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I got out last night for some great viewing and had a crack an my first AP. HEQ5 aligned, ED80 with D3000 attached via T Adapter and followed all the advice I have read.

On looking at some of the images (Orion Neb, Double Cluster) I noticed the focus wasnt quite as sharp as it should be. I used a focal mask but on looking through the D3000 view finder it wasnt at all easy to get the correct focal image , even when using the brightest stars.

Another query is how do you guys get such large images? I have read lots of posts and seen photos of the moon, DSO and planets taken with the ED80 and either a DSLR or CCD. These shots show amazing detail, but when I attempted last night my image of Orion Neb for example was quite small.

I'm a novice but keen to learn so any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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