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ianaiken last won the day on December 11 2015

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About ianaiken

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  1. Images taken with this scope using my DayStar Quark (also for sale)
  2. 11" Imperial ADM Losmandy type universal dovetail bars complete with some left over stickiness as shown in picture from standard use of duct tape (which I can clean off). Looking for £45. Payment by PayPal or Bank Transfer. Collection or delivery (delivery should not be more than a few £'s)
  3. ADM 100mm guide-scope rings and ADM type d series dovetail plate adapter. Could sell rings separate to patent adapters if required. Looking for £90. Payment by PayPal or Bank Transfer. Collection or postage (postage should be approx £9 for special delivery).
  4. Selling my DayStar Quark H-aplha eyepiece as I dont have time to use it. Comes with original box, power supply, manual etc.... Within 10 minutes of plugging in it's ready for solar observations or imaging with magnificent detail. I used this on my 152 (6") Starwave refractor for both breathtaking visual and high detail imaging. Sample photos posted are taken with this combination and an ASI 120MM camera. The 6" Starwave (also for sale) needed only a UV/IR filter fitted at the front of a diagnol with no recognisable distortion from thermals and no recognisable heating of the tube or optics. An excellent combination. Looking for £750. Payment by Paypal or Bank Transfer. Collection or I can post Special Delivery (should be around £9 for delivery).
  5. The Starwave 152mm delivers rich field views of the night sky using a large 6 inch / 152mm of unobstructed aperture at an incredible price. What's more, this lens isn't your average achromat lens. It is constructed from high quality Japanese Ohara and German Schott glass with top quality coatings, a very smooth polish and accurate surface figure free from striae. Another use for the Starwave 152mm Achromat is solar imaging. If you ever wanted to push your Daystar Quark or Quantum to the next level this optical tube has it all. 6" of aperture and a fast focal ratio for the fastest frame rates. If you're interested I also have a Daystar Quark for sale. Contact me for info. Scope has slight cosmetic mark as photographed where a small bit of its fancy sparkly coating has come off and also a minor scuff where the dew sheild knob has rubbed down side of tube upon retraction. These in no way hinder the scope performance. Solar images taken by me with this scope using my Daystar Quark Chromosphere (also for sale). Looking for £600 and payment by Paypal or Bank Transfer. Given the items size would prefer collection or meet up half way etc....
  6. 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

  7. 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
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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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