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  1. I'll take the ha filter if it's still available? Steve
  2. WonderStar

    Finderguidescope rings

    Hi, is this sfs? if so I'll take it today, how do you want paying? Steve
  3. WonderStar

    Celestron C8 XLT

    Is this still for sale and would you be prepared to post? Thanks Steve
  4. WonderStar

    M33 Triangulum

    Nice image :-)
  5. WonderStar

    M42-M43 and the running man from last night

    Very nice :-)
  6. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thank you :-)
  7. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thanks Trevor. The red halo around Hatsya. I get this on most bright stars, it's annoying, but I guess deeper pockets are required if I want perfection :-)
  8. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thank you :-)
  9. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Thank you Robin, I had to crop tight due to stacking artifacts :-)
  10. Very nice, one on my very long list of to do's :-)
  11. WonderStar

    Rosette Nebula Ha OIII Bi colour

    Very nice :-)
  12. WonderStar

    Orion & Running Man Nebs

    Morning all :-) Yep it's the Orion neb and co again but what a beautiful sight eh? Around 9 hrs total exposure time at ISO 400 and taken with a Skywatcher 80ED-ds pro, Canon 700da, HEQ5 mount on a home made pier. Can't seem to get rid of the bloat on the brighter stars. Maybe I need to check my scopes alignment? Anyway, for a newbie I'm pleased with the results. :-) Feedback more than welcome. Clear skies Steve
  13. Hi all Bit of a strange one this. I use a QHY 5 mono II for guiding though PHD 2. When adjusting the gain (which is set to 12% as default ) via PHD nothing happens. and my average snr remains at around 11 on the brighter stars. When performing say a polar alignment in Sharpcap the camera works perfectly and i can see plenty of stars. Now I've noticed that if I adjust the gain within Sharpcap, close the program then open PHD and connect as normal there is a huge increase in gain and star snr averages around 30. Adjusting gain within PHD though still has no effect. Has anyone else had this problem, could it be a Ascom driver issue? Steve
  14. WonderStar

    bit of a nightmare last night

    Dew strips are what you need as a dew shield/lens hood will only slow but not stop dew from forming. Hand warmers can work well also. As regards to battery power I use a battery AC adapter, something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-EP-5A-Adapter-Connector-EH-5A/dp/B003ZYF3MS Steve

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