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About mikeyj1

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    Astronomy, Astro-photography, Photography, Camping and Caravaning
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    Gloucestershire, UK
  1. fantastic image Sub Gina...I hadn't even heard of Simeis 147 and had to look it up! Found it in Stellarium, but not in Sky Safari until i used Sharpless 2-240, for location, but the object size is huge....what are you imaging with? Even with my new 'widefield' 572mm it would be a multi pane mosaic... maybe i'll leave it until next year to have a go at it In any case i had a mostly clear night in Gloucestershire...a bank of cloud about 11:30, but clear after that. M45, Rosette, M42, and Markarians 'eyes' galaxies all got a couple of hours of data BR Mike
  2. did you post to the APT forum?...usually a good bet Ivo can sort it out
  3. Dave, super impressed with a 20min exposure no trailing or amp glow...and for being inside the M25 how come it didnt just blow out with light pollution....?
  4. it's been so long since a clear night it's going to be hard to remember which bit goes where....!
  5. just going back to the OP, difference between Coll cap and Laser, it could be that the focuser tube is out of alignment, ie not square / lined up to the main tube. This doesn't normally show itself on a coll cap, but a laser will pick it up. Checking that is a little more difficult; you need to find the diametrically opposite point of the focuser center inside the main tube, and then make sure a collimated laser points directly at it... HTH Mike
  6. Are we having the table top sale again this year? I've got a few things to move along. Maybe a separate thread needed for ppl to list their items in advance if so cheers Mike
  7. its what i'm not bringing that's concerning me...no caravan this year, left it in Spain!
  8. groups.yahoo.com and search for 'Starlightxpress' its 'restricted group' so you have to apply to join, but easy enough you can also get to it from sxccd.com 'message board' section Mike
  9. I am sure someone has one here and can help you, but i also recommend you go to/join the SX forum, Terry will answer you very quickly...it's a good resource also for any other issue
  10. Before I jump and say 'I'll take one'... what filters fit and how does it go in the light path? thanks Mike
  11. thanks for the message Brian, it's much appreciated that you took the time to consider this. I'm glad I asked. Here are a couple of pics of my setup...and looking at your drawing i am a couple of mm short on the mpcc to sensor distance! Good luck with the sale Mike
  12. i would be interested, but how much does it add to the back focus? with the Baader click lock, my DSLR is almost touching the focuser tube .. thanks Mike
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