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    Default Re: Hello from the UK



    Hi Howard, a big welcome from West Yorkshire.
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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    Hi! Welcome to the forum! Which OTA did you get the standard 200P or PDS?

    One word of advice: Just concentrate on the visual side of astronomy first -That 200p reflector will be a great instrument for that but will be way to cumbersome and heavy on the EQ5 (did you get this with the Syncscan?) mount to handle for astro-photography.

    Good luck and hope we get some dark clear skies soon! The next couple of days are looking promising....
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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    Welcome to the forum! I hope you have clear skies!

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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Davesellars View Post
    Hi! Welcome to the forum! Which OTA did you get the standard 200P or PDS?

    One word of advice: Just concentrate on the visual side of astronomy first -That 200p reflector will be a great instrument for that but will be way to cumbersome and heavy on the EQ5 (did you get this with the Syncscan?) mount to handle for astro-photography.

    Good luck and hope we get some dark clear skies soon! The next couple of days are looking promising....
    No Synscan unfortunately, but once I get a motor drive and the camera equipment, I'll see what I can do mate.
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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    Yeah, no harm in trying. I'm sure it'll be fine for planetary / luna photography though.

    BTW, if you're after a motor and just tracking only (RA) rather than RA + Dec, FLO are selling a discounted motor at the moment for the EQ5 - Probably likely to come down in price a bit more before it's sold though.. Single-Axis D.C. Motor Drive for EQ-5 - First Light Optics
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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    welcome to the forum great people on here, i found a great resouce for astrophotogrphy and they reccommended lenses and camera

    check Astrophotography 101: A Lesson Series on Photographing the Milky Way – Lonely Speck and most seem to reccomend Canon for the camera but i use a Nikon D5200
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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    Welcome to Astronomy Forum Howard.


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    Welcome to the forum Sir
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    Default Re: Hello from the UK

    I'd like to thank everyone for the warm welcome and also for the great advice they have given.

    I'm so pleased I joined this forum and I think I'm going to stay here for a very long time.

    Telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200P on a Synscan enabled EQ5 mount.
    Finder/Guide scope: TS Optics TSFRE960WS 60mm RACI.
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