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About Ant

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  1. moon

    Yeah I quite like these too. Are these single images, or a stacked and processed final image? Keep'em coming! ant
  2. Welcome to SGL - that's a cracking image! Ant
  3. When I read the title, I thought that you'd come to your senses and moved to the dark side Lovely kit full of glass mate, remind me again what they do? lol
  4. So you joined SGL and in your first post asked us to help you do something illegal? When that's pointed (which you clearly already know), you don't care. Cheerio Ant
  5. Should enter that into the Lunar Challenge!
  6. Damn fine image! Well captured. Ant
  7. Well done to everyone that entered the challenge. Once again (I'm like a broken record) really tough to vote. You guys make it so hard to pick just three.... Ant
  8. Skyris 274 Mono

    Lowered the price down to £400 - this really is a cracking little camera Will stick it on Astro BuySell if no one interested here. Cheers Ant
  9. LUNT CaK B600 Diagonal

    Hi Charon, Yes, it is. Thanks Ant
  10. Thanks to everyone for entering images in this months challenge. Please note that the challenge is now over and judging will start. As usual it'll take us a few days to go through all the images and pick our winners. We hope to have this complete by the weekend. Thanks again to all those that entered Ant
  11. I realise that this is sold. Which is great news :). Its a cracking scope. But as a gentle reminder to all - it is a requirement that all For Sale adverts on SGL have a PRICE. If they don't, the mods will ask for a price to be added. If one isn't added the mods will remove the ad. Thanks Ant
  12. SGL 2018 - Save the Dates!

    That's a bit restrictive lol I've already booked Two weeks off for the 2024 eclipse...
  13. 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
  14. 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