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Johatin

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About Johatin

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    Venus Team
  • Birthday 03/13/1981

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  • Location
    Nashua, NH
  • Interests
    Music, Astrophotography, video games
  • Occupation
    being me

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    http://www.myspace.com/johatin
  1. Hey Guys......sorry i haven't been around lately......my scope finally came and first light was quite an experience......the moon, jupiter, saturn, M8, all looked very stunning......the only down side is slow cool down time.....the scope wasn't fully adjusted when i took that pic of jupiter........and it was windy and cold......not much fun......... I'll post more pics as soon as I can.......my myspace page has the most recent..... Later Jon
  2. The Milky Way with the 300D

    wow rusty......u must have super dark skies.......spectacular shot......the plane makes it cool too........
  3. radar......tony........great shots guys......saturn is quite challenging.......for me anyway......lol:thumbsupmate:
  4. 3 Dso's

    awsome results man......to me.......it looks like you didn't modify your 350D... i didn't choose to modify mine......i like the results way better......
  5. a somewhat rewarding night

    thanx guys......ordered my new scope yesterday.......soooooooo excited..... see ya
  6. DSLR Questions

    hey radar, just browsing through here.....my camera is the canon DSLR 350D.. no mods...off the shelf....and i like the results....nebula is blue-ish-green, and some red.........especially with M8....the only problem i can say i have is FOCUSING......what a chore....
  7. hey guys....found a real good site 3/4 of a mile from my apartment, some middle school soccer field........nice and dark though......i tried to get as many pics in as i could, but it was 3 degrees out.....and my fingers only lasted about an hour and a half. my scope did prove to work a little better after greasing the mount and carefully cleaning the mirrors. i attached some photo's from that night, notice the ghost from the lens in one image. i'm going to buy a new scope, to go on my scope. its the orion apex 127 maksutov....very small and compact....i'm going to use it as a camera lens or a guide scope....i also heard its a great little scope for lunar/planetary work....i would hope with a f/12.1 system.....my question is....can u reduce the f/number with a maksutov like u can an SCT......for faster prime focus exposures. if u want to see more pics and a music video i made, check out www.myspace.com/johatin see ya Jon
  8. New member here

    sure....nashua is in New Hampshire, USA......1 hour north of boston.......
  9. New member here

    thanx....draig....that pic is the last bit of the eclipse the other night..... Radar........i can't remove the barlow....but i took apart my scope, and cleaned it really good.....I also collimated it to my best judgement......I'm going out tonight to do some piggyback and also try moon and saturn shots... even know it's 25 degree's(F).........wish me luck...........see you guys later.
  10. New member here

    hey radar, the telescope i currently have is a celestron 6-inch f/7 newtonian i think its the c-150hd.....its got a built in barlow lens.....which i've heard is junk....but anyway........i checked out naturespeak.com....i have to say those are some killer pictures man...........i'm officially jealous.....haha....keep up the good work!!
  11. New member here

    thanx, radar.....that moon pic is actually a mosaic of 3 images, and the insert image is the same night, just a smaller focal length. i wish my telescope still resolved that kind of detail.....but i stripted the screws in the mirror mount, so i had to drill them out, and in the process i destroyed the mirror cell.... so now it won't stay collimated....but i can still do piggyback..... see ya
  12. New member here

    update/pics thanx guys......its cool to finally be able to chat with other people about astrophotography......i'll post some more pics for ya....same equipment setup, i don't know if anyone noticed in my pics....but i know nothing about dark frames...etc. am I missing any important steps in processing? As far as what i'll image most.....i don't think I can answer that question with out my head blowing up....lol......I want to do both..........i'm thinking the LX-90, or a SCT on a german equatorial mount......still got a couple months to decide though......see ya later Jon
  13. Hello everybody.........i'm new to this forum....i'm glad i found it......all photo's are taken with a Canon DSLR 350d,(not modified) either piggybacked or coupled to a crappy, forever uncollimated 6-inch f/7 newtonian.....no motors, all hand guided!! But so worth it!!...... I'm troubled by the debate of which telescope to buy next, that will work good with a DSLR, a few things I need..... 1. high resolution lunar/planetary..... 2. deep sky.... 3. motors!!!!! my research has pushed me towards the jack of all trades.....8-inch Schmidt Cassegrain, most likely the LX-90......but i don't want to make a huge mistake, especially after waiting so long..........any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanx
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