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CosmicOrangutan

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  1. Thanks for the advice Goran, the issue for me is that i'm going to be moving around a lot for a fair few months. I will be doing some wide angle milky way starscapes down there along with wildlife/nature photography for the time being and could use the extra cash for travels. My telescopes and rest of the setup is remaining here in the UK until i settle or decide to come back. At this point im hoping to of made my millions and be able to afford a new CCD when the times right.
  2. Major Reduction on my last 2 cameras the ZWO ASI071 and Skyris! Grab yourselves a bargain! (see top post for edited prices)
  3. Hi Stu, yeah its still available, sorry have been working away this week so unable to check messages. Just let me know and we'll sort out the details.
  4. Hi Stu, Im looking for £100 lowest on the orion starshoot. I have found the dovetail bracket and original box also so you get the complete orion magnificent mini package which retails at around £250 so I feel thats a pretty good deal. cheers, George
  5. ASI071 USB 3.0 Colour Cooled Camera and extra accessories: In immaculate condition bought from FLO in April and only used twice over the summer. In the original box with USB3.0 lead, 2 x USB2.0 leads ( the camera has 2 x USB 2.0 hub on the back ideal for connecting to a guide camera so only one USB lead is running from the camera to the laptop), 4 x extra ZWO adapters, Cushion Case, Driver CD, Desiccant tablets and application tube. Also comes with a number of essential extras: Atik mains power supply cable, Lynx Astro Cigarette Lighter power supply cable, 10m USB3.0 extension cable, ZWO 2” IV/UR cut filter (unopened; is useful for obtaining colour balance on certain DSO's) and Baader T2 29-46mm Varilock extension ( used for obtaining prime focus from your telescope). Everything you need to 'plug in and play'. ZWO product information: https://astronomy-imaging-camera.com/products/asi-cooled-cameras/asi071mc-cool/ Reduced to £975 posted to UK Address or if you are near Dorset i'm happy to meet. Also open to sensible offers . All this gear retails for over £1750 and all items are in next to new condition. Selling as emigrating to Australia in a couple of months and having to scale down my imaging setup . Any questions please let me know and thanks for looking! George
  6. Hello Everyone, I am off to Australia in a couple of months and unfortunately unable to take all my astronomy gear with me so I'm downgrading my imaging setup back to a DSLR again. I have 3 cameras I am looking to sell. * SOLD * ASI071 USB 3.0 Colour Cooled Camera and extra accessories: In immaculate condition bought from FLO in April and only used twice over the summer. In the original box with USB3.0 lead, 2 x USB2.0 leads ( the camera has 2 x USB 2.0 hub on the back ideal for connecting to a guide camera so only one USB lead is running from the camera to the laptop), 4 x extra ZWO adapters, Driver CD, Desiccant tablets and application tube. Also comes with a number of essential extras: Atik mains power supply cable, Lynx Astro Cigarette Lighter power supply cable, ZWO 2” IV/UR cut filter (unopened; is useful for obtaining colour balance on certain DSO's) and Baader T2 29-46mm Varilock extension ( used for obtaining prime focus from your telescope). Everything you need to 'plug in and play'. £1100 Posted £850 POSTED (All this gear retails at nearly £1650 and is in next to new condition!!) *REDUCED* Skyris 618 Colour Planetary Camera with IR cut filter: 130 frames per second Colour planetary camera in excellent condition, includes USB 3.0 lead, Driver CD, IR Cut filter, 1.25” nosepiece, Celestron Manual and original box. £175 *SOLD* *SOLD* Orion Starshoot Autoguider and Orion 50mm The Starshoot is in very good condition and was only used a couple of times. The 50mm guide scope is also in good condition but does not come with the dovetail connector or tube rings as I will still use these on my current setup. So included in the package: starshoot autoguider, usb 2.0 cable, ST4 guiding cable, 50mm guidescope and original manuals. £100 Posted SOLD! Any other questions or picture requests etc please let me know and ill send you some over. Thanks for looking!
  7. Glad to hear a couple of others had a clear spell and sorry to those where its cloudy. Just packing up now as the mist is building and patchy high clouds are upsetting the guide cam. As expected a few teething problems with the new camera, frost build up on the sensor window being the main worry. Also figuring out the best gain/offset settings for the Leo triplet has been an issue. Still, some positives from the session and nice to be out under the stars again!
  8. Hi guys, MetOffice satellite images are predicting clear skies tonight in Dorset until around 2am. Very excited as I can test out my new ASI071 OSC and try and get used to my switch over from DSLR imaging and a switch over in software from BackyardEOS to Sequence Generator Pro. Hoping to get a few hours on the Leo Triplet. If anyone has any tips on using the ASI071 would be great to hear from you? I am currently making up a beginners guide to using this camera as i haven't found a lot of information on this camera compared to the ASI1600. I thought it would be a good idea to compile what i have learnt so far for anyone else with this camera. I believe it must be a popular choice for people moving from DSLR into CCD/CMOS imaging. I will be trying it out tonight with the 130PDS and soon on my C8 Hyperstar. All the best, George
  9. Hi guys, I have an Orion Starshoot autoguider and Orion 50mm guide scope for sale. The Starshoot is in very good condition and was only used a couple of times. I had issues with the drivers for the camera when i upgraded to a windows 10 laptop so i changed to a QHY5 guide camera. (Worked fine on Windows 7 desktop and windows 8 laptop) I believe Orion have now updated the drivers to work with windows 10 according to their website: http://www.telescope.com/Product-Support/Astrophotography/Autoguiding-Solutions/Orion-StarShoot-AutoGuider/pc/191/c/244/sc/287/p/99565.uts The 50mm guide scope is also in good condition but does not come with the dovetail connector or tube rings as i'm still using them on my current setup. So included in the package: starshoot autoguider, usb 2.0 cable, ST4 guiding cable, 50mm guidescope and original manuals. Pictures below, looking for £150 £125 delivered or if you're in Dorset i can drop it off/meet somewhere? Thanks for looking, George
  10. These are some great tips, thanks very much guys! I will give these ideas a try this evening and post the results. I have had the odd hot pixel appear before but never in this pattern and to the same scale. Once again cheers , George
  11. Hi Everyone, I'm currently working on a picture of M33 and am having some issues either when stacking or during post processing of the image. This is the first time i'm getting these artefacts appear on my images after stacking so i'm a bit confused. I have a feeling it might be to do with dithered subs and D.S.S as the amount of RGB dots is exactly the same as the number of subs stacked in the image. This said however i have stacked a few other pictures using dithered subs and the same stacking method without this issue. I'm also unsure about the waves of noise emanating from the centre of the galaxy out to the edge of the image. I have attached an image from pixinsight to show what i'm on about. All i have done on it is a quick DBE and then stretched it right out to accentuate the noise pattern and strange RGB dots to show you guys. I think it must be to do with stacking as the RGB dots are visible as soon as you transfer the image from D.S.S to pixinsight. I have also tried stacking with and without calibration frames(dark,bias and flat) to see if it makes a difference and it doesn't. Any insight into these issue would be great and a remedy even better. many thanks, George
  12. Thanks again guys. Here's my final image. I'm pretty happy with it as a first finished attempt on Andromeda. Taken through a 130PDS and stacked in DSS and processed in Pixinsight: Apologies its uploaded as a JPEG so has suffered from compression but you get the idea
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