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Offline Eccoskies

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Solar or planetary
« on: 21:13:02, 02 August, 2017 »
Seeing as i'm frustrated to not get any deep sky imaging in over the summer months, I was wondering if I should also take up solar or planetary imaging to get my astro fix?!?
Be interested to hear peoples thoughts on which I should do (and before you say it Rog, im not doing both  :rofl: )

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #1 on: 22:35:34, 02 August, 2017 »
I would say Solar but the old space heater is a bit quiet of late and likely to be so for the next couple of years. Time was when there were a dozen spots at a time, now we have to wait for the same one to come around again.

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #2 on: 23:05:08, 02 August, 2017 »
Cheers Chris, yea things are quiet up there, aren't they!
The other negative for solar is (as silly as it sounds) is finding time...what with work and all the other family stuff  :hurt:
I was leaning towards planetary / lunar but then couldn't decide whether SCT or Mak was the best way  :duh:
Too many variables for my little brain  :pirate:

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #3 on: 00:15:34, 03 August, 2017 »
Do both.  lol

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #4 on: 00:39:18, 03 August, 2017 »
Do Both!  increases the chances....

I always said to Si, that I didn't understand the point of Solar... same-old-same-old.... until I tried it!....

He was quite correct... it's addictive!

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #5 on: 06:30:29, 03 August, 2017 »
And don't for get our Moon
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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #6 on: 12:02:43, 03 August, 2017 »
The other negative for solar is (as silly as it sounds) is finding time...

Its also surprising how few really good days we get for Solar Imaging - transparent and calm with the Jetstream clear north of the UK. Its just as frustrating as night time imaging.

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #7 on: 12:28:50, 03 August, 2017 »
Every summer I say am going to get into Luna/planetary but life takes over. So one day I will get around to it- so my vote goes to planets and moon.

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #8 on: 16:08:33, 04 August, 2017 »
Thanks guys  :thumbup: To be honest I was leaning towards planetary / lunar but I thought I'd ask just in case.
The next decision now is SCT Vs Mak and, colour cmos Vs mono  :pirate:

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #9 on: 18:11:12, 04 August, 2017 »
All of them

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #10 on: 19:25:54, 04 August, 2017 »
 :yakillinme:  :butt:
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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #11 on: 21:20:21, 06 August, 2017 »
If I were you I'd stick with Lunar/Planets mate... only decent imagers image the sun  :laugh: :tease: :laugh:

Seriously though.... get yourself a decent mono camera and a 2.5x barlow and you'll knock off the planets then pick up a Quark and you'll be able to do both all though your frac !!  Then if the lunar/planets lights ya fire think about getting a different scope...

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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #12 on: 22:23:33, 06 August, 2017 »

If I were you I'd stick with Lunar/Planets mate... only decent imagers image the sun  :laugh: :tease: :laugh:


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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #13 on: 09:10:29, 07 August, 2017 »

If I were you I'd stick with Lunar/Planets mate... only decent imagers image the sun  :laugh: :tease: :laugh:


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If I were you I'd stick with Lunar/Planets mate... only decent imagers image the sun  :laugh: :tease: :laugh:

Seriously though.... get yourself a decent mono camera and a 2.5x barlow and you'll knock off the planets then pick up a Quark and you'll be able to do both all though your frac !!  Then if the lunar/planets lights ya fire think about getting a different scope...

S.

I like that suggestion Si  :thumbup:
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Re: Solar or planetary
« Reply #14 on: 09:26:19, 07 August, 2017 »
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I like that suggestion Si  :thumbup:

I have them every now and then mate.... not often though so you were lucky  :-*
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