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  1. wayne11

    Elephants Trunk

    Thanks guys, yes SHO was used, i will try out the different combinations when i get some more time but overall pleased for a first try
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    Elephants Trunk

    Hello All This is my very first processed narrow-band image i have taken or processed this way before so looking for pointers if possible, about an hour each of HA,SII,OIII, i know there is a lot of processing software out there now that can save some time doing this kind of imaging and processing but this one is done with DSS, PS and Astronomy tools Gear comprises of SW ED80, ZWO1600MMC, ZWO Filter Wheel Thanks Wayne
  3. Hello all, does anyone know the cable colour arrangement for a Sky-Watcher Handset Cable for AZ Goto & AZ GTi at all? I wanted to try out my eq6 handset on a skywatcher gti but of coarse...they are different...so intend to make me own.. Thanks
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    Skywatcher GTI tripod mod

    And best 20% from a 1000 using this setup and a ZWO290 in daylight....
  5. I was a bit worried about the various comments about the GTI tripod on the internet, after hours of searching it seemed an even spread of 50% dont buy and 50% buy...i couldnt make my mind up...but what i did have was an unused AZ-EQ6 doing absolutely nothing in the shed as my mount is fixed...soooo.....fettle time I wanted the GTI for what its made for, an easy to set up chuck about but i wasn't worried about the weight, it will happily sit in the back of the car for holidays/weekends away for use with the ST80 and Hyperion zoom. Its a simple setup, 300mm of stainless 60mm tube blanked off each end and drilled with 13mm holes, through this is 500mm of threaded bodge job, basicly 400mm of 12mm stainless bar with 50mm of M12 thread welded to the end, other end has 50mm of 3/8 16 unc thread welded on which sandwiches the whole lot together with a M12 thumb wheel already on the original tripod set up......so all in all sturdy as hell.. but just as heavy. Im not sure if this should be in the DIY section i apologise if it should.
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    I think your correct Ray, totally misread Grahams original post...sorry
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    If you dont have W10 but use google chrome browser try Chrome remote desktop, its an addon extension, works flawless...well it has for me anyhow , i connect to the main computer using whatever device to hand that runs google chrome
  8. Just for future reference a reply from ZWO regarding the connection to the Reducer may save someone a lot of head scratching..... The thread of reducer is too long, we provide 5mm, but the reducer need 7mm. In this case, I think you need two customized adapters. one is M48 female ring, about 3mm thinkness, like the 11mm ring on camera. screw it on reducer. So that the thread won't stucked by prism. Second one is 9mm M42 extender, replace the 11mm ring and T2-T2 adapter, between OAG and EFW.
  9. Sound plan Ray but no go...the 10mm spacer is T2...whereas the reducer and OAG is M48...the 16.5 spacer is T2 to M48 extender..i hate spacers...but the worst part is the spacers do have less thread and would of worked i think..im going to try a nylon washer in there and give it a go with focus....i have a week to return if needs be...Thanks again for your help
  10. So move that 10mm "I think" forward, hoping it has a smaller length of thread....sounding good..will get back to you
  11. Thanks for getting back all, much appreciated, the problem i have isnt the spacing for the camera to reducer, at the moment i have the 55mm needed, if i remove the 16.5 spacer and replace with the OAG that is the complete spacing needed or so im told, its when the whole setup connects to the reducer... agreed cjdawson..sorry minds slipping Current setup before OAG.. My problem is if you look in the stalk hole to the left is the thread from the reducer "overhanging" the stalk hole by around 2mm when the reducer and oag body is tightened up This is how it looks when the prism stalk is fitted..the reducer is slightly undone so its off the stalk and the prism is free to move for focusing, as mentioned it looks like i could get away with some sort of washer in there to let me nip it up but thats not the way and two im sure that will just add to my 55mm needed unless i reduce somewhere else....im sick of spacers already and dont need to purchase more Thanks again all Wayne
  12. Evening everyone.. I have received my new ZWO OAG today to connect with my 1600mm and filter wheel and at that end with spacers all seems good until i attach the OAG to my skywatcher 0.85 reducer on my ED80, at this point when the reducer is screwed onto the OAG body the thread from the reducer catches the prism stalk to a point where its not only impossible to use the focus it also will not fully attach for that same reason, its only a mm or two but thats enough to ruin the day, im sure i need some sort of spacer/washer between the reducer and OAG but wouldn't this ruin the 55mm spacing needed for focus? also the OAG in the box is different to whats on the box and found on the net so not sure if its updated or wrong full stop but as it came from a ZWO dealer im assuming an upgrade? Im just after some advice before i go through the process of returns If you look at the image my OAG does not have the 4 screws to change the face plate from item 5 to item 6,in fact i do not have item 6 in the box hence possible update to the item. Thanks all, very much appreciated. Wayne
  13. I would be interested in this book furrysocks2 if ChrisE isn't, PM sent Thanks
  14. Thanks for the input, its a lot to take in being new to the Zwo1600....now where is that Microsoft Lifecam again?

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