Thanks a lot Trevor. It's a great site and I look forward to learn more from it. We don't have that many clear skies these days in Portland, but hopefully that will change soon and I'll be able to contribute some new AP pics.
Hi Trevor, thanks for accepting my request to be a part of your group. I am a retired Vocational Counselor. My interest in astronomy began with the arrival of Comet Halley. I am interested only in astrophotography. My scope is a Takahashi 102 and (to this date) an unmodified Rebel XTi. I guide manually at this point, but I have an ST-4 which I intend to use when I learn to operate it. I live in Salina, Kansas but my dark site is a farm outside of Solomon, Kansas, from which my skyfog limit with the Rebel is 4 minutes. I am not computer savvy and so I may not utilize the full capability of this site. I look forward to learning and sharing with our group members. Jim
Thanks for the welcome Trevor,
I am just starting out with astroimaging. I had a good look at your pics. and they look terrific!
I struck a bit of bad luck last night, my mount stopped tracking completely. I feel this could be electrical problems. Most likely, the mount will have to go back to Takahashi in Japan for repairs. I could be out of action for a while.
It's a pity as we are here in wintermode and skies are nice and clear at this time of year.
Hi Trevor, Let me introduce myself as curious man that looks at the sky with the ignorance of a commun person and with a small scientific backgraoung. After intensive professional work I have now retired and my brother in law Emile Pulinx invited me to joint astrogad in order for me to know about what he is doing and other are doing too. Many thanks for you welcome. Regards, Joan