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#1 - Very nice, how long have you been doing astrophotography? …  [+] (1 reply) 22 hours ago on M13 (New and Improved) 0
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#2 - bloorajah (9 hours ago) [-]
ive been doing astrophotography for about 2 years.i only recently started sharing my content here in the past few months.
Its an awesome, and very interesting/reqrding hobby, but first and foremost it is EXPENSIVE. right out of the gate, you are looking at maybe 3-4000$ for a decent setup.
if you have some knowledge of engineering, mathematics, and electronics, maybe lower that figure to around 1,000$.
i currently operate with a few webcam astronomy cameras i obtained from orion, mainly the one i use is the starshoot all in one camera, i highly reccomend it as a beginner camera because it is cheap (around 350$), and later, when youve got the ropes down a bit and upgrade to a DSLR or CCD chipset (i reccomend a DSLR as it is cheaper and has about the same results) the all in one can be used as an autoguider to make your images even better.
as for telescope, any size will do well. i find that a 6: refractor/reflector works just fine for my needs, i may expand the aperture later when i have the money, but exposure time always trumps aperture. so auto guiding and mount are really where you want to throw your expertise and money.
Finally, the mount. the mount is probably the most important part of a setup. its also, the most expensive. mounts are somewhat like cars. theres a limit to how good they get, and beyond that its mostly splitting hairs and bragging rights. Currently I use an orion atlas EQ-G, a perfectly affordable mount, that will keep you happy forever ( i wont get into exact specifications, but its an excellent mount) the atlas comes in at about 1500$, or if you do what i did, and buy a broken one on ebay (try and get one with broken gears, not electronics, as the electronics can get messy to fix.) and install a belt mod (such as the acclaimed one from rowan engineering) instead of gears. and youve got a research grade, backlash free mount that will take excellent photos for decades.
as for actually taking the images, theres too much info to post here, but the internet is a lovely resource, read as much as you can, watch videos about focusing and aligning your mount, read into camera functions, and also play around a bit outside with it. hands on experience beats reading any day.
image editing is also important, to remove noise, brighten colors, and generally make the image look nice, i recommend photoshop, and registax to really make your images nice. (GIMP can also be used instead of photoshop, but it has limited functionality)
if you want to take wonderful looking photos, it takes allot of time, but once you learn a bit, the rest falls into place, and things make more sense.
#34 - I'm sorry, but no.  [+] (11 replies) 12/03/2016 on This got me banned on facebook +14
#101 - notagainpls (12/03/2016) [-]

#70 - anonasdaasdasd (12/03/2016) [-]
You need better sources
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#141 - nagatozjima (12/03/2016) [-]
Why is it that Danes see the fucking truth and Germans/Swedes don't?
#160 - anon (12/03/2016) [-]
How many jews you have there in media/politics?.
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#181 - notagainpls (12/03/2016) [-]
Why are polish people so fucking based recently. Wtf happened
#142 - anonasdaasdasd (12/03/2016) [-]
They're beyond saving
#143 - nagatozjima (12/03/2016) [-]
That is it, we cannot allow for the swedes to ruin the north any further. Sém Íslensk men, som Danske men Som svenska mán, som norske menn aoidjsalhdqerlh Finnsk laidjaldh. It is our duty to preserve the north, even by force
#203 - anon (12/03/2016) [-]
I honestly thought you were button mashing when writing the Finnish -- though, I agree. The Swedes are honestly destroying Scandinavia from the inside, as are the Germans to Europe; som nordiske men, lad os suge giften ud av blodbanen.
#205 - nagatozjima (12/04/2016) [-]
Næsta stopp, SVÍÞJÓÐ!
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#60 - izdubar (12/03/2016) [-]
That article completely glosses over the fact that sharia has many completely anti-liberal (and from a standpoint of a westerner, yes "radical") ideas and components to it.

It's just arguing semantics.
#82 - So why exactly are you going full retard as of late?  [+] (3 replies) 12/02/2016 on Why we Tip the FBI +1
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#105 - Elk (12/02/2016) [-]
>as of late
>implying that he hasn't always been

Is that actually him, though? There are two Ts and one L in "tottaly".
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#140 - thatoneiranianguy (12/02/2016) [-]
Don't know to be honest.

I think maybe he got banned or something and came back with another account? I don't know.
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#88 - SOUL CRUSHER (12/02/2016) [-]
He got roasted not to to long ago. He's just trying to stay relevant
#25 - That's a very simplistic understanding of events; in fact it h…  [+] (3 replies) 11/29/2016 on Hitler +11
#56 - anon (11/29/2016) [-]
While I agree with the nuance presented here, it's also worth considering that we did not put an embargo on Japan just for shits and giggles. The embargo was for materials that were considered essential to Japan's war effort in China. The embargo was, in a way, actually an effort to promote peace, not war. Or at least make war in Asia untenable for the Japanese.
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#31 - WutsAtroll (11/29/2016) [-]
good post, i'll respond tomorrow when i'm not exhausted
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#33 - thatoneiranianguy (11/29/2016) [-]
It's all good mate, I'm exhausted myself. I was gonna run off and play some hearts of iron 4, ended up typing that out, and now I am fully realising how tired I am. heh.