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  1. Hi and welcome to the forums. I've been visiting the Algarve for the last seven or eight years each summer. Was due to visit in June but for obvious reasons that was cancelled. I've stayed with friends near Carvoeiro, just down the road. From the little time I've spent in Portugal you seem to have many more clear nights that we do in the UK. I hope you enjoy your astronomy, and as you say, there's such a wealth of information on these forums. Eric.
  2. The Paton Hawksley Star Analyser 100 is a great way to get into the fascinating world of stellar spectroscopy. It can be used with most telescopes as it fits into a standard 11/4 inch eyepiece holder. There is a vast amount of information on how to start in spectroscopy, here are a few links. Paton Hawksley who supply the SA100 The manual on their website Information from Rspec Astro who sell easy to use software. BASS software which is free and can be obtained from this group. Using the SA100 with ISIS, free software. And loads more info in the spectroscopy section of SGL. The prism is "Designed for the advanced user looking for the maximum resolution, this device centralises the spectrum on the optical axis and reduces the small amount of coma sometimes visible in the red region of spectra captured with the Star Analyser 100." (Taken from the Paton Hawksley website). The SA100 new currently costs £104.54, the 3.8 degree prism is £48.37 and a spacing ring (required for the prism) is £9.12, giving a total of £162.03. All items are in very good condition. The sale is for all three items, and is £90. Payment by bank transfer, no offers, price includes postage within UK. Here is a spectra I took of the Wolf Rayet star WR134 with the SA100 & prism. Thanks for looking. Eric.
  3. Both only three months old, in excellent condition, purchased from 365Astronomy. The tripod is modified to suit the Star Adventurer, and is very stable even when fully extended. In original box with manual. Star Adventurer Pro - £230 Astrotrack Tripod - £50 No offers, payment by bank transfer. Collection preferred (Worcestershire). If collection is not an option, then buyer can arrange their own carrier (two parcels). With insurance it looks to be about £20 for the mount and £10 for the tripod. Thanks for looking. Eric.
  4. Skywatcher 200PDS for sale (also on Astrobuysell), nine months old but not used for the last five months due to health issues, also the reason for selling. This item is in very good condition, details as follows: 200PDS supplied by FLO (current price new £309) details here. All bits and pieces as supplied with the scope - 28mm eyepiece, adaptors, 9x50 finderscope. Top dovetail mounting plate (new £19) Flocked inside (flocking material £15) Collimating eyepiece (new £24) Homemade slip ring attached Homemade dew shield - if you want it! Total cost new £367. My price is £240, no offers, collection only (Worcestershire), payment by bank transfer. As the scope has been shut indoors and hasn't seen the night sky for five months it's getting withdrawal symptoms, and is looking for a good home Thanks for looking Eric.
  5. Sale now completed. Thanks to all who showed interest. Eric
  6. In Worcestershire, but there's now a buyer for it. But thanks for enquiring. Eric.
  7. For Sale, one SkyWatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount bought from FLO 28/06/2017. Complete with tripod, hand controller, counterweights, etc. It has the Rowan astronomy belt modification fitted. I have used this mount for visual, astrophotography and spectroscopy. (Here are some of the spectroscopy results using this mount and PHD2 guiding.) It is in excellent condition and comes with a counterweight bar extension (£15 FLO). Price: £600 payment by bank transfer. Collection only. Current price new from FLO with Rowan mod is £955. Thanks for looking, Eric.
  8. Have sent PM. Eric.
  9. I agree. Below is my first attempt with all processing done using Siril (on Mac), taken with Star Adventurer and ancient Canon 400D unmodified, and old 35-135mm lens. It's actually a screen shot as I couldn't get Siril to export a TIFF file in colour, seemed to want to stick to grey scale. Eric.
  10. I use Parallels on my iMac and run DSS and other Win software without any trouble. Eric.
  11. Castlemorton Common, just south of Malvern is supposed to be one of the better places in the area. Or contact the Worcester Astronomical Society who might have some suggestions. Eric.
  12. Hi Sven. I am putting together a few of my astronomy item for sale, and one of the items is a SW 150PDS. I also have a coma corrector. If you would Iike to message me I can send you photos etc. Eric.
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