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simmo39

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  1. Thank you, it could do with a lot more subs and work.
  2. Hi all, Well with the the little gaps in the cloud we have had over the past week I thought I would go and try and sort out my spacing problems and at the same time see what I could image. I think Im going in the right direction with the spacing and only need to do a few more adjustments then its onto the tilt/ droop problem. Anyway here is a quich H(HO)O image of the flaming Star Neb. 2 hours on each of Ha and Oiii. Could do with a lot more and then some Sii but it is what it is. Hints and tips welcome Thanks for looking.
  3. For that one image that says it all! im still trying and failing due to weather but one day! lol
  4. These have been sitting around for the past year not being used so I thought In would part with them. 1 x Cannon 600d astro modified and with a 12v adaptor so no heat from an internal battery. Cannon battery and charger is included and now also the intervelometer. £230 with postage ( UK only )
  5. Hi Bill, thanks for the reply. I will increase as you recomend. I just dont understand how I got it right before and now cant sort it, Must be an age thing or gremlins!
  6. Hi, I have had this scope setup for over a year but since before Xmas I have had a lot of issues with tilt and droop of the focuser and now its compounded by spacing problems. I didnt have so much of a problem before ( the tilt was always there but never as bad as it is now ) Can somebody look at this Ha sub and advise me where Im going wrong? Am I to close for the FF or to far out ? The Scope is a SW 72 ED using a OVL FF at the moment the spacing is just about 55mm. Thanks in advance
  7. Thanks for the review, You have answered most of my questions about this scope. As Columbo would say, just one more thing. The plastic ( well I think its plastic ) cone spacer between the camera and scope is that sturdy enough or is it worth replacing it? Simmo
  8. Hi Lee Thanks for the quick reply, will look forward to reading your review. Im going to use the scope mainly for narrow band Nebula stuff, Im not realy a galaxy fan for imaging although i do have a go during galaxy season. I was thinking with the reducer I would find it easier to frame shots of the larger nebula. I was also thinking about going down the ZWO EAF route and you have answerd that for me. I will have a good read of your review but from what you have already said I think I will be saving some cash and investing in one. Just need to hope FLO can get stock soon. Thanks agai
  9. Hi and thank you. I do have a few quetions for you. How have you found the focuser? I have read of a few being a bit iffy As the scope comes did you find that you got a flat field of view? I would be using it with a ASI 1600 mm and with my present scope ( SW 72 ED ) I struggle with gettting round stars at the edge with an OVL flattener ( Im still trying to get spacing right but also think I have a little tilt in the set up. ) Have you used it with the 0.7 reducer they recomend? and again how was the stars? I must admit that one of the main reasons for looking at this scope was
  10. Has anybody had any experiance with the Askar 400 ? Im look ing in the future to replace my SW 72 ed and this scope seems to tick a couple of boxes for me.
  11. Here is my last of 2020, taken over the last few days of the year in poor weather. Hopefully we may get some good sky soon, need to make a start on the Tadpoles!
  12. Second rendition is my fav.
  13. Hi, yes looked at that aswell, It is already on my list of options that I cant afford right now along with the scope in question. lol. The Askar appeals due to the wide field option with the reducer. I have found a little bit about it on CN where it seems to have its supporters but someone also complained about its focuser. Not that one bad review would influence me that much.
  14. Hi, I was just looking at FLO`s site and came across this scope : Askar FRA400 f/5.6 Quintuplet APO Astrograph The spec interests me especially with the FR giving a wide field of view at F3.9. Has anybody on here got this scope and what are there thoughts, I not in a position at the moment for a new scope but this has got me thinking as a good compliment / replacement for my SW 72 ED.
  15. Im still having problems with my set up and with the poor weather havent been able to solve the spacing problem, Any way we had a couple of clearish nights over the last few weeks so I set up at the only target that I can find that would give me a chance of finishing before it went behind the trees. I have had to crop the image a lot more than I would like due to poor framing by me and the said spacing problems. I have also stretched the data to within an inch of its life. So here it is: The Pelican taken with my SW 72ED and ASI 1600. Ha 57 x 240 s and Oiii 40 x 240s. Stired up and mixed in PI
  16. Yep, looks to be a very good piece of kit. You are doing a great job with it!
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