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swag72

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About swag72

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  1. New kit is always such a buzz...... Nice one
  2. Ah .... spacing!!! How fickle I have found it with the FSQ85 and the reducer. I have one FSQ85 and reducer that works perfectly with the 72.2mm spacing as recommended... Then I have one that doesn't. I got a bespoke adaptor made that gave me the 72.2mm spacing and the corners were terrible. So I got another made with 2mm off the spacing (so it's at 70.2mm) and that works perfectly for the Narrowband filters. With my luminance filter (a different make) the corners are different, so I can only assume that the thickness difference between the Astrodon and Hutech IDAS is giving this issue. As this is less than 1mm, then it really shows me how critical the distance is. The reason behind my thinking of just arbitrarily taking 2mm of the adaptor distance was that I could increase the spacing with some Delrin spacers if needed on both threads and bulk it out as required. My corners stairs were all elongated towards the centre, which suggested that there was too much distance from the reducer to the sensor..... I guess I was lucky that 2mm worked, there was certainly nothing scientific in the measurement at this stage. I have no tilt issues in either scope and have found that the Tak focuser works perfectly in both. Like Barry I am using the KAF8300 sensor, so the corners are more critical than they would be with the smaller Sony chip.
  3. Hi and welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us and hope that you enjoy your time here. Look forward to seeing you around
  4. Hi Lar and welcome to SGL - Glad that you joined up and I hope that you enjoy your time here. Look forward to seeing you around
  5. Despite it's size I have found this to be a very tricky blighter indeed - Well done
  6. Hi Geoff and welcome to SGL - Great to read your introduction...... I hoe you enjoy your time here, this place is full of helpful and friendly people. Look forward to seeing you around
  7. Hi and welcome to SGL - This is a great place to be, glad that you found us. Look forward to seeing you around
  8. Hi Scott and welcome to SGL - Glad that you joined and hope that you enjoy your time here. Look forward to seeing you around
  9. Hi Davy and welcome to SGL - Glad that you found us and hope that you enjoy your time here. Look forward to seeing you around
  10. Looking very nice indeed - A great nebula and you've done it justice
  11. I found that if they weren't at the same temperature they didn't work...... put the cooler on, cooled down to temp and that was that! Did you try them at the same temperature as the lights Carole? To see if it made a difference?
  12. I have found that the bias and flats do need to be taken at the same temperature as the lights - to this end I use -15 degrees as a standard temperature as I can easily get to that all year round. When I tried bias without cooling, they gave me odd lines all over the place.
  13. The bok globules have really come out very well
  14. Great dust detail...... looking very nice.
  15. Hi and welcome to SGL - Grab a seat and enjoy the ride Look forward to seeing you around