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  1. Just checked and thanks for putting my mind at rest Andrew! I've swapped it around anyway because the way shown in the pic would cause the tube to hit the mount. So I'm sticking with the finder scope at the lower left until funds allow for a new mount which was on the list next anyway Cheers, Will
  2. Just thought I'd share my shiney new purchase got this off eBay for £220 and I'm very happy with it. Came with the finder scope and the diagonal. The tripod etc is from my old 127 SLT setup. Hoping for some clear sky tonight as I'm at the caravan near Kielder so light pollution not really a problem for a change! Anyone else have the C6 and have any advice/comments with it? Cheers, Will
  3. Hi there, I know this forum is sponsored by FLO (First Light Optics) but after using them several times I can honestly say they are the best place in my humble opinion for your equipment needs. They have the best prices I could find in the UK and there customer service, which to me is the most important thing, is brilliant. The one product I had a problem with that I bought from them was replaced within days without any hassle and they will do anything to make sure you have a first class experience. Hope this helps! Cheers, Will
  4. I noticed in the description the sensor type is CMOS, generally for astrophotography you should be looking at a CCD sensor. For planetary imaging you don't need to do long exposures and would recommend the Phillips SPC900NC which will set you back around £75 for a ready prepared one. For deep space imaging which generally involves long exposure, you would need to be spending at a minimum £275 on Imaging Source camera. Hope this helps! Cheers, Will EDIT: Heres the Imaging Source camera for long exposure/DSO imaging http://www.firstlightoptics.com/imaging-source-cameras/dfk-21au04as-colour.html And the SPC900NC on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-SPC900NC-CCD-with-1-25-eyepiece-adapter-and-IR-blocking-filter-/200797970099?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Webcams&hash=item2ec07ddeb3#ht_500wt_1414
  5. Just thought I'd share this link for a brilliant guide to planetary processing with Registax 6. The website is ran by a chap called Paul Maxson and I have found it to be extremely useful in getting to grips with Registax 6 and general planetary processing. I've posted the link a few times on the forum and it seems to get great feedback every time so thought it was worth posting here possibly as a sticky? Hope this helps anyway as it certainly did for me! http://www.sunspot51.com/Registax6/Registax6.htm Cheers, Will
  6. I would use this website as a start for getting used to sharpcap and using registax for the processing - http://www.sunspot51.com/Registax6/Registax6.htm I've used it since starting up and it's been a great point of reference and have had some good feedback from other people regarding this site! Hope this helps! Cheers, Will
  7. That looks great, nice and sharp which cam did you use for that? I'm thinking of going for a DBK as a nice upgrade from my spc9000! Cheers, Will
  8. They look brilliant frewi, really sharp and loads of detail. Something for me to aim for! Cheers, Will
  9. Taken tonight in the freezing cold (minus 2 degrees Celsius!) over 120 seconds at 15 fps on this one if I remember rightly. This is also the first night I've managed to use my x2 barlow! Any comments or constructive criticism welcome! Cheers, Will
  10. I'm finding 15 to 20 fps with a 120 second exposure is working well for me. It depends on the camera and I noticed you have the spc900 also which runs on usb 1.0 which isn't very fast for data transfer. This compresses the images that are recorded in the avi file unfortunately. Are you using sharpcap to capture the raw data? Cheers, Will
  11. @eid that looks a lot sharper than my attempt! Did you do that through registax 6? Cheers, Will
  12. I've tried processing this through Registax 6 and a bit of cropping and adjustment has brought out this: Using the equipment in my signature was hoping it would have brought out a bit more detail or am I being a bit too hopeful? Seeing conditions were good and my scope was cooled down for at least 45 mins. Link to the avi below : Raw avi file Many thanks for any help in advance! Cheers, Will
  13. Think I'll give that a go next time im out, noticed on my jupiter pics its either massively overexposed jupiter and the moons or normal jupiter and no moons! Cheers, Will
  14. Thanks for the avi, Registax 6 practically blew up with that big of a file for me! Was wondering what mount you have with Mak 150? Cheers, Will
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