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I Got A New Telescope, How Do I Find Galaxies?

August 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Articles, Featured, How To's, Starting Out

“I am using the stock eyepiece of this scope. I haven’t been able to observe galaxies, nebula and star clusters like I would love to. Perhaps I am doing something wrong?” This is a comment somebody posted under my YouTube video “Omni XLT 150 Setup” It seems this is a common theme with many people […]

Finderscope turned Guidescope

March 30, 2009 by  
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Last weekend I went out to do some imaging and was having problems with my guidescope. I used a super long 60mm Tasco with a webcam mounted to it. It worked okay, but it wasn’t working so great with the clouds, and it did not help that I was imaging near the zenith. That meant that […]

Pictures longer than 30 seconds

March 27, 2009 by  
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Someone just asked, “can I take exposures longer than 30 sec. using my Nikon DLSR?” The answer is yes. You can take exposures much longer than 30 sec. but you have to do it manually. Set your Nikon DSLR (D40, D50, D60, D70, D80, D90) to manual (M) or shutter priority (S) and move your […]

Astrophography with a 1 1/4″ focuser

March 13, 2009 by  
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If you are like me, you are amazed by all the wonderful photos people are getting with their telescopes. Yes it does take a while and is not easy, but there are things you can do to try it out. We’ll focus on the types of astrophotography you can do with a  telescope that has […]