lens that came with the telescope (28mm I think). I centred it all up and quickly swapped to my other lens, a 6.3mm. I also have a double barlow which I tried to use.
But it didn't matter how many times I swapped lenses, how I moved ...
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