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Dinsdale Piranha

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  1. Ha ha ha, thats crazy. So... entry level telescopes, the ones that normal people can afford to 'risk' on a new hobby are not going to be available from a proper telescope retailers, a retailer that will offer support. Have Celestron given any reason for this @FLO. I Would question the business sense of the uk agent, especially at the moment. DP
  2. Not the most active disc I've ever seen, but you've got some nice detail for a full disc image. Pretty sharp too, I think, when viewed full size. DP
  3. I would love to get mush like that. Lovely detail captured, nice to see the changes between the sets of images. Thanks DP
  4. That looks really nice! Especially the reviews suggesting near double stack performance, if it gets even remotely close at that price, it'll be a bargain. DP
  5. Its Fab to be in the UK. Today, tomorrow and Saturday... Its lucky we have a sense of humour here! One savin grace - we get some needed rain and its cooler on Saturday.
  6. I know what you mean and really feel your pain. i moved into Solar imaging last year. For various reasons it's been a good 6 months since I've been out... It was finally sunny on Sunday, and guess what...? Yep I was buy. 5 hours in the car, to spend 60 seconds being measured for a suit. I mean really of all weekends It has to get better... It cannot get any worse!
  7. Using the baader solar film you'll be able follow the transit no problems. i think some sort of variable polarising filter would have made visual observing more comfortable - but for imaging you'll be fine. cheers
  8. That's very interesting. On a side note what does RBI stand for?
  9. I too would be very interested to hear ideas on this. I got so fed up with Flats that didn't always work as they should that I started taking 3 or 4 sets of flats at differing exposures and producing a final image with each of them and used whichever result was best. I never found out what I was doing wrong, as far as I was aware I was doing the same thing each in the same order etc (just like you). The well depth of my old camera was 65000 (give or take), Sometimes an ADU of 20K would work great. But I used to take 18K, 20k, 22k and 25k just to be safe... it never seemed consistent. Cheers
  10. Welcome to SGL. The 8" Dob is an excellent place to start. You could keep that scope for your whole life and it would continue to show you new things every year!
  11. Can you post up a picture of the finder and parts that you already have. I'm struggling to visualize which part you may need. Cheers
  12. @michael.h.f.wilkinson I've tagged you Michael as I know that you are able to take full disc shots... I am mainly into solar imaging. I have a standard PST, a ST102 with Lunt White Light Herschel Wedge and a Lunt CaK Diagonal (B600). I would really like to be able to have a camera with a large enough chip to take full disc shots with ALL of the above setups. I have a DMK21and a Neximage5, the Neximage does have a large enough chip I think for full disc shots, but being colour it just doesn't work well with narrowband (Ha and Cak). Don't really have a budget in mind, if I do not have enough then I'll save up ! Thanks
  13. The full normal theme, works fantastic on my Iphone5s, Android S3, Ipad and Laptop(s). The white on black is a brilliant combo - and helps a little when viewing the forum in the dark. Thanks Grant
  14. Loving the new "look" :icon_biggrin:

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