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StaceStar

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  1. Let me know if you're thinking of selling! Many thanks
  2. I've been lucky enough to be sent one of these astropgraphs for review. It's a bit of a monster! I've done an unboxing on it so far...but hopefully when this weather clears I can get imaging and do a review eventually. Here's some shots so far
  3. So far, it's a bit terrifying haha. Managed to get the light pollution filter fitted yesterday. The original clear glass filter was jammed in solid
  4. The post man has bought me a few things lately. A couple of big things for review and a smaller one for just for some general maintenance on my kit (cheers FLO).
  5. Price and spec was posted in the altair group on FB today I think and is now up on the Altair website. https://www.altairastro.com/iOptron-GEM45-GOTO-German-Equatorial-Mount.html Looks interesting for sure, something else to add to the want list
  6. Low shutter count (approx 2.5k) . Comes with original box, strap, usb cable, battery and charger. . There's a tiny mark on the screen, but other than that it's in fab condition. Astro modified so more sensitive to Ha. £120 + £11 postage
  7. Wispy clouds here and there, leading to a couple of stacking artefacts...but pretty pleased with these shots!
  8. Of course, you have to make sure you get it right first time. No point in spending money twice. All I can say is I've imaged in a 53% moon and severe light pollution, I'm in bortle 6-8 depending on what direction I'm imaging. The AA triband (and I assume other triband filters would too) handled it very well. There was minimal moon glow/light pollution in my stack. In fact it was some of the easiest data I have ever processed. Coupled with the increase in productivity and efficiency , well with my osc I won't go back to seperate filters now.
  9. @Matzi a valid argument personally and this is my experience alone...I've had more fun and got better images since switching to the triband filter from two separate filters (a baader 7nm ha, 8.5nm oiii). It also depends on how you process the data. I've found the best results don't come from doing an integrated stack of all channels , but more like treating the data as though it is is from two narrowband filters. In astropixel this extract and extra stack doesn't take a lot of effort or time and yields great (in my opinion) results. But yeah it all comes down to personal preference...but the not having to switch out filters, re focus etc has got me sold. It's so easy .
  10. I haven't used the idas version, but I imagine they are very similar. The Altair offering is slightly cheaper at £215 for a 2 inch filter. It would have been nice for the band passes of the idas filter to be published on the product page too .
  11. Just a tentative enquiry to see if there are any out there, but if you have a ppb to get rid of let me know
  12. Here's another one with the AA triband filter, I took this on the 5th July. 30x240s stacked and processed in APP with final touch up in photoshop. Will be the start of a big mosaic but yes, still massively impressed with this filter
  13. Give it a go personally I've found better results with the triad filter this is a work in progress, but 10x240s (40 mins) on the eagle neb. Extracted the Ha and oiii data seperately using astropixel processor. I'd say these filters work really well
  14. Ipolar...not just for ioptron mounts!
  15. Hiya! Thank you for the kind words about my image, its still a work in progress but im very hopeful. A bit about where i image from, I live in Birmingham and my skies vary from bortle 6-8 depending on direction, I also have LED streetlights, the moon was up a bit last night and very bright....plus finally it didnt really get that dark at all last night. So in short i think this filter is brilliant. I too saw the crescent image and i'm not entirely sure what has gone on there, but for me this filter has made quite the impact
  16. hi! here are those files you asked for, all single 240s frames just converted to JPEG. First is a single frame unstretched, second is a single frame with a medium stretch but background not neutralized, third is a single frame with the same stretch but the back ground neutralised. None are dark corrected so thats why there is the typical 183 sensor glow on the right side.
  17. Also, please note that was a 5 minute 2am process haha, I used APP to stack ...but used the Ha-Oiii colour algorithm rather than AAD
  18. Mine is a pre production one, they made about 10 of the quad and 10 of the tri...so sold out very quickly. However if you keep an eye on the site they will be making more soon Also incidentally got first light last night, this is only 14x 240s. (with 3 darks and 0 flats)...will be adding more data tonight. Yes i'm a glutton for punishment imaging on the shortest nights of the year hahah. Either way i am massively impressed.
  19. I'm excited to try it out for sure! Brilliant price too I think it'll compliment my l-pro max filter very well!!
  20. Also great for deep sky visual it's basically the same ota as the highly rated Skywatcher skyliner 150p dosbsonian. A light bucket
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