FuzzySB Posted October 5, 2020 Share Posted October 5, 2020 Hi everyone from Lancashire. With Covid Lockdown from march this year I decided I would get back into photography again. But since I couldn't actually go anywhere I settled on astrophotography and what has followed has masses of purchases and lots of frustration with a steep learning curve.I have purchased 3 telescopes started with an astrofi 130 and quickly realised it was the wrong telescope for capturing DSO.So purchased a Celestron EdgeHD 800 with Advanced VX mount and Zwo ASI 1600MM camera and filter set which I love but I wanted a second scope to use to maximise on the very few clear nights so have just purchased a Skywatcher 72ED refractor and Skywatcher EQ-6R with Altair astro 183C Pro camera for a widefield rig.I purchased Maxim DL and Starry Night for imaging and is taken a long while to get a workflow sorted for the first scope as I have held a lot of misconceptions and water a lot of clear nights with my stupidity. I am amazed at how Advanced the Software is and all problems with aligning a 2230mm focal length scope correctly the fix was far easier than I realized.But I'm here trying to learn the setup of the latter scope and then after that my purchase of a Explore scientific iExos-100 with an unmodified Canon DSLR and a selection of lenses will allow me some further fun.What I have learnt is I love the challenge and the tinkering more than the end result... In am still learning and my initial astrophotography attempts leave a lot to be desired as I'm still trying to figure out the post processing techniques.It is a challenge but as said I love it. Just need some more clear nights as the weather has been atrocious with very very few clear nights. I even missed neowise.Here is my Flickr! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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