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by perseid
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: 16 inch telescope
Replies: 25
Views: 8454

Re: 16 inch dob

I have the GSO 16" truss tube telescope available if you are interested. I have set it up once and go under the night sky once. After that I dismantle it as it eats up tonnes of space. It is much easier to get the full set than building your own scope using ready made optics. You will encounter man...
by perseid
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: 16 inch telescope
Replies: 25
Views: 8454

Hi Perseid. Can show some photos of the telescope? Though I will not be able to afford it, but it will be nice to look at the photos and dream about owning one at least. :) It is the same on as seen here except that the one I have is black in colour. http://www.gs-telescope.com/content.asp?id=113 B...
by perseid
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: 16 inch telescope
Replies: 25
Views: 8454

I have the GSO 16" truss tube telescope available if you are interested. I have set it up once and go under the night sky once. After that I dismantle it as it eats up tonnes of space. It is much easier to get the full set than building your own scope using ready made optics. You will encounter many...
by perseid
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Celestron C11 SCT OTA WITH XLT
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Would you consider a Meade 10" SCT? I have one available with losmandy dovetail.
by perseid
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Pleiades or Seven Sisters (M45) Open Star Cluster
Replies: 27
Views: 5558

I like the way you maintained the colour of the stars even after processing. Even at F8, your image look fantastic. I am sure the nebulousity will show up very well when you set at F5.6. And you took this in Singapore! If taken somewhere darker, the image will be awesome. I am sure you knew this, bu...
by perseid
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Anyone use Netbooks to connect to your CCD for capturing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2284

Since my old laptop gone kaput, I used a netbook to do image capturing with DMK camera. I encountered two major problems. 1) Even capturing at 640x480, I cannot view the entire capture window. This is because the netbook screen is only 800x600. Part of the display is already occupied by the software...
by perseid
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: My biggest setup
Replies: 12
Views: 3056

Re: My biggest setup

I was not very hopeful that my upgraded Atlas can Handle 12 inch lx 90 ACF and get a good guiding that too using a 70mm toyscope costing 45 sing dollars. Well , the result was promising for 120 sec auto guiding. Trial shot of M 42 in album. http://www.singastro.org/album_showpage.php?pic_id=1203 Te...
by perseid
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: ISS seen from Penang
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

I am not sure what you meant.

If I get you correctly, you were refering to stacking using video file. I am using DSLR camera and I took single shots of the ISS. The photo I posted was the best in the many shots where the ISS was in frame.
by perseid
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: ISS seen from Penang
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Thank you for all the nice comments. This was my third attempt to image ISS. I found that manual tracking using AZ4 is easier. You need to align the finder scope accurately. During the transit, I only look through the finder scope, taking images as keep the ISS centered in the finder scope. Here is ...
by perseid
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: ISS seen from Penang
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

ISS seen from Penang

This morning at 6.01am, I photographed the ISS passed overhead as seen from Penang. I have used Sky-Watchers 180mm Maksutov with 2700mm focal length. The camera used is a modified Canon 350D. Manual tracking using AZ4 mount.

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