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ianaiken last won the day on December 11 2015

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About ianaiken

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  1. hi ian just putting the feelers out what is the absolute minimum for scope and reducer,still waiting for the esprit 100 to be available ,thanks ian

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    TS-Optics Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8

    Open to offers on this excellent scope. PM me.
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    Deep sky imaging showcase 2018

    2018 I was not busy at all with Astro Imaging it seems. Two images the whole year! IC5070 Bicolour taken with C11 and Hyperstar with Baader Highspeed Filters 9 Pane Mosaic Sadr Region/NGC6888 taken with C11 and Hyperstar with Baader Highspeed Filters
  4. Rosette Nebula in Ha. Hopefully the skies will be clear later this week to add some colour to it. 2 pane mosaic taken with C11 Hyperstar and Baader f/2 highspeed filters. QHY163M CMOS camera @ 40s sub exposures guided on EQ8. When I do I will make the central cluster pop more as this is often overlooked (I'm told).
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    TS-Optics Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8

    Hi Geof I don't I'm afraid. The reducer was recommended for the scope along with the appropriate adaptors. Happy to sell them when you become comfortable.
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    TS-Optics Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8

    Hi Ian it really is a great scope. Still sitting there unfortunately. May be a keeper though maybe one day down the line I will need a refractor again its great for astrophotography and visual.
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    TS-Optics Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8

    Price dropped to £1700 ono
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    TS-Optics Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8

    Again without sounding too bias it is
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    TS-Optics Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8

    Although I may be perceived as bias it is the best scope I have ever owned. No fuss, works out of the box, fantastic optics, no focuser slop. I've also got the reducer for sale plus adaptors to make this faster for imaging.
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    Baader LRGBC Filters 1.25"

    Selling my Baader LRGBC filters 1.25". Excellent condition. Recently upgraded to 2" so no longer required. Looking for £176+postage
  11. Baader H-beta 1.25" filter 8.5nm. Sat in my filter wheel all its life in excellent condition. No longer required as I have a Hyperstar system which takes 2 inch filters. Looking for £66+postage or offers
  12. Selling my fantastic TS-Optics Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8, a Quadruplet Apo with built in field flattener, as it doesn't get used now I own a C11 Hyperstar from which I do all my imaging. This is by far the best refractor I've ever owned. Stars are tight and perfectly shaped and works flawlessly out of the box. Absolutely cracking scope and I will be very sorry to see it go but it needs to be used and put to work. The last image I produced with this fantastic scope is attached in the photos. Optional accessories: - Televue NPR1073 reducer for flat APO £248 with adaptors taking this scope to f4.6 - Lakeside USB motor focus with bracket for this scope £241 The TSQ-100ED apochromat for astrophotography offers a gigantic fully corrected and illuminated image field. ♦ 100 mm aperture / 580 mm focal length / focal ratio f/5.8 ♦ 4-element design similar to Petzval - all four elements are built into the tube at fixed positions. ♦ 49 mm image circle with 100% illumination and correction allows using full-frame size cameras ♦ 3" CNC rack and pinion focuser suitable also for heavy cameras, with dual speed and the possibility for threaded connection of accessories. ♦ Generous working distance for trouble-free adaption of all cameras and also observing with 2" star diagonal Looking for £1780 + postage (prefer collection)
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    IDAS LP P2 1.25"

    Selling my IDAS LP P2 1.25" light pollution filter. Absolutely fantastic. No longer required due to having 2" hyperstar system. Unfortunately I cannot find the box so will ship in a Baader filter box. I should find the box in the future and can send that later. Filter spent its whole life in my Atik EFW2 filter wheel (also for sale) Looking for £126+postage
  14. Atik EFW2 USB filter wheel.with 9x1.25" carousel. Has a bit of a cosmetic scratch on casing. Comes with 1.25" dark filter (making taking darks easier if you use kit remote) includes 2" noise piece. T2 connector camera side. Looking for £330+postage

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