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    G'day from the Hunter Valley in NSW, Australia, home to lots of vineyards and coal mines.

    My interest is in Nightscapes and photographing various Nebula with, at this stage, my existing camera gear. I have a Nikon D7200 and various lens from a Samyang 14mm f2.8 up to a Nikon 300mm f4. I've just finished putting together a tracking/guiding set-up with an HEQ5
    Pro, WO guide scope and a ZWO ASI 120MM linked to a lap-top. Looking forward to sharing ideas and images and learning more about my new passion.

    Kev

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    Welcome cobber.
    Don't let yer blue heeler near the tripod. Their pee rusts the screws.
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    Default Re: G'day

    Hello Kev! Welcome to the Forum

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    Hi there Kev, Welcome to the forums!
    Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobs; Lunt 60 THa/B1200CPT 60mm; Omni CG-4 Mount; TS Expanse 17 mm ED wide angle eyepiece - 70° FOV - 1.25" and 2" barrel size; Meade Series 4000 filter ND96(0.9); Seben Laser Collimator LK1 31.7mm (1.25"); TS Optics 15x70 LE Series Binoculars; Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount & Home made LYBAR chair!

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    My Name: David
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    My scopes:William Optics FLT 98 Flattener 4 - Celestron Edge HD 8" SCT - x0.7FR - hyperstar -Celestron OAG Lunt 60mm B1200PT
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    Default Re: G'day

    Hi Kev welcome to the forum,I am still learning through the forums on how to do astrophotography and are a great help.
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    Hello Kev! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

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    Welcome to the forum Kev
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    Hello Kev and Welcome Aboard!
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    Hello and welcome Kev
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102 f/13.2, Celestron 102 f/6.5, 150 f/8, Stellarvue 80 f/6.9, TS 102 f/11, Vixen 115 f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT, Manfrotto 055Pro, Celestron CG-5/ Argo Navis, Vixen SXP Binoculars: Celestron, Vixen
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