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Everything posted by Vicky050373

  1. Love a time lapse. You had a nice clear sky last night. Pity it doesn't get dark until very late and even then, no sooner as it's dark it's getting light again!
  2. I need to clear a space in my visual filter case, so I have for sale a couple of my less used filters. 1.25" GSO Light Yellow #8 filter £10 to include standard second class postage within UK 2" unbranded Moon filter - to be honest I do not know anything about this filter as it is one I have picked up along the way. Good quality filter. Looks slightly darker than my Orion 13% transmission filter. £15 to include standard second class postage within UK Will do both filters for £20 Both filters are in good condition with cases Bank transfer preferred, however I can also arrange PayPal Thanks for looking Vicky
  3. Yes please! PM incoming! I've been looking for one of these to turn up for ages
  4. M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici imaged 17.03.2019 Skywatcher Equinox 80 ED & Altair Hypercam 183C 28 x 120 second exposures
  5. ***SOLD*** I have for sale my T2 adapter ring for Nikon DSLR cameras. Boxed Good quality metal construction £10 including standard 2nd class delivery within UK Payment by bank transfer preferred, but I can do PayPal Thanks for looking Vicky
  6. I thought the same, but thought I'd just make you aware of it. Good luck with your search
  7. ***SOLD*** I have for sale my Starguider adapter for Canon EOS lenses to T2 thread for CCD cameras. Nice quality solid adapter made from black anodised aluminium, and is a similar design to the Geoptik branded version. Has 1/4" photo/camera thread and 3 X M5 threads under the base. The optical length of the adapter is 19mm, leaving enough back focus for most CCDs. Please check your particular model as I needed an additional T2 spacer to achieve focus. Allows standard 1.25" filter to be used within the adapter, keeping them dust free when both lens and camera are in place. Please note, that this adapter does not allow the use of 2" filters, only 1.25" filters. The bracket uses a locking ring mechanism: prior to inserting the lens, the locking ring needs to be turned clockwise until it stops. The lens should then be inserted in the bracket and turned clockwise in the bayonet. The locking ring is then turned anti-clockwise to lock the lens in position. Compatable with Canon EOS bayonet mount lenses: all Canon EOS lenses and includes EF-S lenses. Also, your lens does not need to be Canon as long as the bayonet type is correct, so other brands such as Tamron or Sigma are compatible. £50.00 including standard delivery within the UK. I also have for sale my Geoptik Finderscope Adapter for these type of CCD adaptors. Attaches to the Starguider adapter to allow the use of a finderscope or guidescope for longer exposure imaging. High quality and anodised in Geoptiks trademark Orange. Note: There is a slight scratch to the paintwork to the underside of the adapter from when I had my guidescope shoe bolted onto the top, and I caught it whilst tightening the nut/bolt with my pliers. I am listing separately at £20, however, if bought with the Starguider adapter I will do both items for £65.00 including standard delivery within the UK. Bank transfer preferred, but can do PayPal. Thanks for looking Vicky
  8. Price reduced to £12.50 including standard postage within UK
  9. There is an IDAS LPS-P2 77mm Light Surpression Filter on ABS UK. However, not knowing much about these things, I'm not sure if it is suitable for your needs https://www.astrobuysell.com/uk/propview.php?view=146480
  10. ***SOLD*** I have for sale my BNIB Pixco Canon EF to C-mount adapter. Nice quality solid adapter. Unused as I changed my direction after purchase and went down the route of using my Hypercam 183C with my DSLR lenses rather than my QHY5L-II. Price reduced to £12.50 including standard delivery within UK. Bank transfer preferred, but can do PayPal. Thanks for looking Vicky
  11. Shame you didn't get on with them. I believe they are the pair you bought from myself. I can vouch for the fact they were in "as new" condition when purchased from me as I was unfortunately unable to use them myself as my eyes are unusually close together (58mm IP distance), which was just less than the minimum IP distance of this particular make of binoviewers (which is 59mm I believe). Unfortunately, I had kept them beyond the point of being able to return them so had to sell them instead of returning them for a refund. Although I was unable to bring the image fully together to use them properly, I could tell the quality of the above set is fabulous. Each EP holder has its own helical focuser to allow the viewer to set independent focus for each eye, and the supplied Barlow lenses mean you can view at 3 different magnifications without the need to buy further matched EP pairs. I'm sure they will give the buyer much viewing pleasure
  12. Hopefully next time. Weekday nights are almost impossible for me now I'm working full-time hours. This middle aged woman can't hack the lack of sleep like I could, even 3 or 4 years ago. Plus, I had to pick Luke up from cadets on Monday night as Terry was unable to go for him. I've got too much on sometimes. I'm itching to get out for an Astro-gang night with the scopes
  13. Nice results @Mark62 and @Marci. Looks like I missed a decent night of Astro.
  14. It's all going against you this season
  15. Results of a quick 15 minute back yard session last night with the Canon 100D DSLR with 50mm F1.4 lens on my Star Adventurer mount.
  16. I have found the perfect dew-shield for the Prinz 660 refractor. It is, in fact, a cut-down 2L Sprite bottle, but it's contoured shape has made it an absolutely snug fit, and it will look amazing once finished. Personally, I also think the other patterning on the plastic will just finish the look once painted etc. Looking for tips on how best to finish it off. Was thinking of filing off the edges as they are a little sharp, and then using matt black paint on the inside with white paint on the outside. Hoping my acrylic paint will work, and then maybe protecting the outside with some kind of varnish? Ideally, it'd look better to flock the inside but I don't have any suitable material for this. And help/tips appreciated please
  17. Grabbed the opportunity to get the gear out last night and captured some data before the clouds came in. Had issues with PHD, so had to stick to shorter unguided exposures. Still, it was nice to get the gear dusted off and aired out M97 The Owl Nebula & M108 The Surfboard Galaxy in Ursa Major 28.01.2019 Skywatcher Equinox 80 ED & Altair Hypercam 183C 125 x 60 second exposures
  18. It's not been the best of seasons again. You have been very busy with work. I've had health issues over Christmas, which have sapped my energy and taken my Astro-mojo. Plus the clouds seem to be a permanent fixture apart from when there's the DLB in full force! Know what you mean - it just feels as though the season is slipping by again. Hopefully see you at an upcoming meeting.
  19. I was out in the back yard last night having a bit of fun lunar viewing with the vintage Prinz 660 refractor I have been "fettling". I took a few quick DSLR shots of the Moon and I'm really happy with the results. The images don't really do the view through the eyepiece justice, as this scope gives pin sharp detail along the terminator, even at this lunar phase! Below is a single image from last night. The Moon Canon 100D DSLR and vintage Prinz 660 refractor Single 1/400 second exposure at ISO 400
  20. Having a bit of fun in the back yard with the vintage Prinz 660 refractor and William Optics binoviewers. The lunar views were incredible. Almost 3D. I felt as though I could reach out and touch it. I've also done a few DSLR shots which look really nice, and I'll post them tomorrow when I've had chance to put them on the laptop. Vintage long focal length refractors (and this thing is long) really put the fun back into astronomy
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