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    Hey
    Just thought i would give astrophotography a go, for a while, I was a keen astronomer when i was young and have been taking shots for ages so thought I would like the challenge of combining the 2.

    Currently have a 50D and a good few lens, tripod to play with.

    Please be nice.
    Cheers

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    Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the forum! We always play nice here! You have come to the right place for AP information. You will get good input from many experienced people without them being jerks; that's why I keep coming here!
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    Welcome from West Yorkshire, which part of the U.K. are you in ?
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    Welcome to the forum. Here is a thread that you might find useful.
    Minimalist Astrophotography
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    Hello Skatingsnapper. Glad to have you on board here. We have many sub-forums which deal in astrophotography, where you can get a lot of information. Welcome to the forum, and best of regards,
    - Marshall

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    welcome aboard and have a look at a motorized barndoor tracker
    easy build cheap to build and with some tweeking should get you some good results with a cam and lens combo

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    ive taken some of my favorite photos with just a tripod and a good dslr ...moon shots, lots of clouds and some wide field shots. get familar with deep sky stacker as it will become your best friend. for deep sky imaging i would recomend a good equitorial mount and an orion astrograph reflector or an ed apo reftactor at least 70mm. can get pretty pricey but you will be able to control over the comming years how far you want to take it a stary night (1 of 1).jpg,gods thumbnail (1 of 1).jpg. these were all done with just a camera and a tripod. not the best but just an idea of what you can get

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    Welcome to our group!

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    Welcome, and you have landed in the middle of the nicest bunch of folks you could hope to find!
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