Sonyme Posted November 12, 2020 Share Posted November 12, 2020 That's Stalybridge which is 8 miles due east of Manchester for those that don't come from around these parts. First off I am declaring that I'm a bit of a spud when it comes to forums and how to use them but I just wanted to meet some like minded people and hopefully learn some new stuff and make some new friends.I've been looking into the heavens through one tube or another for a number of years now, in fact I bought my first telescope from Aldi, yes you heard right, Aldi but fortunately it didn't put me off. I graduated to an 8 inch Skywatcher reflector mounted on an EQ5 mount which I added motors to as I wasn't very good at twiddling the knobs. To be honest it was a revelation and now, even though I would say I'm still very much an amateur, I absolutely love it.......astronomy that is, and now I'm proud to say that I've sent many a none believer to sleep whilst rattling on about all things astro. They say hollow vessels make the loudest noises!My kit now consists of an Ascension 127mm ED Triplet and a Skywatcher AZ/EQ6GT mount. I also use an Opticstar 80mm ED Doublet and a Lunt 50mm THa solar scope. Astro Photography is my most recent endeavour. I've been taking single shot images through an unmodified Cannon 60d for a while now and more recently stepped up to a a ZWO-ASI385MC cool camera and a ZWO ASI224MC for my finderscope. I'm about to plumb these items through a ZWO ASIAIR PRO smart wifi box for the first time as opposed to my laptop in a bread bin! Fingers crossed. Clear skies are the only thing missing! 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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