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Brian28 last won the day on September 16 2019

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  1. Hi .. yes I already have the 2” red version , but have to wait till reasonably dark to set up .. which is why I wanted the green ..
  2. I’m looking for one of these units if anyone has one tucked away and wants to move it on .. thanks Brian
  3. Great image ..., but I’m more surprised that you have actually had 9 nights to take it !
  4. Small amount of WD ..
  5. No, I didn’t ... no swarf would rest on the face so I left it uncovered ..,just very careful when removing from the machine .. im going to wash the whole assembly down though ..and clean the mirror face before final assembly..
  6. Thought you might like to see this .. I have an Ikharus 10”RC .. once made by Ian King ..I love the scope ... but a few people have mentioned the fact that the focuser is attached to the mirror cell .. and with the weight of the focuser and camera hanging off the back it’s quite easy to put it out of collimation . I had a couple of options .. sell the scope and buy another with the decoupled mirror , or modify mine .. ! I was especially nervous as the mirror is still in the cell as I didn’t want to disturb .. all turned out well though .. modified a tilt adjuster I had for the focuser attachment , and I have been plying around to see if the new set up places the leader beam in the middle of the secondary.. and it seems pretty good .. so will disassemble and clean the mirror properly before final assembly.. will post some more pics later ..
  7. Hi Paul ... . it’s surprising how you forget things .. what made it worse , was all my laptops and small computer in the case outside decided to update .. as for PI ..I didn’t have it long before the summer break .. and what l had learnt has gone ... so will have to start again ....
  8. Took this a couple of weeks back .. first time out for absolutely ages .. June .. in fact .. forgot how everything worked . this is pretty much full FOV with my RC10 and QSI683 .. processed with APP and photoshop .. I haven’t been playing with PI , so forgot that too .. as the nights are drawing in I will have to reacquaint myself .. 6 hrs Total integration.. 600 sec subs , RGB 12 of each ..
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