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Hello!

 

My name is Hannah and I’m based in South West England.

 

I’ve always been fascinated with the night sky for as long as I can remember. I have a background in photography, and started taking images of the milkyway with my DSLR a couple of years ago, and became really interested when comet Neowise was in view.

 

I have recently upgraded my kit and have fallen in love with it all. I’m so thankful that we are able to image such beauty. What a time to be alive!

 

I’ve attached a few photos. The first three are taken with a 10 year old canon 5dmkii and Sigma 150-600mm lens. The last one is taken with the ZWO 2600mm (insane camera) with Hα filter which made me cry when I first saw it. I’m far too emotional 🙃 

 

Say hi 🙂  

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Ukjonathan said:

Hi Hanna, welcome to the forum from a beginner and your pics are WOW and very inspiring maybe one day I’ll get there keep the great work up

Hi Jonathan! 🙂 

thank you so so much that’s so kind. You will and you can, it takes patience and practice but you’ll get there. I still have a long way to go (not that there is an ending haha!) x 

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1 minute ago, Hannahgrace said:

Hello Dave 🙂 

 

Thanks very much! Absolutely cannot wait for the next clear night. I go to bed thinking about it 😂

 

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Clear nights!! ☹️, not enough in the UK sadly, but it is what it is, and we have to make the best of it.

 

Photography is my passion too (https://davesimaging.wixsite.com/mysite), and I have only just returned to astro imaging after an 8 years hiatus.

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Just now, Dave_S said:

Clear nights!! ☹️, not enough in the UK sadly, but it is what it is, and we have to make the best of it.

 

Photography is my passion too (https://davesimaging.wixsite.com/mysite), and I have only just returned to astro imaging after an 8 years hiatus.

Ahh tell me about it! 🥲 absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? 😂 

 

oooh I will check that out! Wow, 8 years! Welcome backkkk!! 😄 

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8 minutes ago, Sterrenland said:

Hi Hannah...just wanted to say welcome and great shots. I started out using a borrowed DSLR and never got anything as good as those.

 

Just wish we all had slightly better weather...this year's not been good 😞

Thank you very much!! What lens did you use? More than happy to give you some direction (I’m not an expert though!) if you wanted 🙂 

ah yes. I feel that is hasn’t been terrible in the SW, but it could be a LOT better (always 😂

 

clear skies will come 🌌 

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1 hour ago, TareqPhoto said:

Nice images, and you are welcome here!

 

The last one, is it from a lens or from a scope? If a scope then which one?

Hi Tareq!

thank you very much, very kind! 
 

sorry I didn’t mention that!! It is just the Skywatcher 80ED. The camera is outstanding!! 

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52 minutes ago, Jkulin said:

Hi Hannah, Welcome to the forum, it is so nice to have more ladies on here, hope you enjoy it.😎

Thank you!!! I feel very proud being a female amateur astrophotographer. That’s very kind of you to say 🙂 so far, so good. Everyone is very friendly 😊😊 

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9 minutes ago, Nightspore said:

Hello Hannah, welcome to the Yard. I'm strictly visual but your pictures are excellent. The 80ED DS Pro is a pretty decent scope with a Schott crown and FPL-53 'flint'.

 

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Unfortunately mine's hardly been out this year.

Thanks very much!! I’m amazed by the quality for the price, it’s excellent! ☺️

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2 hours ago, Hannahgrace said:

Thanks very much!! I’m amazed by the quality for the price, it’s excellent! ☺️

 

You're welcome, your pictures are superb. The old joke about the 80ED is that it's an entry level scope with expensive glass. 

 

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Mine had a MoonLite for a while. Like my ST102. The ST102 is a nice rich field scope even though it's just an achromat. Many people though I was crazy to put 360 quid's worth of focuser on a 170 quid OTA. But it's easy to take out as a grab and go. It's fast and pretty effective for visual under around 60x. The MoonLite on the 80ED was a tad faulty so I returned it and used the Long Perng 'Sky-Watcher' I had originally put on the ST102. I know quite a few people who use an 80ED for AP. It definitely punches above its weight.

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