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Everything posted by matt_baker

  1. Is there actually any difference in sensitivity between a modded 60D and a 60Da?
  2. Baader MPCC MkIII since the Skywatcher one causes reflections on very bright targets such as the horsehead
  3. Sod's law, I've just bought a 60D from ebay for £300 with a CLS-CCD filter, but thanks either way
  4. Apart from the pro batteries, I'll be controlling the camera using APT
  5. That's what I was thinking, I actually went ahead and bought the 60D so we'll see.
  6. I'm just wondering if the price difference is justifiable between either waiting for a 600d or going for the 60d now, especially in terms of noise difference
  7. Sorry yes I mean those two but both modified for astro. And when I say 60D I mean one that's been modified, not the 60Da by canon themselves
  8. I've got enough money to spend on a new camera which is going to be astro modified. I just don't know if I should wait and get a 600Da and get one for about £225 or buy a 60D that's been modded right now for £300 with a CLS-CCD filter included with it?
  9. Looking for one at about £200 but open to offers
  10. M45 - The Pleiades 50*180s 2.5 Hours Intergration Nikon D5300, 130PDS, HEQ5 Pro Processed in Pixinsight
  11. Had my first go at processing some data from the Liverpool telescope, and what better way than to start with the M1 Crab Nebula Processed in Pixinsight, combining Ha with RGB data and following Warren Keller's workflow
  12. Literally just got one, but thanks for asking!
  13. I did a test with my dad inside but not near the scope and it seemed to not dew up at all but the next night comes around, he's up there and it dew's back up again. Might be the issue I think
  14. Here's an edit just showing the prominence
  15. I got myself a QHY5L-II the other day and today was clear so I decided to give it a shot and hey ho, I guess it worked I used a Lunt LS60THa to capture this with a 2x barlow and Sharpcap. Processed in photoshop and PixInisight
  16. Sorry should've clarified, I meant for the guide scope
  17. I'm not sure if this is total coincidence but I tightened up the corrector plate a tad on all of the screws and the dew seems to have disappeared on the inside while in use? Does that mean there's a seal on the inside that was a tad loose and allowed moisture to creep in?
  18. It was at about 30 degrees for me last night which is much higher than it has been over here. I think when I know it's clear, I'll go over and open up the dome and scope to let it acclimatise and cool to ambient(ish) How much would having the dew heater turned on hinder the seeing, since I've been having issues with the inside of the corrector dewing up?
  19. Not sure if these are much of an improvement but I managed to get out last night and take these Also since it's a mono cam and all it has is a clear window, what filter should I be using for the moon?
  20. This is what the inside of the corrector looked like tonight When not in use, I point the scope down and have the desiccant cap on, but this just doesn't seem to be working I have no idea at the moment how to rectify this, it could be to do with the atrocious weather we've had over the last few weeks. Matt
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