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About szymon

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  1. I am interested (I have one of these and am looking for another for small lenses), but concerned that the photo doesn’t show the controller (which has a USB female socket for this to plug into, buttons to choose low medium high heat, and a cable with a USB male socket to plug into power). Is the controller included? If so please update the photo and I’ll take it
  2. If you are interested let me know and I will package it up as best I can
  3. No finder scope I’m afraid, just the ST80 as per attached photos.
  4. Ahhh true didn't notice that. Mine has tube rings at least . I will see if I can manage to pop home today to grab some photos.
  5. I hope that this doesn't break any rules, but you might want to ask about this one: https://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=166468 It's an older blue ST80 but looks in good nick, and he only wants £35 for it plus delivery! I couldn't let mine go at that price, but would be a good saving for you perhaps ;-)
  6. Ok, that works for me, will grab some pics either late on Friday or early Saturday, if I forget then ping me a message
  7. I'm away from home until Friday evening, but when I get back I can wrap it up and weigh it and work out what shipping would be (and can take some photos for you), and if you then pay me £50+shipping via bank transfer (or via PayPal but you cover the fees) then I can post at your risk.
  8. Don’t have a box for it, so it’d be kind of risky! I could wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in a cardboard box, but that doesn’t sound like a great recipe for optics...
  9. I have one that’s not being used any more (was used for imaging, then a guide scope for a while). In NW London if that’s doable for you, make me an offer.
  10. If you don’t find one, perhaps you could get someone local to print this for you: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2611384
  11. This has always been one of my favourite nebulae -- I have a thing for dragons (the fighting dragons are my favourite in the southern skies). Since I image from Bortle 8 LPLondon, I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to do justice to this very faint nebula; there is no signal whatsoever on my individual subs! Nonetheless I am not displeased with the results. This image was taken with a new setup for me, and it does have some obvious defects. First off, the corner stars are a mess -- I have tilt and spacing issues, and I am waiting on some adapters to arrive so that I can fix them, so this is a "best efforts" spacing only . In addition, when taking this image I didn't yet have my DeepSkyDad AF3 set up on the Vixen, so I was focusing by hand with a Bhatinov mask. The focus seemed to hold pretty well (I had heard horror stories of Vixen focusers but the one on my quad seems to be very good indeed), but I'm sure it could have been tighter (I usually set up an AF run if HFR increases by 10%). I do feel that my processing lets me down somewhat. The final edit I chose brings the Ha and Sii into the Red channel at around the correct frequencies and uses the stars from the RGB frames. My original idea was to just go with a duo-band Ha/Sii presentation, but it didn't really have the depth that I wanted, so I grabbed some RGB in order to get the star colours. I will probably go back to the data at some future point and process it again. Total of 32 hours exposure: • 240 x 300s Ha • 90 x 300s Sii • 18 x 300s R,G,B Hardware: • ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool • Vixen AX103S Quad • Vixen 0.7x Reducer • ZWO EFW3 Filter Wheel • Antlia 36mm 3.5nm SHO Filters • Baader 36mm LRGB Filters • SkyWatcher HEQ5 Mount • SkyWatcher Evoguide 50ED • Altair 290C as Guide Camera Software: • N.I.N.A. -- Capturing • PHD2 -- Guiding • ASTAP -- Plate Solving • EzSuite — LiveStacking and Processing • PixInsight — Final Processing Tweaks
  12. Their support page is misleading; they’ve been asked to remove the support claim until they actually implement it .
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