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    St.Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK
  1. Thanks Michael for the interest. I will let let you know if it becomes available again. But don't get your hopes up! Thanks again.
  2. Thanks Graham, please ring me on ******** thanks and we can talk. Much easier!
  3. Hi Graham, the best way for me to answer this is direct from Juan's websit (see image). The camera has had very little use and used only once connected to my telescope. All my other gear is nikon and I find the Nikon D750 very good at the red end with no modification. I'm buying a Lunt solar scope hence the sale of the 700d. The camera has a custom white balance set so it can be used 'normaly' and the tiltable screen has been set to red for night use but can easily be changed in the menu. I do have a Skytech EOS CLS-CCD filter that I was going to sell after the main lit had sold but I can iclude that for an extra £50 if you like. Thanks Hugh
  4. I have moved on to a dedicated CMOS camera so I’m selling my Canon 700d. Canon 700d Astro modified by Juan Fierros. Only the IR Filter has been removed so the camera can still be used normally with a custom white balance. Auto Focus and Senor Clean have been retained. Includes a 16Gb SD Card. Shutter count is reported by Astro Photography Tool as 3204. The camera is in A1 condition. Canon18-55mm kit lens(A1) NOT the STM stabilized lens indicated on the box. Canon 28-80mm Ultrasonic lens(B+) Canon 50mm F1.8 Lens (Boxed A1). Screen protector fitted. Plus, 2x new unused Pro Guard screen protectors. 2 Canon original batteries, Box, CD, Charger and instruction manual. Newer intervalometer, M48 T ring, M42 T ring, Mains PSU with Dummy Battery. Everything is in really good condition and will make an excellent start into Astrophotography. £350 (no offers) includes next day delivery by 1pm delivery UK only. Sorry postage extra to restricted postcodes. Sorry No overseas. Can also be seen & collected from St. Ives, Cambridgeshire with a reduction in price. Payment by BACS or cash on collection.
  5. Arh that makes perfect sense. I knew that it should have some 'transparency'in the top layer. I usually save with layers either PSD or Tif. Then flatten. I'm now just wondering if it may be because I'm using PS5.1 I will be updating later this month to subscription.
  6. That's a really interesting shortcut, but it still does not reproduce the view on screen of the 3 layers. The middle layer seems to be ignored. I can see that it has uses. Thanks.
  7. Dave, thanks for the reply. No matter what I do, flatten, merge, select all 3 layers the result is still the same. I'm convinced if you have an image layer above another it must have reduced opacity or it will 'block' anything under it. I have all 3 layers active (the eyes on the left) the middle one selected in blue is just the layer that is active for adjustment. But I have tried or suggestion but still no joy. Thank you for reply though the thread being a bit old I did not expect a reply! The result in 3 layers has made such a difference to my North American Nebula image it is worth trying to find a way. Cheers Hugh
  8. I must be doing something wrong! I have followed the steps and my image is vastly improved with less stars, but when I save it is as I have done nothing! I have the Starless image at the bottom, my original in the middle with and a copy above that with blend set to Pin Light. I then reduce the opacity of the middle layer to 60% and save. It seems to me that unless the opacity of the top layer (Pin Light) is reduced then that layer will be the resulting image. I was taught to look on layers as sheets of glass that you look down on, each layer then alters the layer below. The process certainly works and I like the result, just need to find a way to save it.
  9. Paul, have been looking hard at comments here and on the net. It seems as it is difficult to add a camera to the PST and a DSLR is heavy anyway. I think it best I stick to white light solar (not that there any sunspots at present). The PST is a great price, but not for me unfortunately. I hope I have not wasted your time and hope you get a buyer soon, I'm sure you will. Regards Hugh.
  10. Thanks Dave, was thinking on selling the 178MC and getting mono, then saw this PST up for sale. Hugh
  11. I'm interested, if attaching a DSLR do you know what sort of field of view you get? Full disc? I have a ZWO 178MC as well but never got on with it. Where about's are you in Camb's, as you see I'm St. Ives.
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