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  1. Robp

    COMPLETED - Atik 414ex mono - Sold

    This is still available, further price reduction before its placed on a well know auction site
  2. Robp

    COMPLETED - Atik 414ex mono - Sold

    I have reduced the price of this down to £775
  3. Robp

    COMPLETED - Atik 414ex mono - Sold

    Hi all, The filters and filter wheel are sold pending payment and delivery. Just the camera left.
  4. Robp

    Taking it seriously

    You will keep looking at classified adverts until you get a few clear skies. Then when it clouds back over you will go back to looking at all the shiny kit you shouldn't buy whilst you await the next clear night
  5. Hi all, For sale I have an Atik 414ex mono with USB cable and cigarette plug power adapter (filter wheel is not included). Everything is in excellent condition with the original box and a spare descant plug. I am looking for £750 I accept PayPal (buyer to pay any fees) and will send via insured postage to a UK address, or cash on collection from the ST5 area if you'd prefer to have a look at the camera in person. Let me know if you have any questions or require any further images, thanks for looking. Edit - I have also placed this for sale on AstroBuySell Edit 2 - Removed the filter set and filter wheel as they have sold separately. Edit 3 - Price reduced on Camera Edit 4 - Price reduced on Camera
  6. Thanks Flo, mine arrived last week and its a lovely bit of kit, cant wait to use it. The Evoguide 50ED fits within the WO finder rings I had, so I have transplanted half the locking nuts to these rings and I can now easily move it between my Skywatcher 130pds equipped with the evoguide 50ED rings, and the WO star 71. I will end up mounting it on top of the scopes when I get a chance to drill some holes
  7. Robp

    Off centre M42 in HaRGB. 100D and Star 71

    Looking lovely and smooth, me likey. Well done!
  8. Just ordered one I have been looking for a new guidescope over the last few weeks and this looks like it will fit the bill nicely, cheers FLO.
  9. Cheers Kens, will add to my list for comparison. The bonus point for the 383l is that second hand ones come up quite often and it would almost be a straight swap. I'd have to move up to bigger filters though I think.
  10. Cheers Tim. On paper it has an imaging circle of around 40mm if I remember correctly. I've never gone above the 414ex with it though. I could test it with one of my DSLRS if I can get the adaptor off the scope . The 383L still the goto camera for larger real estate?
  11. Hi all, I'm considering moving to a camera with a larger sensor than my Atik 414ex I've not really been keeping up with all the latest cameras and how they compare to the older generations. Does anyone have a cheat sheet/recommendation on what to be looking at? It will be paired with my WO Star 71 V1 and my rig is comfortable guiding at around 15 minute exposures. Mono is essential as I mainly image DSOs in Narrowband from the back garden. I have a budget of up to £1800 for the camera body and am open to both new and used suggestions.
  12. Nice one. Ive never heard of a SER format, your maybe loosing some quality from the conversion but you'd get the same from converting to JPG. What is the stack size on disk before and after conversion? What version of AS! are you using and does that support more than 4GB RAM? If you check system resources do you max out RAM when stacking? if the last two questions are yes, have a look and see if you can drop some more RAM in? check your OS supports it (64bit), borrow something compatible from a friend, or another computer you might have, and see if it makes a difference. it might be a cheap fix.
  13. Converting them to JPG should also reduce the filesize as would reducing the image dimensions. When you have done this before successfully, did you use RAW files or Jpgs? Raw files are quite large so it might be a combination of individual file size (dimensions of the image, and on disk size) and amount of files that is giving you problems? It would explain the AVI working as PIPP splits that up into small jpgs if I remember correctly and Avis are usually lower dimensions than a full RAW file from a canon. (been a while since I did this ).
  14. You can easily check computer resource in Windows Task Manager. Open Windows task manager on the computer and have a look at the performance tab. Start the stack and check the performance to see what is maxing out (CPU, Memory or both). Next try to stack a smaller stack, say 10 images. Check the performance again and see if you notice a difference. The bigger the size of the data set, the longer and more taxing it will be on the application. I was able to get by with an ancient AMD cpu and 4GB Ram, you might just need to drop the amount of data you push through the applications down. I'll have a go at the data later today if no one else can.
  15. Finally! Saturday Night, no cloud and no moon. Doesn't get much better :)


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