B_Gardner

Joined on Aug 24, 2021

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  • Replied in Good Moon
    Oops, I just realized that you were probably talking about DavidAT's photo instead....
  • Replied in Good Moon
    It is a great shot. D500-001 states in his message that he used a "Sigma 150-600mm Sport w/1.4 extender" to take this handheld shot. I have been taking photos of the moon using a Canon M6 Mk II and ...
  • That's awesome, thanks!  I did search the archive first but didn't look back far enough.... Bob
  • Created question thread Seagull Right Angle Finder
    I have a Sky Watcher Star Adventurer (SWSA) mount and saw a Youtube video where someone attached a Seagull Right Angle Finder to the polar scope built into the SWSA, but they didn't explain how ...
  • I have been using this mount a lot since August and have experienced the issue described by the OP on several occasions.  The mount will be working fine for awhile, sometimes an hour or two before ...
  • I was able to spot Comet Leonard in 15x50 binocs about nine degrees to the lower left of Venus at 5:45 pm EST this evening from the Washington DC area and followed it for about 10 minutes until it ...
  • Replied in Geminids
    Great analysis, thanks! Lots to consider...
  • Replied in Geminids
    I was able to observe and photograph the Geminids for about 2 hours from a relatively dark site (est Bortle 5) before dawn on Tuesday morning. It was clear and 25F out with no wind. I set up a ...
  • Comet Leonard will no doubt be a difficult object to photograph when it emerges in the evening sky later this week in the Northern Hemisphere.  But, depending on how bright it is, it could be ...
  • By the way, I posted a 1 star review of this product on the Amazon web page about 3 days ago.  It has yet to appear on the page.  Amazon says that it has to be vetted first.  Meanwhile, this ...
  • Ok, thanks. I ordered a second one of the cable that worked for the M6ii.  By the way, does your power adapter cable have a USB-A or USB-C connector? Just curious.  I can't figure out why they are ...
  • Thanks for the ideas.  I tried the USB-C both ways, no change.  As noted, I already tried the M6ii cable on the M50 and it worked.  But I was concerned that it might not be a good idea long term. ...
  • Created question thread USB power adapter for M50
    I bought a USB DC power adapter for my M6 Mark II off Amazon and it works great. It consists of a cable with a USB Type A connector on one end that plugs into my power brick, an inline DC power ...
  • Replied in Geminids
    Ok, thanks.  I'm using the Canon BR-E1 wireless remote and I just looked at the user manual but don't see that capability mentioned in there.  But I'm definitely going to try out the Continuous ...
  • Replied in Geminids
    Wow, thanks. For some reason, I didn't think that the Continuous shooting mode worked in Manual.  I just tried it and et voila, it worked.  Thanks again!  Not sure what you mean by "lock the ...
  • Replied in Geminids
    I was up at 4 am this morning to photograph Comet Leonard so I tested my M50 in meteor mode while I was out.  The new dew heater didn't work for reasons as yet undetermined.  I am still waiting on ...
  • Replied in Geminids
    Thanks for the info, much appreciated!
  • Replied in Geminids
    Forgot to mention that I also picked up a USB dew heater for the lens.  Thanks again to NightHiker for the link to 1DSmil's post on the Geminids.  His tips about where to point the camera were ...
  • Replied in Geminids
    Thanks for the links.  Concur that this forum has an excellent search feature. It returns thousands of responses!
  • Created question thread Geminids
    I'm preparing for a first attempt at capturing a meteor shower on an M50 next week.  I believe the shower peaks at 2 am EST on 12/15 (Wed morning).  The gibbous moon sets at 4 am which should ...
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