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  1. Sorry chaps - just seen this message! We're actually starting these conversations and talking to Lucksall over the next few weeks.. We'll update you as we get more info!!
  2. Has anyone tried to download the APASS catalog from PI and succeeded? Have tried on several occasions but it constantly fails.... (I have asked on the PI forum as well..) Cheers!
  3. Thank you all for the feedback so far - it really helps us to know how to plan the future!
  4. Links During the talk, Adam showed the Photometric Colour Calibration module and mentioned that the catalogues could be downloaded. He also showed the GAME script for the Selective Rejection method, GAME - courtesy of Herbert Walter - can be downloaded from his repository at: https://www.skypixels.at/HVB_Repository/ (In PI, go to Resources, Updates, Manage Repositories, then add this URL). There are lots of different scripts that Herbert makes available too. The database files for PCC are now available to download via the PI Software Distribution platform. So, login to your account and they are with your normal software downloads. Additional information can be found on the PI forum at: https://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?threads/new-in-pixinsight-1-8-8-6-gaia-dr2-local-database.15385/ Grant will get the video up in the next day or so - and we're hoping to arrange another session with Adam in the not too distant future!
  5. Some scary stuff - past and future!!! Really interesting - thanks again @JulianO!
  6. Those are cracking images Trevor!
  7. Definitely worth it! I have one and not had a USB issue since I switched to it!
  8. Talk is still on for tonight, banner should be working again now!
  9. I've just noticed that as well - trying to track down Grant to check. we are still OK!
  10. I hadn't thought of that Grant! Yes, that would be much neater....! Thanks!!
  11. Hi gang I need some very small diameter 2-core black/red figure of 8 cable for my 3D printer - the sort of size that the small 40mm x 40mm x 10mm cooling fan needs. As far as I can make out, the external diameter is 1.1/1.2mm, which I think equates to a 0.2mm2 per core. No more than 1 amp rating - it is only running the small fan after all. Like this https://www.3dprinterspares.co.uk/2-pin-jst-to-2-pin-dupont-fan-extender-cable-90cm-133-p.asp but after a long length so I can make my cable to fit... I can't seem to get the right search spec into eBay or Google to find a supplier! Anybody have a link? I could ask the above supplier to see if they have a reel, but I suspect they just buy them as pre-made.. Thnaks!
  12. Came across this thread while investigating exactly the issue the OP had, after ABE. Turns out the rear element on my flattener has come loose and had clearly shifted between taking the lights and flats! The flattener is now off for fixing, but wanted to give a shout to @Oddsocks and for a 3 year old thread!!
  13. Wow, that's lovely Peter! I like the IC2574 (swirly galaxy, left of the blue star, to the left of M81) - but there's lots to look at in there!!
  14. Thanks Mark! I'm certainly interested in contributing data for this project! Perhaps we could organise a Zoom call to go into more of the details of actually contributing?
  15. Having acquired an ADM mount for my Polestar, these are now surplus. 1. EQ6 adapter 2. Star Adventurer or photo tripod adapter. Includes a brass reducer Both have slight usage marks, but these are hidden when in use and do not affect usage... £20 either one including UK 2nd class tracked postage. Bank transfer or PayPal (+fees)
  16. This ASIair actually belongs to MikeP, I had borrowed it from him while I had a ZWO camera. Mike has now upgraded to the newer Pro version so has asked me to list it for sale. The proceeds from this sale will be going to Charity - specifically to Macmillan Cancer, which is incredibly generous of Mike! The donation will be made in the name of Mike, and of course, the purchaser. Payment will be to me, I will then make the donation and post the receipt here for all to see. In perfect working order and flashed to latest firmware. Just download the ASIair app and away you go! Price is £110 including UK insured postage.
  17. Thank you both! Found this interesting discussion - https://www.aavso.org/use-baader-rgb-non-photometric-filters as well. So, at least I can start measurements and keep the kidney! Thanks again!!
  18. So, starting to take steps in to variable star measurements,... I have downloaded the AAVSO CCD guide and will be working through that to measure my systems parameters (gain, e/adu, etc) and it comes to the question of filters... The Photometric filters are expensive, but also seem to be rarer then rocking horse poop.... It seems Baader have stopped making all their Johnson -type filters and are working on a set of sloan filters, but I can't see any info on when they might be available. So, is there an alternative to the V filter I can use while I sell my remaining kidney and good eye to pay for one?? I have the standard RGB/Ha/Hb/O3/S2 filters for astro-imaging at present... Cheers!
  19. T2-2" inch nosepiece adapter wanted. Thanks!
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