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Everything posted by whipdry

  1. I had a problem with my Chroma OIII filter, got in contact with Chroma direct & sent them images showing the issue. They replied asking that I return it for a replacement, also supplied the RMS labels for the return... I even received the replacement filter before I managed to send off the old one! Ended with an email from them explaining that when tested a thin layer of lubricant had found its way onto the surface of the filter which had caused the issue... still a little baffled by this but can't believe the standard of service! Peter
  2. This is my process using AA5 & PS2, I've rotated, cropped & framed the image...hope that's OK? Peter
  3. My image didn't seem to load properly, have deleted this entry. Peter
  4. I use a StarTech 10 port USB Industrial Hub on the mount with 2x Atik One 9.0 cameras, l think they make a 4 port USB 2.0 Industrial version... these need a 12v supply. Peter
  5. Hello Rick, I have the flattener shown in the Robindonne post, I've added a few measurements that may help... I think the optics would be the same in both versions as they would have been specified by WO. Peter Please substitute depth for length where necessary...
  6. I had a similar issue with PHD2 the last couple of nights, decided it could be the high temperatures effecting my uncooled guide camera... making a new set of darkframe at 24° C seems to have fixed it. Here's what the issue looked like on screen; Peter
  7. Tempting, do they come with bolts for fixing them to a dovetail? Peter
  8. What is this desiccant tube you speak of?
  9. Hi Dark? I have the part you need, think it's original part/parts consisting of a 20mm tube with M62 female thread & a 5mm tube M62 male to M48 male with an internal M48 filter thread for... pictures show its marked as the previous owner was a little over zealous releasing a binding thread. PM me with an offer if you're interested? Peter
  10. Hi Maarten, Glade your making some progress... Once you get the CCD cooling you may find the next issue is moisture within the chamber, I now use the QHY desiccant tube with my QHY8... before flats were a bit hit & miss which drove me nuts! It's obvious now that a fine mist was forming on the CCD as the issue has gone! Peter
  11. Hi Maarten, The only conversion I've seen used the DC-102 controller. QHY8_modification.pdf Peter
  12. Hi Martin, Have you considered medium format lenses, they usually have more backfocus... maybe a 6x7 Pentax lens would make it possible to still utilise the FW8? Peter
  13. At 1230 euros, £1100 that is a good way cheaper than the current ASI1600mm pro price. Adam Think you'll find the online price list for the Moravian cameras is exclusive of VAT! Peter
  14. Hi Martin, No experience with this combo but you may get more help with a little more info; What's the total backfocus of the camera & filterwheel combined? Also percent thread on the filterwheel? Peter
  15. Hi Jon, What's your price for the Esprit120 as ad plus the FT as listing... FYI the 1st & last Adaptor you listed are the same part no. Thanks, Peter
  16. Modern Astronomy are the sole UK importers & are collected in batches from Lucas by them, you have the choice of collection from Modern Astronomy or delivery in person by Bernard.
  17. The OIII is a mix of 15 & 30 minute with an Astrodon 3nm, the background sky is much better on the longer exposures... guess the 15 mins. could be just adding noise as showing hardly any signal above a murky background sky.
  18. Bit slow with the processing on this out of season/year HOO image. Peter
  19. I've had a similar issue with my One9.0 when using Windows 10, found a reboot of Windows with the camera running & connected fixes it! Peter
  20. Face of Rygel nebula (Cave) Peter
  21. Will fit the Rowan AZ100 directly without the need for a saddle!
  22. I have over 120 expired sale/wanted ads on ABS with only 11 being successful, just makes me an unsuccessful seller/buyer. I think the definition of a dealer is someone who makes a profit selling things. Peter
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