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shirva

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About shirva

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  1. images folder ? ?

    Lol thread started in 2013,,
  2. Heq5 pro, eqmod, hitecastro usb, CDC, twin saddle, Skywatcher explorer 200pds,ed80/0.85 reducer, hitecastro dC focuser, Orion mini guider ,qhy 5lcii,rdf, ed80 finder. Canon 600d/meikie progrip,canon 600d, canon 450d modded, byeos /astrotoaster. CAMFI .

    Eq3 pro, sw st102,sw allview,az gti, eq3,az3.

    Flip mirror,oag, scb2000(2), scb2001, Phil dyer, watec 902h, easycap grabber, 8ch DVR, 3 laptops, monitors,.

  3. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    Never used my Samsung with a focal reducer,, I did get a 0.5 one off of eBay ( joy) never got much luck with it,, Try it brigade again,,lol But when I got my sw ed80 I did get the Skywatcher matched 0.85 one and it makes a nice difference.
  4. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    I see you are linked directly to your TV,, using a usb video grabber and sharpcap would give you more control than viewing straight to the TV. Another useful piece of kit is a UTC... Up the coaxial controller,, allows you to control the camera menu away from the camera.
  5. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    I see you are linked directly to your TV,, using a usb video grabber and sharpcap would give you more control than viewing straight to the TV. Another useful piece of kit is a UTC... Up the coaxial controller,, allows you to control the camera menu away from the camera.
  6. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    As Robert said sorry for going off subject, but will answer his question. I use sw ed80, with the sw 0.85 focal reducer and have a unmodified canon 600d and 400d modded, I use byeos and astrotoaster together,,it works for my needs,, if you search utube a friend has put up tutorials on astrotoaster , he uses canon utilities and astrotoaster,, same principles,, we are both waiting on sharpcap adding DSLRs to its list of camera's it supports,,
  7. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    Sorry James Im more the stick it in and try it brigade,, I haven't got involved in the maths of eyepieces ect,, each to there own,, the eyepieces I have I got came with a second hand scope I got years ago,, I just used it in the flip mirror to help getting the focus in the Sammy , I found I had problems finding the focus point for my Samsung when I first put it on a sw st102,, once I marked the position I didn't really need it much after that,, I was just pointing out that a flip mirror can be a useful bit of kit
  8. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    My heavily modified Samsung scb2000 with flip mirror and 6mm eyepiece
  9. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    Standard plossil, I don't use eye pieces 99% of the time,, just use live view from camera's, stopped using my Samsung about a year ago or so when I went on to DSLRs and backyard Eos
  10. SCB-2000 with C8 at F6.3

    The Samsung scb 2000 is a 1/3 rs sensor and imitates the view that you would get from a 6mm eyepiece or there about,, I usually used a flip mirror with my Sammy made life a lot easier
  11. New portable kit

    Update Weather been poor, cloudy, Had a few snags on Friday night, I had my phone linked to the Skywatcher az gti and CAMFI linked to my 8" tablet,, few connection probs, found that my phone was trying to access CAMFI at Same time as tablet,, just something to watch out for. Download the CAMFI for my laptop ,nice big live view,, one problem CAMFI shuts down the internet connection to laptop,,I'm shure I read somewhere that it can be overcome.. I prefer the laptop to the tablet , just makes things less portable
  12. New portable kit

    Hi the CAMFI software does away with the use of byeos,, but can still use astrotoaster,as astrotoaster monitors a folder so by getting astrotoaster looking at the CAMFI folder we will still have stacking,, CAMFI would be on par with using canon utilities but CAMFI has more features.. if we go to basic astrophotography or eaa with a camera and lens this looks, very nice on a two minute test, ok we will lose auto focus when stuck on a telescope but if I were say using a 10" tablet to aid focus at the scope prior to shooting then I can't fault it,, all the things I imagined it may do actually do.. Yet again it's back to old school,, using equipment that may have been over looked for Astronomy.. The app has a great shutter timer section in advanced mode,, just like a plug in one but on a big screen You will be able to see at night
  13. New portable kit

  14. New portable kit

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