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#1226 svtdoug

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:22 AM

Jerry,

I would suggest posting in the "AP images taken with the original NexStar" - link above. When you get your GEM and post images, then you can use the Graduate forum - above. No problem, just will keep things in order.

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#1227 biglittlewolf

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hi there ! I am new on this site so I don,t know really how everything works...but I have a celestron nexstar 8SE and a heavy duty celestron wedge. I have been doing some pictures of the sun,the moon,and planets.Now I want to upgrade to deepsky.
I didn't use the wedge so far ,and I don't know if I should keep it,and buy myself a Canon 500D,or sell it and buy a starizona lens and a orion starshoot G3 ???
can anyone help me ?

#1228 Midnight Dan

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hi there ! I am new on this site so I don,t know really how everything works...but I have a celestron nexstar 8SE and a heavy duty celestron wedge. I have been doing some pictures of the sun,the moon,and planets.Now I want to upgrade to deepsky.
I didn't use the wedge so far ,and I don't know if I should keep it,and buy myself a Canon 500D,or sell it and buy a starizona lens and a orion starshoot G3 ???
can anyone help me ?


Hi biglittlewolf:

Welcome to our corner of Cloudy Nights! This thread has been around a while, gotten very long, and has been more or less abandoned in favor of a new one on this topic.

To get the most attention to your question, I'd suggest starting a new thread. Go to the main page for this forum:
http://www.cloudynig...0/Board/nexstar

... and click on the Post button near the top to start a new thread with your question.

-Dan

#1229 Maverick199

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Took this with C6 and FR/FF. Too much vignetting and I had to crop a lot. The M 46 nebula popped out okay though surrounding stars look too bloated. Anyway, posting here for your comments. :grin:

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#1230 svtdoug

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

Hi Maverick,

This older thread has been sort of retired :confused: - as Alex has created two newer threads, one for original Nexstar equipment LINK,
and another for using additional non-Nexstar GEM mounts and/or OTA's - LINK.

I realize you probably thought this was it, as it had been brought to the top from many pages and days ago...

Moderator :help: Maybe Rick could close this thread to new posts, but keep it as read only?? :bow:

Thanks!

Doug

#1231 Maverick199

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

Thanks Doug. I did indeed realized this and posted on the newer thread. :) Though sometimes it gets confusing and I agree with you maybe Rick could close this thread.

#1232 Midnight Dan

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

... maybe Rick could close this thread.


Good Idea! :waytogo:

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#1233 Skip

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

+ 1 for locking this behemoth. Good stuff on it and good to be able to review it once in awhile. But getting too big to use for posting. :p

#1234 MadSci

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

How do you manage the alignment of so many sub-frames? I've found Nebulosity is not much use, primarily since field rotation takes things off to the side and you have to re-align to the target and it just can't find the correct star if it moves more than a whisker between frames. This is the primary problem I have as it just takes so much time to manually align everything by hand.

#1235 Atl

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

M104 This is a black and white video 128 sens up stacked from a Nexstar 6se. Forgive the tailed stars as I was in 30 mph wind.

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#1236 Atl

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:45 PM

Same scope and conditions. M82.

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#1237 Atl

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:38 PM

Same as above. Whirlpool galaxy.

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#1238 Atl

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

Same setup as the others...SE6, video camera, stacked frames.

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#1239 Amith

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:45 AM

Hey Everyone.

This is just my little attempt at DSO's with a DSLR camera. There are more images on the link below.

http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream

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#1240 eros312

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:01 AM

Here's an image I took of Saturn tonight with a 70mm refractor working at f/15. Camera used was a NexImage5.

15fps for 4 minutes
Stacked about 1360 frames in Registax6
wavelets applied

Is it OK to post this here? I know it's not a NexStar scope, but it IS a Celestron camera. I usually post in the Solar System Imaging & Processing forum.

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