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Posts Made By: Joseph Babendreier

July 13, 2016 02:28 PM Forum: ASTRONOMY

just saying hello

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

I used to belong to AMart years ago.

I joined again recently.

I've been doing some astrophotography lately. Been at it for a few months.

So, just saying hello after being away for a while.

August 28, 2016 06:43 AM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Eye-Fi cards

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

I bumped into a write-up on Eye-Fi WIFI capable SD cards. Never seen one in action.

Anybody use one of these? (Transcend also makes them AFAIK.)

As far as I can tell, you stick this card into your DSLR and it will send each image (once captured) from your DSLR to your laptop (no wire connection needed). You need to download the app from Eye-Fi onto your laptop and the laptop must be WIFI capable.

That is what I understand.

You can get one of these things cheap:

Since I'm pursuing the mirrorless camera idea, this seems like a cheap way to get a WIFI capable camera with a sensitive sensor. I'm particularly thinking of trying a Sony Nex-5N.

If you have any experience with these, let me know. Thanks.


October 24, 2016 03:34 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

DIY filter mod for DSLR

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

I am using a Canon 450D to do AP. I'm thinking of doing the mod myself.

I operate on a shoestring budget (yeah, I know how ridiculous that is when trying to do AP). So I'm hoping to find a good deal by buying a leftover from someone who bought a filter and then never got around to doing the job.

Where in the Classifieds would such an object appear? I assume "filters", but then one never knows!

BTW, since we're on the topic, is the Baader BCF filter the only one people use?

(I have a Meade f/9 102mm APO on an AVX using a Canon 450D.)


July 11, 2017 02:33 PM Forum: How to make AstroMart BETTER!! My idea is.....

expiry date

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

My account expires tomorrow.

Amart is mainly a market for buying & selling.

And if you're not buying & selling, why pay $15 ???

Very little ever happens in the Forums (expect, oddly enough, in all those categories like politics that have nothing to do with astronomy).

So, I'll once again disappear from Amart till I need to buy or sell something.

Have a good time everybody.


PS I was one of those who paid my $12 years ago for what was SUPPOSED to be a permanent membership.

July 22, 2016 03:36 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Sh2-171 and NGC7822

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

Very nice image.


July 28, 2016 11:23 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Cyguns Mosaic (4) Panes color

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

That is a beautiful image, Dave.

It's wonderful when it all comes together after collecting all that data!


July 31, 2016 03:10 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Galaxies around M57

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

Very nice image.


August 8, 2016 12:42 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

C8 Hyperstar and Atik 414EX

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

Can you take a picture of the moon?


September 25, 2016 02:33 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Philae Found

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

Many thanks for that link, Maurice!

I think the main accomplishment of the mission was to show once and for all that comets are rocks.


September 25, 2016 02:38 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

NGC 6960

Posted By Joseph Babendreier

Liked your image!