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About RichLD

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    Astrophotography, landscape photography, scuba diving, walking, cycling, tinkering and making stuff from bits of rubbish
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  1. Forgot to mention - one of the main features of the app for me is focus peaking when using UWA manual focus lenses e.g. Samyang 14mm - extremely useful for regular daytime shooting, especially with a shallow DOF.
  2. I have a gripped 6d and have 3 pairs of BluMax LP-E6 batteries, which I'm extremely happy with
  3. Correct. Multiply this figure by around 3
  4. +1. I use it with my 6D but find it works best using a lead, not the wifi hotspot option. Top app!
  5. Check out this article, it really does give some idea of how much a lens can be damaged before you'd notice any difference in the image...
  6. What a great piece of work, you must be well pleased! Thanks for sharing your build, really enjoying the thread
  7. I think it depends on how clean your filters are. If they are all dust mote free I suspect you'd get away with it. I'm sure some of the more experienced mono imagers will chime in soon...
  8. Have you seen this on UKABS? Just sayin'...
  9. With AP, every time feels like the first time for me - the first sub that appears on the screen (especially after plate solving a target in NB) gives me that wonderful and unique buzz that all of us who practice this dark art know so well. After I know that my target's framed correctly, focus is on the money and my guiding's good, out come the bins for the visual thrills As much as my route into AP was through visual, I'd have to say that I love the faff of imaging, all the toys and the planning that has to go into it under UK skies, especially travelling to a dark site with a dual rig. I must be a bit of a masochist!
  10. Nice graph, especially considering the payload! I love my HEQ5, it's never let me down. It has to have one of the best performance to cost ratios in the bottomless money pit that is AP.
  11. Thank you all so much for taking the time to share your knowledge and experience! I'll report back when I've done the deed...
  12. Wow, that is fantastic! Thank you so much for the info, it's very, very much appreciated! I'll let you know how I get on All the best Rich
  13. Excellent job sir! I have a very similar set up and initially diffuse the light from the panel with white perspex. I still have to use sheets of white paper to take the brightness of the panel down due to having two cameras that don't like very short flats - the QHY8L has a dual readout chip and the QHY9 has a shutter. I've tried dimming the panel with a PWM device but found it flickered a bit too much.
  14. Lovely capture, my favourite galaxy by a country mile! Well done sir