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christo

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  1. Hi all,

    I'm just getting into modified webcam imaging and starting to accumulate the necessary equipment. I am looking for opinions on the necessity of using IR/UV filters when imaging. I've been looking around and some people argue that they are wholly necessary and some are of the opinion that they are maybe not so necessary. Also if I should get one any suggestions on which one in particular?

    Cheers folks,

    Chris


  2. Hi all,

    I'm going 'round the twist here!! It's bound to be something simple but I cannot get K3CCD to produce anything other than a blank screen. I received my newly modified SPC9000 and it works fine with QC Focus but not K3CCD (as I've paid for the full version this is rather annoying). It is also recognised in My Computer. It's not the preview button that need clicking as suggested on the K3CCD web site so I'm at a total loss. Have tried reinstalling the program but to no avail.

    Any help greatfully received.

    Cheers,

    Chris


  3. Hi,

    Maybe a short guide on what you can see during the different season with a beginners set up and the naked eye. As a beginner (which was not that long ago, still really a beginner now) I loved being able to tell friends what they were looking at, makes you feel like a real expert!

    Regards,

    Chris


  4. Hi all,

    Have posted my SPC9000 webcam to Astronomiser today for the SC1 long exposure modification today as I'm keen to begin experimenting with deep sky imaging. What I really need to know is what other equipment should I invest in to make this new venture a success based on my telescope type? Also I understand that a focal reducer would be required, but how would the different types affect the images I produce, again based on my telescope?

    Thanks in advance for the help folks,

    Regards,

    Chris


  5. Hi,

    Would like to add my contribution to the quality of this retailer. My mount recently took a bit of a whack (no one has yet to admit it, however the missus looks a little guilty!) which bent one of the latitude adjustment screws and snapped the alignment peg at the top of the tripod. I contacted them asking if they could source the parts and two days later the adjustment screw appeared on the door mat and a email informed me that they would order the alignment peg. All at no cost. Superb customer service, many thanks.

    Chris


  6. Hi all,

    I've been registered on the forum for some time but only made a few post before being 'sucked' into another forum which has frankly gone to the dogs. Therefore I have decided to seek some intelligent company and happily find myself here. I'm living in Durham (although originally from Northampton) in a site with very little light pollution, although of late a great deal of cloud! I have a 8 inch Celestron reflector on an CG5 German Equatorial goto mount and love it. I would certainly put myself in the keen amateur category and wonder in amazement when I'll be able to achieve some of the wonderful imaging results that some of you guys achieve. I've been seriously into astronomy for around 18 months and have completed a few courses in that time (from Univ. of Manchester, Open Univ. and Liverpool John Moores Univ.) which I would really recommend.

    Anyway enough of me going on. I really look forward to speaking to all of you very soon.

    Regards,

    Chris


  7. Hi all

    I'm looking at modifying my SPC 900 web cam for long exposure and wondered if anyone had the instructions/plans for undertaking this. I'm a bit of a novice at this sort of thing so if its a bit tricky it may be better to get someone to do it for me. What do you think??

    Cheers Chris

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