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  1. Solved I simply got rid of Image Stabilization etc. - set to none and used it as the old way of set size + x,y .
  2. I believe you are correct - it is probably due to the Tuning on the sweet spot - will train on that too, ... soon - I think I got it now - I only need practice a lot and hone my skills - as ever.. I will see when I get a few hours of Sun and I happen to be at home [in peace from work!].
  3. Hi Yes, I know I can 'record' ROI live and not crop later, but I had a video and notice an area and wished to crop it to ROI to see if I could get something out of it. I have not used PIPP in ages - I have PIPP x64 2.5.9v. I have set ROI and AFB centred to small area and if I uncheck 'Show AFB/ROI, I see the 'correct' area shown only - as it should. After I processed it, all I get is the top left quarter of the video and the bottom right corner is almost where the AFB is - i.e. ROI is shifted to top left ! I do not understand. I will re-install PIPP, it might be corrupted or it is my fault not seeing something. Any idea?
  4. Received ITF and replaced it. This morning taken PST to work, as it was sunny. Tried it visually for about 20 minutes and is 95% better - using a 8-24mm Zoom, a nice arch + smaller prominence on top left. The only thing left is a bit of 'shading' coming from the tuner, but I guess that should be normal - I am no expert, just a guess. Looking forward to use it now - if I match home days with sunny days - finally The Sun goes over my garage so, it suddenly added 2 more hours + it comes up over neighbour's house an hour earlier!
  5. I managed to order one ITF from Maier and waiting for it and also in hope there is NO import charges. In the meantime I played with it a bit to see how my cameras behave with it and I got a few images. I am constantly learning ... as it should be in any hobby really - it is part of it!
  6. Anyone know if there is a problem at Maier Photonics ? Sent 2-3 emails + enquiry form and again an enquiry form to ask to read emails as the enquiry form itself is set to only take about 35-50 characters! My wife called them by phone about 15 minutes ago and over there is 5h earlier and nobody replies. Are they closed for holidays or closed for good or ...! ADDITION Manage to speak on the phone and ordered one.
  7. Thanks for reply. It seems the only cheap option available, but out of stock. I emailed them and hope to get a reply soon. Strange thing is the enquiry form have low characters max limit!
  8. HI Just got a second hand PST and it needs the ITF replaced - got a whitish ring in it. See my open Thread here - I did not see this thread before I opened mine - not sure what the filter in the ocular receptacle was called - but I am learning! Where can I buy now [Feb 2019] a filter - just the glass to slide in in place of the old one - so, finally get clearer views? Thank you 'experts' ! Clear skies M
  9. Thanks for your valuable input Sunshine, I will check that out
  10. Sorry for late reply! Thank you for all the info, I will have a look at those videos and PDF soon. Appreciate your help - what a nice Forum! Clear skies - day and night !
  11. Hi I have got a PST and I noticed to work 'generally OK' on prominences, but when I focus on surface I can only 'clearly' focus on the 'circular helo' line you see on this attached image. I believe the filter within the ocular receptacle is an ERF - correct? 1. Where can I find info on replacing it - I am a DIYer - so, I generally need the inside info to get on with it! 2. Where do I buy and which one without getting a mortgage? ;p[ I already spent all I had to get this PST. I am just trying to get into Solar as well, to enhance the experience - I actually do like The Sun, but never had the chance to do it properly and only played with a white light filter a few years back. If it is too expensive I will have to return it. Thank you in advance expert guys. Mauro
  12. Well, send me a link with the how to! I am an electronics technician, but I never worked with stepper-motors and I do have some Arduino bits I also never played with - never found the time. Will check that NEMA17 PG27 I only tried to do a electric focuser myself for an LX200 once using the old EQ6 stepper motors + old controller - and it was not bad at all - then stopped there! I do agree to this too, certain things must be done by yourself 'better and cheaper'
  13. You have read my mind, I was thinking to get a cheap electric focuser - what a good idea. I even thought to cut a ring from a ~68mm black drain pipe and insert it in then gap! The strange thing is, I might put the original back as I managed to make it stable and the only reason I 'wasted money', was to attach a DSLR needed to go more inwards. I might put that back on after I cut a section - just about 10-15mm and then use an extension if need to use a CCD.
  14. It is! That is why I got a second hand PST - waiting for it and start to play with it testing my cameras and do the basic mods needed. Then one day I will get a 6" F10 and ERF [one at the time - I am not rich!] - like many do - and do the mod! or try my AR152 [with 85mm ERF] first + x2 cheap Telecentric Barlow and see what happens ~ £. 90 - if no go, I will have to get a 6" F10 one. I am getting older and solar would be a great help in 'continuing' amatorial [had to add it to spell-checker!] imaging and observing. Try what you have first - is my motto - try, try, try - get fed-up, leave it and try again and again! Pffff and maybe get a WOW - I've got it right!
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