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Skywatcher star adventurer

Postby bengourben » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:17 pm

Hello everyone, its been a while!
Took the plunge and bought a Skywatcher Star Adventurer.
Its quite a lovely piece of equipment.. Even just to gaze upon!
I had my first proper go with it last night, full moon and all! I managed 2 hours of ha on Cygnus using my 12 nm clip filter. I surprised myself with managing to frame The north American and pelican, first go.
It was also my frist time trying an old M42 Prinzflex 135mm prime lens with a canon adapter.
The lens itself was fairly banjaxed when i bought it, the aperature was stuck wide open, so with a bit of poking around, manged to stop it down half way-ish. Still ok for 15 quid.
The fov turned out to be tighted than I expected, probably to do with the adapter and the crop sensor combination.
I found I could get 4 min subs, unguided with good polar alighnment, at least I think the stars are round!
Great weather here, topped 32c yesterday nice to be in the garden at 2am wearing just shorts!
Clear skys allImage

Jason

Skywatcher 200p
Heq 5
Modified Canon 1000d
Qhy5ii mono,Finderguider

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