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Camera?

Hi, I have a celestron nexstar 130 slt and i am looking into buying a dslr mainly for astrophotography. I realise that i will probably need to buy a 2x barlow in order to solve focus issues but does anyone have any recommendations? I have about £400 to spend, including the barlow and any adaptors, but i can go over if its impractical to get decent photographs in that price range. Thanks for any suggestions, ...
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Our View from Neptune

Suppose we were intelligent beings, on an outer planet such as Neptune. And we were looking inwards at the Solar System. What kind of Astronomy would we arrive at, and what questions would we ask.

Such as:

1. How big would the Sun look - what would be its apparent diameter, would it be a perceptible disk, or just an intensely brilliant star-like point?

2. Could we see Uranus and its rings and satellites

3. ...
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camera focus

I have just bought a celestron 130, when I connect my canon 500d I loose focus it won't adjust enough to focus it any idea's please.

john
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Orion's Constellation's M42 + M43 Nebulae - Sun 1 Jan 2017 -

Orion's M42 + M43 Nebulae - South - 11.38PM - Outside Holroyd Court, 18 Aygill Avenue, Heaton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England; BD9
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Website Updates

I have changed all background pictures on my website:

http://www.philippughastronomer.com/index.html

For those of you who do not visit often, not only does it provide links to my blog, gallery and writings but also links to other sites, such as this forum, NASA APOD and Mark Townley's solar blog.

If you have any interesting sites that you visit often, please reply here and I will include them.

In the meantime, enjoy!
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The Planet, Venus - 7.27PM - Thur 29 Dec 2016

The Planet, Venus - South South West - Lyndfield Drive, Heaton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England; BD9
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The Planet, Venus - 5.24PM - Thur 29 Dec 2016

The Planet, Venus Out Earlier - South South West - Outside Bradford Interchange ( Bus + Train Station ), Bradford City Centre, Bradford, West Yorkshire; England
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Skywatcher Explorer 150p 750mm FL

Hi All

£319 Via ebay arrived in time for Christmas. Built Christmas Day nice quality. Came with a 10mm, 25mm Wide angle and a 2X barlow plus finder scope.

Went outside in daylight and aligned the finder with the tube and then waited for night which was promised to be clear. I was not disappointed. Venus, Mars, Orions belt, Pleiades, and Sirius all in one night. I even managed to get a photograph of Venus. ...
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