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  1. Glad to find this topic... going to make the switch now My only issue with PS2 was that my initial solve almost always fails (100 search limit) and falls back to online solver, which last night was offline!
  2. Thanks. I ended up returning the BH as I couldn't get focus. I keep thinking out buying a BH zoom lens for visual astro in the summer, someday maybe :)
  3. For my tightening, I used a metric Allen key and stopped at the point where it was about to slip. Hopefully this isn't excessively tight... I priced replacing the focuser... I'd forgotten how expensive they were!!
  4. Ron replied immediately after I posted this topic... excellent support as always. He confirmed: - You can't use the fine focus wheel with motor kit fitted (even if the clutch is disengaged) - You can use the coarse focus knob when the motor clutch is engaged. So this was a red herring! I went back out and tightened up the lifting capacity bolts, tightened to the point I could feel the focus knobs were harder to use and also as tight as I dared using metric allen keys! Then some tests: > I marked the manual focus knob and moved the focus in and out by 1000 steps, 20 tim
  5. Hi Folks, I've encountered a slight issue with my now 4 year old CR2, I noticed that the inward travel seems to be slipping. Oddly it seems to slip more when the adjustment bolts are facing downward than when they are upward. I use the motorised kit and noticed that my last two session as the night grows colder that I start to have focus problems. I have adjusted the lifting capacity screws but this doesn't help, when I release the motor clutch and manually focus with the coarse wheel it works as expected but when I use the fine wheel I have problems with it slipping. Something
  6. Price drop... £850. (Removing Atik service also) (Can't figure out how to edit original post )
  7. I've never attributed rings to be down to the CC but that's perhaps because I haven't thought of it. I'd like to see some comparitive images. This is a well known, challenging star for all scopes. The problem I had with the Baader CC was that it was causing my stars to bloat. This could have been because my scope is f/4 but it does seem to be a widespread problem when you start search the internet for it. EDIT: Just noticed you're also running f/4. Mine is the SW Quattro. If it's the same I would suggest getting the CC made for the Quattro.
  8. Price: £850 Excellent condition, comes with all original unused cabling, packaging and accessories. The camera has been used for around 2 years and have never given any problems whatsoever, not even a single connection drop! This was my first astronomy camera and I am very happy with choosing CCD over CMOS, so much so that I will be sticking with it. The only reason for change was to move to the 460 as it is better suited to the field of view of my telescope, it’s basically the same camera as the 428. The library files for this camera have the same mean value for bias files as 9
  9. I can offer no explanation as to why but the further my camera is away from 0/180deg orientation on the OTA, the more rotation I seem to get over a nights image. This is fairly anecdotal evidence as it was within the first couple of years of my AP so I was adjusting numerous things in unison.
  10. I discussed using the SA200 low profile filter with Robin a few months back, he recommended using the SA100 in my system. I'm currently trying to think if I could rotate my entire camera train by say 15deg and then move the camera by -15deg. My main constraint is that I need the camera sensor to be parallel to my scope axis to stop image rotation during long imaging sessions but also that if the FW get's too high it might clash with the roof of my roll off shed.
  11. That's a good idea, I had been thinking of something like that. My main problem is that there is no spare height in my FW so if I unscrew the filter even slightly I will risk it scraping the inside of the casing.
  12. @robin_astro I've just fitted the SA100 into my system and grabbed a few images of Capella last night, that's as far as I've got unfortunately! A couple of queries / problems I have: - I use an IDAS P2 LP filter, I presume this will create holes in my spectrum? - The SA100 is running at a slope and I cannot rotate my camera without screwing up other alignment or hitting the filter-wheel off the shed. Is this going to be a major problem?
  13. I need to go through the search options, I don't have all of those in my list.
  14. Did you ever get this added? I've been trying tonight but it's not showing up on the search, just says 'unknown error'.
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