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  1. Next up is my Lunt CaK diagonal - its the B600 version. Which is limited to Scopes up to 100mm. I've used this diagonal extensively with the ST102 and it works really well... The two images below were taken at prime focus, and with a barlow. I'm not great at processing hence the different colours - both these images were from the Mercury Transit. The Diagonal has always been kept capped and in the box it came in, so is in very good condition. Pictures attached, if there are any angles that I've missed or you want to see something specific, I can re-take pics. Price new over £1000, looking for around £600. Cheers Ant
  2. Skyris 274 Mono

    Decided to make a move back in DSO imaging, need to fund a imaging scope and guide scope. First up is my large chip USB3 Skyris 274 mono camera. Had some fun with it, I bought it specifically to image the Sun full disc with the PST and ST102(with CaK). Which it does do really well (images below from the Mercury Transit). It's ALWAYS kept in its box, with the caps on. I would describe this camera as being in very good condition (pretty close to "as new" as I hope the pictures show). Price new £699 - looking for £425. I live close to Peterborough, but work in Nottingham area. So could meet up in these areas. Features (From FLO site). Highly-sensitive Sony ICX274A EXview HAD™ Colour and Monochrome CCDs High-speed USB 3.0 connection enables fastest frame-rate possible Capable of exposures faster than 1/100th of a second for sharper, high-resolution images 12-bit output provides higher dynamic range than standard planetary cameras Guaranteed free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years Imaging Sensor Sony ICX274AL (Mono) Resolution 1600x1200 Sensor size 8.5 mm x 6.8 mm Pixel size 4.4 micron square A/D Conversion 12-bit Exposure times 0.0001 to 30 seconds Max frame-rate 20 fps Telescope connection 1.25" barrel and C-thread Operating environment 40°C to -40°C Optical window None Shutter Global Power requirements Powered by USB System requirements PC laptop with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 & a USB 2.0/3.0 port Weight 3.6 oz
  3. SGL 2018 - Save the Dates!

    Did you miss the Mankini...?
  4. Star Party Timings

    I have a mankini already packed.
  5. We have some awesome solar imagers. Ive never seen the voting so spaced out among entrants Well done all
  6. Thank you to everyone for the entries. These two challenges are now CLOSED. Voting will start and we hope to announce a winner around mid week. Cheers Ant
  7. Cassini - The Grand Finale

    Any post with 'UFO' is added to the mod queue for approval. Helps us cut out some of the drivel before you guys see it. Ant
  8. There were some amazing images posted. I was quite disappointed, in that I didn't see any NLC this year at all. Well done to all entrants, not only did you get to see these lovely clouds, but you got a picture or two as well. Ant
  9. SGL Imaging Challenge #7

    Next one is October 1st. We haven't got one starting September 1st. Ant
  10. On my way to the IAPY award ceremony

    Good luck Michael. Ant
  11. What a mess!

    Ah man that's not good. Hope that it's not as bad as you fear when you come home from work. Ant
  12. SGL App???

    Have you checked in the last few days, lightBucket? I find that it's pretty accurate - I doubt any weather app will ever be totally accurate, I believe that the cloud cover percentage is the average coverage over the whole hour. There will be variation within the hour. Ant
  13. SGL App???

    The responsive theme works really very well on mobile devices. FLO have developed the "Clear Outside" app for Android (for proper devices) and Apple . There is a link at the top of the page under resources. Ant