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by davidm61
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: DSLR Moon Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: DSLR Moon Photo

Thanks Brian, appreciated :)
by davidm61
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: DSLR Moon Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Re: DSLR Moon Photo

Thanks David. It's a prime lens, the Sigma f4.5 500mm lens, which has very recently been discontinued (replaced by a an f4 version). This is the one I have and used for this photo:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/ ... le/500_45/
by davidm61
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: DSLR Moon Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

DSLR Moon Photo

Hello It's been a while since I posted on here, (ok, a couple of years!!), or indeed done any astronomy, but now my life is (hopefully) settling down again I've rejoined the SPA, got my scopes set up and looking forward to observing again. For now, here's a photo of the moon that I took earlier this...
by davidm61
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Merry Christmas

Here's wishing everyone on the forum and at the SPA a very happy Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year :D
by davidm61
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cak and Ha sun - 10 November
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Cak and Ha sun - 10 November

Two great images Brian :) Detailed and clear.
by davidm61
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Moon Photo 12-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Moon Photo 12-11-2013

Yes, that is very nice. Did you do anything special to get good focus? Regards, Many thanks Brian, appreciated :) No, nothing special, just ensured all was properly mounted and stable on the tripod, used a cable release and the 'mirror up' system on the camera to help eliminate any shutter and othe...
by davidm61
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Moon Photo 12-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Moon Photo 12-11-2013

brian livesey wrote:A lovely portrait of the Moon David :wink: .
Many thanks Brian, appreciated.
by davidm61
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Moon Photo 12-11-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Moon Photo 12-11-2013

Hello

As the sky was actually clear for a bit last night, I took some photos of the Moon at 4:52pm yesterday.

Nikon D800 Sigma 120-300mm lens & 2x tele-extender at 600mm 1/320 f8 ISO160

As ever, comments and criticism warmly welcomed and encouraged.

Thanks for looking.
by davidm61
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meade LX90, Celestron 102 SLT ALL SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 2048

Re: Meade LX90, Celestron 102 SLT ALL SOLD

All Sold.
by davidm61
Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Is GOTO Destroying our Night Sky Understanding?
Replies: 10
Views: 1899

Re: Is GOTO Destroying our Night Sky Understanding?

I have recently sold off all my GOTO scopes and gone back to my roots as it were. I've done this for a very simple reason - I can navigate my way around the night sky faster (and more quietly) than the GOTOs. I have clockdrives on my scopes to track objects once I have aquired them, and that's it. T...
by davidm61
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Moon Sunday 17-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: The Moon Sunday 17-02-2013

Hello Many thanks for the kind comments, and good to be back :D With modern lenses and their vibration reductions systems its possible now to get really sharp, clear photos handheld and at lower shutter speeds than ever before. Fortunately, with the moon being a bright object the shutter speed doesn...
by davidm61
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ha and Cak sun - 17 Feb
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Re: Ha and Cak sun - 17 Feb

Super images Brian, really good 8) The level of detail in them is excellent.
by davidm61
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Jupiter 17 Feb 20.00 UT
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Jupiter 17 Feb 20.00 UT

Nice image Brian, given the conditions last night. Great for observing, but as you mention, the very high fine cloud wouldn't help you when imaging.
by davidm61
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Moon Sunday 17-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 618

The Moon Sunday 17-02-2013

Hello I finally managed to get out last night, for the first time in ages, and do some observing, (mainly Jupiter) but couldn't resist grabbing a quick photo of the moon. Taken using a Nikon D800 DSLR, Sigma 150-500mm lens at 500mm, ISO400, f/8 1/500, handheld. Comments and criticisms welcomed. Many...
by davidm61
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Meade LX90, Celestron 102 SLT ALL SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 2048

Re: Meade LX90, Celestron 102 SLT and Skywatcher Startravel

Hello The Celestron 102 is now sold, but I still have for sale the following two telescopes: Meade LX90 UHTC (the classic 8” model), GOTO mounted, Autostar hand controller, 9x50 finder scope and 26mm Meade lens, plus all original manuals. The scope also comes with a Crayford style 10:1 2” focuser, f...