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Photography guidance neeeded

Hi, I already have a Nikon D5 and D500 DSLR that I can couple to a 500mm lens with 1.4x converter which gets me some nice moon images, but I would like to go further into planetary photography. I have watched videos and read guides etc, but it's all a bit of a puzzle deciding which equipment to get either to complement by DSLR set up or start from scratch budget is £1300ish.

My end ...
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Hello new to the Sky at night site

Hello, joined the site mainly as I am thinking about venturing into planetary photography, already have some good moon images with my DSLR set up but would like to go further and get planetary images if possible. So have read up watched a few videos etc but still have questions to ask so off to the forum :D
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I feel very silly I feel very silly

Hi, I leave in UK and I spotted 3 very bright flickering stars/lights in the shape of huge triangle (which is upside down) in the sky. The weird thing was they start moving but not all is the same time :shock: in the bottom star/light is looking like a tail (maybe is my window) and in one second I seen like the shooting star coming out of ...
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Williams Optics 10 x 50 ED Binoculars

Williams Optics 10 x 50 ED Binoculars
Owned since new (2014) from FLO which were rarely used as were a backup to a pair of 15 x 70's I had. Unmarked and comes with the original semi-rigid case and in original packaging.

£150

Collection from near Bicester or Uxbridge areas. Can post at cost incl insurance.

Now selling as have a new pair of APM MS 16x70 ED's.

Thanks for looking.
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Celestron Inspire 80az

I’m looking into buying a telescope for Christmas and am wondering if anyone has anything good, bad or otherwise to say about the Celestron inspire refractors. My budget might stretch to the 80.

I know the usual advice to start with binoculars, but I’m keen on observing occasionally with my 5 year old (and eventually his younger brother) and I think a telescope I can point and he can look through would work best. I’m ...
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M42 orion Nebula

Hi all I processed a couple of images of M42.I thought I would share.Thanks for looking.
Andy
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getting back ito astromony

Hi many years ago i purchased a diy kit from fullerscopes 8 1/2" mirror on a equatorial mount, had to drill all the holes for spider and mirror etc as tube was just a tube by some luck and really reading about focal lengths etc it work really well later fitting a motor to it working off a car battery , good old days that was when i was about 22 years old now I'm ...
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FOR SALE - MEADE LIGHTSWITCH ETX LS-6

FOR SALE - MEADE LIGHTSWITCH LS-6 - £825

I have bought a larger telescope, so I am selling my LS-6 in perfect working order. The hand controller was replaced with a new Autostar III in June 2018 (still under warranty), it has the optional LCD screen, a Meade manufactured memory card containing firmware 1.6d (the latest version and which is installed), a 2GB memory card for photography, a 26mm eyepiece, a star diagonal and printed ...
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Mystery Object

While taking a wide field view of Comet Wirtenan, I spotted an interest looking fuzzy on the same shot. I stacked 10 images and it looked even more fuzzy. (See arrow)
Image

I thought it was a distant galaxy, but it isn't on any chart. (It seems rather large not to be)
However, when I zoomed in I got a bit of a shock. I've not seen anything like this before.
Image

Has anyone come ...
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November

November was a poor month, due to weather and a bad back restricting my viewing and photography.

I managed a few Sun photos in hydrogen alpha light but the Sun was very quiet.

I took some more Perseus shots but did not finish my mosaic. I'm hoping to complete it in December or January.

I caught two meteors on "film".

Here is the full report: https://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/201 ... -2018.html

I ...
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