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About Craigyboy3542

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  1. Hi guys, Does anyone know of a way of using 2" filters with a DSLR and standard lens? As i am wanting to buy some new filters and rather then having to buy clip filters then 2" filters when i upgrade to a colour CMOS i would prefer to buy one set of filter i can use with both. If that makes sense
  2. Thank you so much Peter I thought it maybe something different like that appreciate the help.
  3. Hi guys I am using the following website so i can work out the image scale in arcsecs per pixel to put into Pixinsight, however I have been looking on the web and can only seem to find it in mm (22.2 x 14.7m) and a pixel size of 5.2µm. Might sound stupid but do I just need to calculate 22.2x5.2 and 14.7x5.2 or is there something more technical involved as there seems to be with cameras sometimes http://celestialwonders.com/tools/imageScaleCalc.html
  4. I feel your pain there. takes me a few trips also which is a pain in the Bottom being in a wheelchair...lol
  5. Not sure I would be able to afford the V2 with the USB hub etc. But would be nice.
  6. I think this is a bit beyond what i could do I am like the look of the Pegasus Powerbox as saves me having to make my own cables etc. i know it more expensive but i guess it saves me screwing anything up.
  7. I wouldn't say i 100% know what i am doing, but also don't think i am a total idiot which is why i thought using something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/100-240V-Adapter-Converter-Transformer-5-5x2-5mm/dp/B0787CPCTW would be fine once i have cut off the end and added the Anderson PowerPole connectors. Look at the options you have listed i would still need a 12v DC input and that is what has got me all confused at the moment.
  8. Hi guys I am looking for some advice/tips for power cable management. I was going to use a rigrunner velcroid to the side of my mount so I could just have one power cable and a Powered USB hub for all other devices so in total only 2 cables to my mount. However, after contacting the company for the rigrunner they said they wouldn’t sell me one as I was going to be running from the mains and it is a 12V DC input. I did explain that I would be using a 240V to 12V DC adaptor, but they said this wouldn’t be suitable. So, I am now at a bit of a loss what to do about the cable managem
  9. I have a Sky-Watcher .85x Reducer/Flattener for ED80, I can see that I have to screw it direct to the drawtube (shame there isn’t a quicker/safer way) but I can’t figure out how to attach it to my Canon 1100d do I nedd a different adaptor as the one I currently use to attach my camera to my 2” tube extension doesn’t seem to fit. Also I have read somewhere the you have to have to correct spacing between the camera and Reducer/Flattener in order to have round stars how do you do this?
  10. Hey Guys I am looking to sorting my cable management out this summer while the weather is nice and not able to do much imaging. i am looking to go with a powered USB hub and ad rigrunner for power management. I have looked around and and i am unable to find anything to say if i can wire a rigrunner to use direct from the mains power supply as i do not use a battery pack due to them being to heavy for me to move as i am in a wheelchair. Does anyone know if they can be used in this way and any other advise on cable management would be most appreciated.
  11. Ahh cool yeah something like that would be good Thanks Stu
  12. Hey all Is there anyway to attach a 2nd shoe to a SW ED80 Pro for a 9x50 finderscope ?
  13. Does anyone have a light pollution plugin for Google earth? i did have it saved on my laptop but can't find it or the website i got it from and it was very handy
  14. Guys can i get some help!!! I am just being stupid but i can't get my head around it :( I am looking at modding my camera which i know is a good thing, as i will only be using it for astro imaging i believe the mod i require is the filter removal... Here is what i can't get my head around... As i have the filters removed to allow more Hydrogen Alpha in to get more red Nebulosity .. i have then been recommended to get the CLS-CDD clip filter as this has a IR filter in it wouldn't that cancel out what the modification was for?? Like i said i am probably just being stupid
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