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Phillyo

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Phillyo last won the day on November 14 2015

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  1. Good evening one and all. So I used to image quite a lot until about 3-4 years ago when I gave it all up due to other commitments, cloudy skies and...light pollution (LP) from a growing Lincoln City. However, I really miss it. I have 5 years left until I retire from the military and I'm considering using some of my pension to get back into imaging again. I have toyed with the idea of trying to get the kit abroad and finding somewhere to host it but that has a lot of issues involved, so it got me to thinking. How important is light pollution, or a lack of it, for imaging? I understand that narrowband is affected less than LRGB, but lets assume I want to do a bit of both. Is LP just a game ender? Can you get around it with LP filters and/or more exposures to increase SNR? Now, I live outside of lincoln in a village that has an SQM of 20.47 (for those that know that it is), so I'm not in the middle of a major city (London has an SQM of about 17.44, a true dark sky has an SQM of 22) so I know it could be a lot worse. Thoughts/opinions? Do most people that image remotely do it more for the clear skies or is it a mixture of clear skies and LP? Thank you. Phil
  2. Sorry for slow reply. Pictures now here. I didn't actually realise they came in different sizes so i've just measured it and it is the 950-1100mm version as seen here: https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p6662_Geoptik-HERCULES-Stativ---Hoehe-95-bis-110cm---bis-120kg.html Apologies for the confusion.
  3. Got this tripod with the Avalon but the Avalon has sold separately as it is being mounted on a pier.Looks like this http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p6660_Geoptik-Tripod-HERCULES---700-to-850mm---MaxLoad-120kg.htmlDue to size it'll be collection only. It's a beautiful mount, lovely upgrade to the standard tripod you get with the EQ6. It has the ability to be used with a number of different mounts through a different adaptor plate fitted on top.Looking for £150 ono. Collection from Lincoln, UK.Phil
  4. Have three of these adapters for sale. £12 each delivered. Very similar to these http://www.365astronomy.com/T-Ring-Canon-EF-EOS.html
  5. Selling a Geoptik adaptor for canon lenses.http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p2836_Geoptik-Adaptor-for-Canon-EOS-Lenses-to-T2-for-CCD-cameras---with-1-4--Phototripod.htmlHasn't been used as I could never get it to fit the QSI for some reason Looking for £60 delivered.Phil
  6. Got this tripod with the Avalon but the Avalon has sold seperately as it is being mounted on a pier.Looks like this http://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p6660_Geoptik-Tripod-HERCULES---700-to-850mm---MaxLoad-120kg.htmlDue to size it'll be collection only. It's a beautiful mount, lovely upgrade to the standard tripod you get with the EQ6. It has the ability to be used with a number of different mounts through a different adapter plate fitted on top.Looking for £200.Phil
  7. Selling my laser collimator bought from Bern at modern astronomy.http://www.modernastronomy.com/shop/accessories/collimation-aids/delux-laser-collimator-1-25/£39 new, looking for £20 delivered. Phil
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