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About jimbo747

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  1. Superb. You can get better images through thick cloud with the sun out than I can in crystal clear night
  2. Selling my SLT controller, upgraded to a star sense so no longer needed. Photos here on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143144695991?ViewItem=&item=143144695991
  3. I've just bought that exact lens for £40 off ebay, yet to try it out but that image is fantastic! I'll be using mine with a cheapo SLT mount and inferior 1300d (which I'll be modding) but 30s at that focal length should be do-able. I've seen a few posts where shooting at f/4 isn't that great and you don't like the resulting stars (I love diffraction spikes personally ). Was there much CA to deal with in processing?
  4. Just wanted to say it looks fantastic, love the remote focuser. Don't think price is the issue. If you're moving further up north try relisting when you're nearer civilisation
  5. Selling my 1100d modded by myself. In decent condition, small bit of damage to plastic where I missed a screw during modding, but doesn't affect performance and is reflected in price. Attached to hotshoe is a red dot finder, probably needs another battery. Included is a battery and charger. Price £99 ono plus delivery (probably £5 or so for first class) or collection from belper, Derbyshire. I can include an unused Hoya IR UV filter which fits canon lenses for a tenner extra (£40 or so on Amazon)
  6. Superb. Wouldn't look out of place on the 'proper' imaging forum. Give it a few years and I really think cameras will be sensitive enough to mean an EQ mount isn't required.
  7. Shouldn't be that hard. Align the starsense first, then centre an object on the DSLR and alter the starsense to recognise this as the centre. Worked on my mak using this method and that reliably centered Jupiter with a camera. Maybe attaching an RDF to the hotshoe could help as well if it's completely out.
  8. I'm about to list my trusty 1100d full spectrum mod this weekend (modified myself) on here and ebay, and I'll include a couple of batteries and an SD card. Also has a hot shoe adapter to mount a RDF. Bit of damage to the case where I forgot to remove a screw and got a bit forceful (was the first camera I modified), but doesn't impact on use. Infact I'll argue it will improve airflow Looking for £120 inc delivery. I can include a zoom lens and hoya IR/UV filter for another £20. Otherwise I'm about to modify a pristine 1300d, again full spectrum, and will be looking for £220inc delivery
  9. Some good idea there, looks like I'll have to go 'A Team' on it! For some reason I never considered a diy plywood approach, got some spare 12mm in the shed Thanks all.
  10. The dovetail bar has a gap running through it already so no need to drill, but how would I attach the lens to a screw? Would a variation of this work? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0030VHCEI/ref=asc_df_B0030VHCEI58589890/?tag=googshopuk-21&creative=22146&creativeASIN=B0030VHCEI&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310510252538&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4511256290345168694&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9046376&hvtargid=aud-543273805630:pla-575655031852
  11. I have an SLT mount and 127 mak. Previously I had mounted my modded DSLR and light zoom lens to the mak using rings. Got some ok results, but aligning was a faff and wasn't happy with the lens quality with too much CA to deal with in processing. I now have a starsense which makes aligning a breeze and I'm up and running in a few minutes observing with the mak. I have a decent Takuma 200mm F/4 lens which has a bit of weight to it - far too much for the mount to handle. I therefore want to to mount the DSLR, Lens and star sense directly to the mount rather than piggyback. I have a dovetail bar like this: http://www.modernastronomy.com/shop/accessories/dovetails/deluxe-vixen-style-photo-dovetail-kit/ I can screw the camera on using the tripod hole, however with the lens its far too heavy to be secure. I guess I need some sort of adapter to hold the lens in place too so its held in by 2 screws. I also want to attach a synta style findershoe mount so I can attach the starsense, is there a ready made adapter to allow me to mount directly? The other issue I might face is that where the dovetail bar meets the mount, the mount protrudes quite high so can't mount the the camera at the same point where the dove tail meets the mount, I have to position it either fore or aft. If anyone has done anything similar please let me know!
  12. How did you connect the camera to the lens, and then the whole assembly to the scope? (Sorry to go OT, I used to attach my DSLR using rings to my 127slt but it's too heavy for the mount.
  13. That would bug me not knowing I wonder if you could extrapolate their paths based on their orbit. Do KBO all move at the same velocity? There's actually a 3rd object, much fainter directly in line with Plutos path between the top left object and Pluto itself.
  14. Found this image fascinating, did you ever find out what the two large objects were? Haven't logged in to SGL for about 12 months but I just needed to know ;)
  15. And that's why Amazon are still top of the customer service pile.
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