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Making mosaic pictures

I am beginning to create some simple pictures of The moon with my Alt/az mount at the moment. As my camera is not full frame I would like to/believe it is possible to create mosaics to join the various sections together?

Can anyone help me with how to do this please?

Thank you

C Wardlaw
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binoculars

Hi all,
Just joined and interested in starting some stargazing. I've read online that is best to start of with good binoculars then move onto telescopes.
Can anyone suggest a good pair of binoculars for stargazing?
I have looked myself and came across "Helios Fieldmaster 10x50 Binoculars" and "Helios Fieldmaster 7x50 Binoculars" but again as Im new I don't know if any of these are suitable.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.thanks
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First telescope for digital photography

Hi

My wife has given me a budget of £500 (you know how it is) to get a scope for use with my Sony a7ii and to use with the kids.

I have zero idea but the celesteon nexstar 4 se has caught my eye. Is that completely wrong or any good or something else I should be looking at with the budget I have please?

I need to absorb the wealth of your knowledge ...
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Stupid question probably.

Good afternoon all.

I am trying to post a hello and a question but apparently it is too spammy.
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Downloading Classic episodes Downloading Classic episodes

Hello. A while ago, I enquired how I could download classic episodes of The Sky at Night,from the bonus content, for watching on the computer, when an internet connection is not available. When the episodes were on the CD, there was no problem. I received a reply, from Admin, I believe, giving details of a way around this problem. Unfortunately, I did not use the information right away and I did not jot down the ...
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Changing/upgrading mounts

I have had a Celestron evolution 9.25" scope on an Alt /AS mount and am realising that with a f/10 ratio I am not best equipped to move into the world of Astrophotography. Without changing everything very expensively can anyone suggest what mount may be able to take the weight of my scope which is around 16kg.

Many thanks for any help you can give
C Wardlaw
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Startravel 102 Vs camera tripod Startravel 102 Vs camera tripod

Would I be able to use a basic camera/binocular tripod with a Startravel 102 scope?
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'All Sky' Camera

Having seen some interesting applications of 'all sky' cameras, I thought I would give it a go myself.
The base is simply an old plastic paint container. I put in a solid wood disc at the bottom to give it some weight, and to keep the spiders out. There is also plenty of room to put in electronics, batteries etc, in the future if I want a more self supporting unit.
The dome is a ...
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Morning Everyone!

Hi everyone,

ThinAir (Chris) here, just reaching out and saying hi.

Got my first telescope for Christmas (A Celestron Astromaster 130EQ) as a result of the GF getting fed up of me threatening to buy one and spending most of my time outside at night developing a crick in my neck.

I've also invested a pair of binoculars and a little red-light torch after reading something in a book that said it wouldn't affect my ...
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