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  1. ** Price dropped to £1699 ** We recently acquired a used Tak 106 which came with a QSI 683 and flters. As such our previous widefield rig has to go (hence all the recent adverts)! Our Moravian G2-8300 camera was bought new from Zoltan at 365 Astronomy in June 2016. We had it supplied with the 48mm thread, so that it would screw directly onto our WO Star 71 (also for sale). Alternative adapters are, of course, available. The camera is in excellent condition. It has lived in an observatory which is heated and dehumidified when no imaging is taking place (most of the time in the UK). We have made one 'modification' - well not really a modification. The Moravians (at least the ones we had) are supplied with ghastly, soft-metal, cross-headed screws to hold the filter wheel cover in place. After moving the filters around a couple of times between our two cameras, we noticed that the crossheads were getting a bit worn. So rather than waiting until they 'turned over' and became un-extractable, we ordered some stainless steel hex-head replacements. They are much better, see photos below. The camera comes in its standard aluminium (we think) case. It is complete with all cables, power supply, and manuals. If anyone is interested we could run off a couple of new darks and/or biases for them to take a peek at. There are no dead columns (at least there weren't the last time we checked). We got a DC extension lead for the power cable - this is in the case and will be included. All the little screws and washers for the filter wheel carousel are present and correct. The camera does not have an OAG, but Moravian do make these, and they are easy enough to fit (we did this on our other Moravian) - there's just a little spacer to remove (from memory). Our camera is the 10 filter-wheel model (with the 36mm unmounted carousel). In some threads, there seems to be a little confusion about the differences between the internal and external wheeled Moravians. As can be seen in a couple of the photos, there is a short (ethernet-style) cable running between camera and wheel. So the entire unit needs only one power cable and one USB cable (both supplied) to be fully operational. Please note that although the carousel shows some filters in place (it was taken whilst the filters were being removed), the filters are being listed separately. The camera will not come with any filters (unless of course you buy these too). We will deliver the camera for £1699 - bank transfer preferred. We can accept PayPal, but PayPal fees would have to be considered. I'll be putting this up on UK ABS tomorrow (I didn't realise they had a 5 a day limit on their listings) The most recent image taken with this camera was a month or so ago - Veil Nebula Mosaic (a 'full resolution' option is available from via link). Other images can be found in that same gallery. This camera was used in a dual rig, and data from it was often amalgamated with data from other cameras. Again, if people want to see a couple of subs shot purely with this camera, we can supply these. Photos of the camera:
  2. Baader 8nm SII 36mm unmounted filter. This was bought new from FLO around 2 years ago. It has been kept in a Moravian G2-8300 camera. Since picking up a used QSI 683 a few weeks back, the camera and filters are no longer required, and I am slowly putting everything up for sale. We kept the original packaging, including the little paper sleeve and plastic box. I will deliver it for £75. I will be listing the filter on UK ABS too.
  3. Baader 8.5nm OIII 36mm unmounted filter. This was bought new from FLO around 2 years ago. It has been kept in a Moravian G2-8300 camera. Since picking up used QSI 683 a few weeks back, the camera and filters are no longer required, and I am slowly putting everything up for sale. We kept the original packaging, including the little paper sleeve and plastic box. I will deliver it for £78. I will be listing on UK ABS too.
  4. This is a Lacerta flatfield box. It plugs into any 12V supply (you could use your mount power cable since the mount does not need to be powered when taking flats). NOTE: this is a fixed output unit. A power-splitter and dimmer can be purchased for the unit (see LINK for example) - but we don't have one of these to sell. I'll deliver it for £52 Also up on UK ABS
  5. This is a full set of Baader LRGB filters - bought new from FLO around June 2016. They have been housed within a Moravian G2 camera - which I will also be selling. They are in their original packaging - with litle paper wallets and plastic cases. £199 delivered. These are also up on UK ABS.
  6. Astrodon 36mm unmounted Ha 5nm filter. I bought this new from Ian King Imaging around 16 months ago. It has been housed in a Moravian G2-8300 since I bought it. It comes in its original packaging. I will deliver it next-day signed for for £315 - bank transfer is preferred. It's also for sale up on UK ABS.
  7. This is the bracket to connect a Lakeside focuser motor to a Williams Optics Star 71 telescope. We had it on a Mk II WO 71, however, I believe that it will also work on the Mk I. We have changed telescope and are moving our Lakeside to the new scope. This bracket is, therefore, surplus. I have two of these brackets - one aluminium and one black (from a Mk I scope sold some time back). Let me know which one you prefer. We can deliver either one for £28. Bank transfer, PayPal, cheque would all work. This is also for sale on UK ABS.
  8. Williams Optics Star 71 (Mk II) f/4.9. This is the second generation (4 element) Star 71. A significant improvement from the 5-element, Mk I model. This was bought new from First Light Optics back in February 2017. Before shipping, the telescope was ‘checked and tuned’ (A FLO service) by the great Es Reid. Focal length is 350 mm, giving rise to some outstanding widefield views with round stars right to the corners using a Kodak 8300 chip. And because this is a modified Petzval there is no need for flatteners, reducers and no need to work out ‘spacing’. The scope comes with a Vixen dovetail and the appropriate Canon EOS (wide, M48) T2 adapter is included (see pictures). The scope was supplied in a padded Williams Optics carry bag and it is highly portable. Please note that if you want to use this scope for visual work a specially designed 1.25” diagonal is required. Normal diagonals cannot be used because of the rear lens elements. This scope was used solely for imaging and was set up permanently in an observatory (with running dehumidifier). It is in great condition and produces fine images. We are only selling it because we recently came into possession of a Tak 106FSQ (a good version it would seem!). Feel free to check Steve's Astrobin page for examples of images taken with this scope. The latest image was a 4 panel mosaic of the Veil Nebula. The majority of the main mosaic was captured with the Mk II Star 71. I am happy to send some individual subs if desired. [EDIT: I have added a single sub from that mosaic below. I show a reduced size version of the entire (calibrated) sub, followed by 100% crops from each of the corners.] £800 including delivery. I’d prefer payment by bank transfer. I can take PayPal, but then PayPal fees would apply (or a ‘Friends and Family’ transfer). The scope is also up for sale on UK ABS.

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