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    When I'm not listening to music (though sometimes when I am) I can also spend some free time folding paper or imaging stars. Would be interested to see if there any other Origami or Astroimaging bods on the forum?
    Here's a few piccies of some of the better stuff I've done


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    Ah, very impressive he is
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    I've never been into astro photography but have some interest in telescopes, what do you use, a pretty chunky reflector I'd wager?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    I've never been into astro photography but have some interest in telescopes, what do you use, a pretty chunky reflector I'd wager?

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    An ED80 refractor is the weapon of choice. This is the setup used for the deep sky images (an NEQ6 mount with a ST80 guide scope) Camera then was an EOS 450d. Since then, Ive sold the mount and changed to a grab and go setup for wide field imaging using a Skywatcher Star Adventurer camera mount. Cant bear to part with the ED80 though, it's a peach!




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    Quote Originally Posted by mightymonoped View Post
    An ED80 refractor is the weapon of choice. This is the setup used for the deep sky images (an NEQ6 mount with a ST80 guide scope) Camera then was an EOS 450d. Since then, Ive sold the mount and changed to a grab and go setup for wide field imaging using a Skywatcher Star Adventurer camera mount. Cant bear to part with the ED80 though, it's a peach!

    Wow ,serious kit there Tony. Great photos BTW, origami too
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    I always thought refractors were better for local observation and reflectors for deep space, showing a total lack of knowledge there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    I always thought refractors were better for local observation and reflectors for deep space, showing a total lack of knowledge there!

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    Not at all. There has been a bit of a surge in the use of refractors over the last 10 years or so, due to the availability of affordable 'apochromatic' refractors. These used to be much more expensive due to the exotic (flourite) lens elements that correct the colour abberation inherent in using lenses rather than mirrors.

    For visual observation, aperture is always king, hence the prevalence of big reflectors. Imaging though, is different, as long exposures are used. Therefore it is the quality of the optics and the seeing conditions that dictate performance. There are lots of options depending on what kind of imaging you want to do (Wide Field, Galaxies, Nebulas etc).
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    Beautiful astro-pics.
    I love the one of the Andromeda galaxy - the dust lanes are beautifully caught!

    What is the globular cluster? - M15?

    I'm a reformed astronomer, I did an astronomy degree and 3 years post-grad research in stellar UV spectroscopy. A long time ago now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Beautiful astro-pics.
    I love the one of the Andromeda galaxy - the dust lanes are beautifully caught!

    What is the globular cluster? - M15?

    I'm a reformed astronomer, I did 3 years post-grad research in stellar UV spectroscopy. A long time ago now!
    Back at ya!

    The glob is M13 in Hercules (the visual clue is the 'three bladed propeller' you can just about make out in the cluster itself) :-)

    Nice to find some fellow stargazers on this forum.
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    Here is my main claim to fame, the 1st ever detection of the element Bismuth in a star other than the Sun.
    Right proud.

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...tcallback=true
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