OutsideTheMatrix

OutsideTheMatrix

Joined on Mar 31, 2016

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  • Replied in Goodbye Sodium
    Will we see smart lighting becoming more prevalent? I see it's on the table in NYC, with lights being dimmed after 11 PM.
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    Thanks, I find this HIGHLY encouraging!  I have a lot of light pollution so must find some way to deal with that, as the LP filters I have are all of the 1.25" variety.  But from what I've seen ...
  • Replied in Goodbye Sodium
    I tried to download the other tools but it isn't letting me for some reason.  Which one would you say is the best free tool?  I live near NYC and have a ton of light pollution. Longest exposures I ...
  • Replied in Goodbye Sodium
    Thats what I use!  I wonder how it compares to the ones he mentioned?
  • Replied in Goodbye Sodium
    What about a good semi-narrowband filter like the Astronomik UHC?
  • Replied in Teleconverters
    What would be the minimum aperture needed to do good planetary imaging? From your post, I am inferring that 60mm would be good enough? I made a prior post where I listed the equipment I have, I ...
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    Roger, it is a 185mm f/5.6 lens, I remember you told me awhile back you have the HS30. It comes out to 33mm without the TC and 56.5mm with the TC. I dont know the quality of this TC, but it is ...
  • I had heard that the DH version was a newer lens, but does it suffer from the same issues as the other two?  Maybe even worse because it's a smaller TC? I got the Canon TC-DC58A which was made for ...
  • Replied in Teleconverters
    That makes a lot of sense! It reminds me of the warnings given when one tries to buy a department store scope that advertizes "450 power" when the scope is a 60mm refractor so the highest ...
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    Thanks Roger, with regards to teleconverters, would they gather as much light as a scope of a similar aperture?  So let's say we have the HGD1758 TC which has an objective which is 90mm wide, ...
  • Yep that would save the agonizing over whether the DH or HGD version is better.  I think it turns out the HGD is better anyway, it should be with a 90mm objective and weighing 20 oz!  But with ...
  • Wow was that taken with the P1000 also? It has more detail than many telescopic images!  That one is even more impressive than the Saturn image with how much detail is visible!
  • thats amazing, Paul, it is crystal clear!  I took a look at the Saturn shots and they look great, especially the 786 stacked shots!  I wonder what software he used to stack all those shots?  You ...
  • wow that is surprising since the sensor is a bit smaller.... is it better at higher ISO?
  • I love it, but worried about the max aperture of f/6.5 at full zoom.... that isn't an issue, Paul?
  • Thanks I pmed Bill though I'm not sure he's around anymore :(  I've been looking for threads of using the DH1758 vs the HGD1758 on various subforums but haven't had much luck outside of that ...
  • Bumping an old thread I know, but I am trying to figure out whether the DH1758 or the HGD1758 would be better for the HS50. The DIYHunter link is actually for the HG1758- the HGD version is ...
  • Yes, but I was encouraged by the images taken of the moon and even on the rings of Saturn with the DH1758.  Looking at the review in my post though, it looks like the HGD1758 is far better and ...
  • Replied in Teleconverters
    Unfortunately, the kind of requirements I have is going to be hard to come by because I want the kind of camera and lens combo that can take pictures of small birds far away as well astro objects ...
  • Replied in Teleconverters
    Basically yeah! I found this comprehensive review site: http://pages.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/User-Guide/FZ-30/Converters/Tele-Test/Scene-1/Tele-Test-Infinity.html http://pages.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam ...
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