we brought my lad last xmas a Cannon d6 mk2 with a redcat 51 mounted to a Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer 2i Wifi Pro Pack with there tripod. We also have samyang wide lense as read that is good for wife shots too.
My lad has now a girlfriend, so his interest has dimmed until he decides to get back into it. I want to pick this up as always had a fascination for what’s up above. Sadly all the tech is overwhelming and watched a lot of videos on stuff but most goes over my head at minute, learning as I go is always been my way of learning ,videos I can follow is cool too that explains it well, to a 5 yr old!! My lad did say I need to take a lot of photos to get one image of something decent. we never got that fair as it’s been a disaster, suppose good thing was I learned how to set Polaris and take 5 shots using the sam software. Think it was 120 exposure 2 sec interval. Good note on this was I got the starts looking good and in focus.
What settings should the camera be set too, I understand this is difficult to have one settings for all but a starting point is always a good start.
will the redcat be suitable for now, I like to do some nebulas and whatever else I can find but I’m kinda thinking I need something bigger? I don’t expect to go really deep space, just some nice shots closer. I will of course buy a bigger lense anyway once I know what’s good and affordable
we do have also a Celestron astromaster 130 with loads of attachments and a Cannon fixings for it. Would this go further than the redcat?
sorry if it’s all a bit muddled up I really want to get the best out of this gear thats barely been used 😩
Edited by allthegearbutnoidea, 22 July 2021 - 01:17 PM.