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Andy Milner

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  1. Quick question for ASI120MC users. I have been tweaking my red and blue settings in Firecapture and not sure I have them right. Could any of you look at your log files and let me know what you have them set at? I'm going to attempt saturn again this year and feel I need to just check my settings. Thx Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. It's a fair point about the price and resell value. I think honestly though it looks great for lunar imaging and for planetary imaging on my scope I know I'm limited so I may just go for it and see how it performs and compares. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. James this is interesting.. I have an ASI120 3.75 that I have been using rather successfully on my 200mm 1000mm newtonian ( F5) with a 2.5x Powermate at F12.5 however when I use my 5x powermate giving me F25 I think I'm pushing the scope beyond its limit this losing detail. I've been looking at the ASI174 as a potential replacement for my ASI120 but I'm worried, would this mean I would need to really push my scope to far at an even higher focal length? Would it be a good purchase for lunar / planets at 5x powermate ? (Slightly confused) and in need of a quick decision before zwo put their price back up later today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Okay what about the new iOptron IEQ45 Pro. It boasts zero backlash as there is no spring in the new model. It also boasts a better worm and gears. Would this mount be good for a 200p? I hear from Olly above that the IEQ45 is not ideal for a large newt. There are initial reviews the new Pro version would be fine with long ota's. Would anyone using the new IOptron IEQ45 Pro be able to confirm this? I'm interested in a good mount that is light to carry but gives me the best bang for buck for long exposures using my newt. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Sorry can I ask if anyone has used the skywatcher autofocusser on a 200p (this has the standard focuser not the dual speed focuser) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I reccomend Firecature. It is designed for planetary cameras. I found that setting it up was a little bit of a learning curve but it performs well and gives lots of controls. Adam Leach gives a good introduction vid to the features. http://www.astrosite.co.uk/category/blog/tutorials/
  7. Would this help with my newt too? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Bizbuilder. Quick one.. Do you just hold up the Huion to the OTA, or do you cover your OTA with a white sheet and then hold the Huion up to that? Just getting it right in my head first I'm wondering if the light is diffused enough it needs a "pillow case" tied round the OTA first. Thanks... Andy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Very helpful Stu! Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Great app I found shows you graphically. Not sure if this app is on android. I am using this on the iphone. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gas-giants/id397831483?mt=8 Also shows you where the moons are and their transit shadows. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Bizbuilder would that a4 huion light tablet be enough for my diameter of my 200p. There is just a couple of mm each side with a gap. Otherwise it seems to be just the right size. My concern is the 2mm gap will cause an uneven light source? For £30 I think I might go for it. It powers by usb and the A3 version being twice the price is mains powered. Do you think I will need the A3 version for the small gap? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. This gives me a thought.. I'm using a 2" light pollution filter at the front of my coma corrector? It seems to work well but I'm wondering if this Would be better screwed into the t-ring? Would it make my optical train for coma better or worse? Has anyone tried both options and seen any noticeable difference? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Received a T2 canon t-ring in post today. Will try it out when I can and report back. Will try my unmodded DSLR too and try and narrow down issues. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Ahh okay, That sounds possible. Could you look at this. This is from last night... a 60 second exposure of M37 Cluster. There is nice round stars in middle and movement at edges. What do you think? It's about the best tracking i managed during the wind. Full Moon last night so was out testing stuff.
  15. Louise. I bought this finder guider adaptor from Modern Astronomy recommended as perfect for the 9x50 finderscope in my 200p. In the photo I have placed the qhy5l-II in there to show you. I did not get a nose piece as far as I remember/ know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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