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  1. sulaco

    Dew Zapper for Sale £19

    Hi, Selling a brand New unused secondary newtonian dew zapper from Altair Astro, bought then found out much later it was the wrong size wanting £19 posted payment via paypal https://www.altairastro.com/Newtonian-Secondary-Mirror-Dew-Heater-Elliptical.html Thanks Campbell
  2. sulaco

    Extra bright Mars

    Last night I randomly woke at 3:15 and when ever I get up in the night i can't help but have a quick peek at the stars as the street lights are still off. I noticed Mars in the south but more bright than I've ever seen it, it really stood out. I'm wondering if this extra bright appearance might have anything to do with the colossal dust storm playing out at the moment and the particulate reflecting more light in the atmosphere? Any thoughts. Campbell
  3. sulaco

    Star adventurer mini

    Brillian idea, just got the SAM and also thought that's something that should be added. Campbell
  4. sulaco

    SkyWatcher Synscan WiFi Adapter

    Thanks for the quick reply, i kind of suspected as much. Don't really want to swap them about so just stick with the status quo. Cheers
  5. sulaco

    SkyWatcher Synscan WiFi Adapter

    I like this thread a lot, a hand held control is often more versatile that cabled or pc based control. Does anybody know if it's possible to connect the WiFi adapter in series to the lynx astro eqmod cable which connects via usb to the pc. Never use handset but it could be usfule sometimes so if adapter can connect to mount port the lynx cable it would be ideal. Cheers Campbell
  6. sulaco

    DIY Polar Align Camera...Sort of

    Hi Geordieboy, You know, I've no idea why I wrote spacer as there isn't one just the polemaster attachment and the turning I made. Sorry for the confusion. Campbell
  7. sulaco

    DIY Polar Align Camera...Sort of

    Hi Dave, Thanks, not sure how accurate that would be I'm sure the pole master lens has a pretty short focal length working in conjunction with it's software but when using the Sharp cap software a longer focal length is better from what I understand. I'm using a Takumar 85mm 1.8 and it works well, StuartJPP mentions above that simply attaching the guidecam off axis on the scope works just as well. I'm a Jeweller so I just love fiddling about on the lathe, I find it a nice little attachment though.
  8. sulaco

    Time to say goodbye :(

    That is absolutely gutting, very sorry to hear loved gear being destroyed by the elements. All the best with future interests
  9. sulaco

    DIY Polar Align Camera...Sort of

    Am I missing something here, shouldn't the mount be aligned to the polar axis through the mount axis. Does Sharp caps design need it to be mounted off central?
  10. sulaco

    A Sunflower after a break

    Thanks Jannis, I remember doing something similar once but I usually use an action on PS but I'm not convinced that it's as good as doing it manually. Going to give it another go, I've also downloaded Pixinsight demo. Thanks Campbell
  11. Wow...incredible detail, fantastic bit of imaging.
  12. Wow! that's incredible and very nice imaging.
  13. Here's my first image after a year and a half absence, I've always loved the Sunflower galaxy in wide field but this image would certainly benefit from a lot of extra subs and practice in precessing. I've had nothing but issues with eqdirect and recently got a new Lynx astro cable to replace Hitec astro one and suddenly my problems were solved. Any advice and tips for smoothing out the background would be appreciated, Thanks for looking Campbell Scope 130PDS on HEQ5, guided in PHD2, stacked in Nebulosity, levels in PS6 lights: 20 x 300s @ 800 iso Flats: 20 x Bias: 20 x Darks: 20 x 300s
  14. sulaco

    M81-Green channel

    Incredible image in even just one channel
  15. sulaco

    The quest for Integrated Flux - Part 3

    Fantastic image, thanks for sticking up that tutorial link too.

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