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Blast from the past

#TheMoon April 26th 2013:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/

127mm Maksutov and DSLR at prime focus.
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Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm

I've been shopping around for a good deal on one of these M50's from Canon. Most of the kits have this 15-45mm lens. How is this lens?

Is it one that I'll likely keep? If so, then I'll keep looking at kits. If garbage lens, then I'll stick with the body only.

Thank you!
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Ursa Minor: First photo of 2019

I was after meteors but didn't catch any "on film". No luck but some of the frames caught Ursa Minor:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/
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Reflector Telescope Issues When Viewing Objects

I tried to view Venus tonight on my Meade 114EQ-ASTR, but when I try to focus on the planet, all I see is the 3 beams holding the side smaller side reflector mirror. I can even see my fingers if I put them in front of the telescope. I only have 1 MA25mm eyepiece but I have a MA9mm eyepiece from an much older Meade telescope that doesn't fit but works only if I hold ...
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Loosing the this of Sir Patrick

Hi,

I am concerned that TSAN is loosing its roots and becoming overly engulfed as the playground for promoting equipment and cameras. If you want to become a photographers magazine then change the mag name and allow the rest of us to move onto what SPM meant the programme to be i.e accessible for anyone interested in the night sky.

The idea that some person on a normal wage can finance camera equipment kicking in ...
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December

Nothing since 19th but an interesting month at times:

https://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/201 ... -2018.html

As I did not take many photos in November, I produced a combined November/December video with "Black Eyed Boy" by Texas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAB0kgU ... SHl3LAi1xg

My annual summary will be available for a nominal fee on Kindle and include a summary of the tools and techniques I have used.

My new Twitter ...
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First time astronomy binoculars

Hi folks, I’ve got some Celestron 20 x 80 binoculars for Christmas (cloudy skies since Christmas!) I’m trying to focus them but can’t seem to manage to get a whole view rather than a black line between the two sides. Any advice would be very much appreciated :D thank you in advance
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What do you record? What do you record?

Hello :-)

I've not long moved to an area with a darkish sky. Very exciting! I read about people recording what they see. When I lived in Greater London this would have been very easy - as you couldn't see much!!

But how do you decide what to record when you can see a ridiculous number of constellations? Do you write down everything, every night? The brightest ...
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Where to get second hand lenses

Good evening!

I recently moved to Fleet in Hampshire, and for the first time as an adult have access to a reasonably dark sky, quite a treat after nearly fifteen years in Greater London! I watched my first meteor shower this winter - AMAZING!

I've been star gazing through a pair of binoculars for a month or so and really enjoyed, and I am excited to have been lent a telescope my brother had in ...
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Dew

It looked like a clear sky this evening so I set up in the back garden. By the time I got assembled, plugged in, slewed to Vega to align and focused on it, the dew on the corrector plate brought an end to the proceedings!

So will a passive dew shield do the job or do I need a heated one? If heated, do I need a controller or will it work without one?
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