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  1. Been following the reverse auction and then saw this thread Came within my price range and just pulled the plug, apologies to anyone else who was interested and everyone else for the bad weather. Garry
  2. Just got the tape measure out, mines approx 19cm wide by 69cm long. Regards Garry
  3. Do you still have the laptop to try and download on that then copy over to desktop? Good luck. Garry
  4. Great thanks, not sure im ready to sacrifice my only imaging camera if things go wrong just yet
  5. Just read through this great thread and couldn't see if you'd mentioned how much weight was actually reduced? In comparison to the original weight. Also, what did you finally house the stripped down carcass in, did this go toward a cooled camera project? Thanks
  6. One thing to remember is that powering your guide cam from a battery wont necessarily connect the cam to the laptop as i'm not sure how many of these batteries with usb connectors actually act like a usb hub but simply just charge things i.e. Phones/tablets. I' m new to the whole leaisure battery game myself and am just getting to grips with the extra bits and peices to actually make it work myself Good luck
  7. Thanks Louise Fov is slightly different, as per 12dstring so i've adjusted the settings, does look ike the indexes are still within range. Just need clear skies to see if it still works. Thanks
  8. Hi all, Just taken delivery of the coma corrector and was wondering whether I need to review my astrotortilla indexes or config given that the corrector is also a 0.9 reducer. Is this likely to make an impact on the setup of Astrotortilla or is the 10% difference unlikely to make much difference? For info i'm using it with a 130pds and a Canon 1100d. Thanks in advance. Garry
  9. I generally take about 40 flats and ill start taking bias as part of my imaging session as they dont take long, not sure i'll take 200 per session though. No darks as dithering setup between apt and phd. Thanks everyone for the input, all very helpfull. Garry
  10. Great thanks, guess I need to start taking my bias at the end of the night. At least they are quick to take. Thanks again wxsatuser
  11. Hi, i replaced the finder with a rigel quickfinder. Once aligned it was so much easier to find things up there. Good luck with whatever you go with.
  12. I'm confused now as i thought bias weren't temp dependant? They are at the same iso though. For info i'm not using darks as read that they can cause more problems with dslr as not being at a set temp so im trying dithering at the minute. Thanks for the info.
  13. Hi all, Previously i was using around 20 bias frames for the 1100d. I then read a few posts that suggested I needed a 'few' more so recently generated a new bias library of 200. Stacking with 20 frames wasn't much of a problem but now i'm thinking that once DSS has generated the master bias for the 200 after their first use, I can use that single master in future. Is my reasoning correct? Thanks Garry
  14. Thanks both, worked fine tonight but i think the focus on the guide scope may have been a bit out yesterday which may have caused my problem.
  15. Seen a few threads about guiding on a comet and tried it last night on Lovejoy only to be told by phd2 that the star was lost after a split second. Tried a few diferent exposures with no success. Im using a qhy5l-ii colour on a finderscope. Anyone any tips on what settings I could use to give this another go when the skies clear? Thanks
  16. Thanks Redmoo, hope it goes well. I was thinking the same until i read one of the tutorials and it mentioned soldering which put me right off the idea. As far as the first choice goes, the ccd filter has been ordered from Modern Astronomy. Hopefully be here in a few days, and plenty clear skies will follow.
  17. Think im convinced, get the filter and practice longer subs while saving for the mod. Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated.
  18. Thanks for all the input, I am guiding so maybe filter first to push the subs up then think about the mod. Too many choices.
  19. Thanks lensman and groberts, only use the canera for astro and dont have any lenses as always use the scope, so one less thing to worry about.
  20. Thanks both, guess its time to get my camera booked in for the mod
  21. I want to get my 1100d modified but given the light pollution in my area im also looking at a clip in cls ccd filter. I can't afford both at the minute but which is the best to get first? Is it worth getting the cam modified and using it in heavy light pollution without having the filter? Thanks Garry
  22. Safest not saftest, bl**dy ipad keyboards
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