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by joachim.ong
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Orion Min-EQ Tabletop equatorial mount
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: Orion Min-EQ Tabletop equatorial mount

Even with the star adventurer 400mm is quite a stretch... But if you're resourceful enough then never say never. I guess it depends on your expectations too. Good luck!
by joachim.ong
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: My astrophotography 2022
Replies: 88
Views: 12225

Re: My astrophotography 2022

hhzhang wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:51 pm
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Wow what a lovely scene!
by joachim.ong
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Leaving mounts and scopes outside?
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: Leaving mounts and scopes outside?

Not an uncommon thing to do on trips to malaysia although that's only for a day or two. I think the main concern would be the electronics if it sits outside for too long.
by joachim.ong
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Milky Way Core Nebulae mosaics: M20 & M8, M16 & M17
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Milky Way Core Nebulae mosaics: M20 & M8, M16 & M17

Nicely processed. Great work as always! How many hours this time? :P
by joachim.ong
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:33 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: My first attempt
Replies: 5
Views: 1328

Re: My first attempt

Looks good, but wonder why the contrast is so high since it's straight from the camera.
by joachim.ong
Tue May 17, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Noob astrophotography
Replies: 18
Views: 3685

Re: Noob astrophotography

Always nice to see galaxies taken in sg, and pretty damn incredible without a tracker!! ISO doesn't really make a difference because most modern cameras are pretty iso invariant, but still higher iso (higher gain) might have slightly lower read noise. Also the stretching done after stacking will neg...
by joachim.ong
Mon May 02, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Sun - Active Regions 2993 and 2994
Replies: 1
Views: 2814

Re: Sun - Active Regions 2993 and 2994

Cool blog! Love seeing these pictures of the active sun.
by joachim.ong
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Carina Nebula in HaRGB
Replies: 4
Views: 3051

Re: Carina Nebula in HaRGB

Everyone's favourite target. It's great! [smilie=admire.gif]
by joachim.ong
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Astrophotography
Topic: Noob astrophotography
Replies: 18
Views: 3685

Re: Noob astrophotography

Way to go! Heartening to the see the next generation of students still loving the hobby :D . When I was about your age I tried building a barn door tracker without much success but I'm sure you'll do better. Feel free to post on the diy thread if you need help, I'm sure there are others here with so...
by joachim.ong
Fri Feb 25, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Beginners Forums
Topic: Recommendations for camera upgrade on small budget?
Replies: 2
Views: 2604

Re: Recommendations for camera upgrade on small budget?

If you're planning to use it for day photography too, I'd say those considerations could take priority as it'll affect your lens choices, shooting style. For astrophography i think any modern dslr or mirrorless released in the past decade is pretty decent. I use Nikon and the oldest I'd recommend is...