Hey Dave, thanks a ton for the ton of info!! I think you've helped me make up my mind: to hell with astronomy, I'm buying a skateboard!! Haha! No, I'm gonna look into some of the items you mentioned. Charlie recommended some gear, orion guide pkg, and the Celestron C6-RGT, but if I need at least an 11" to view and photo galaxies, Looks like I've got a lot more digging to do…Again, thanks for the help!
Hey David, haven't heard from you in a while! I noticed you haven't posted anything recently, and I thought you might have packed it up. I went to your website and realized you are still imaging like crazy! Your new stuff looks really great. I especially like your recent photo of M109. Cheers!
Yep, know what you mean. I have been researching so much in the last 3 months my head is spinning. For me it is coming down to matching the equipment to the set-up and the DSLR right now is the choice. To me it does not make sense to add really expensive chrome wheels to the new Chevy but the cool chrome wheels that cost less still look great when your wheels spin. Sorry to sound so metaphoric but that is why this site is so great, talking to people like you. Learning is great
Hey Man, thanks for the info, you have explained the mod to me in English. I am going to be getting a new camera set up soon but I am still torn between a DSLR or a CCD so for the time being I am going to give some webcams a try. The mod on the DSLR sounds really great and I may go that way myself because at the end of the day I still have my Sony and a great little Kodak. I really want to get a set-up just for astrophotography and the MOD to a DSLR sounds like the right choice (I think :) ) thanks for the info, it really helps, Phil
Hey Man, I read that you have sent your new camera out for modification, what exactly does the mod do for the camera, I have seen so much on the web about it but all conflicting info and could not find one clear sentence for the final result. Thanks, Phil
Hey Man, Phil here, really nice work with your images and I do mean work in the artistic sense of the word. I always looked at your images on the Celestron's site but to tell you the truth just finding the time to get on the site and upload my own stuff, I never had time to comment on others folks great work like yours. Hats off to you. Anyway getting late for me but I wanted to say hi, BTW I am from Brampton, all my family is still in and around that area including Hamilton, Toronto. I was just up in Ancaster in September enjoying the fall fairs and the escarpment (Bruce Trail). We always fly up to Buffalo when we head up that way, next time I will see if we can hook-up. Again great stuff, you and the rest of the great folks on this site are such an inspiration.
Welcome David!!! Feeling your pain about the weather. Got Charlie telling me like every night how he is thinking about going and setting up. We've had t-storms every night for a week straight....started building an ark and gathering some animals. Enjoy the site, we are just getting started!
How difficult was it setting up your skyshedpod? Mine is coming in the mail right now. And did you find the company a little slow to respond in general or is it just my experience based on the holidays?