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  1. Waynescave

    Zwo 1600mm pro

    Broadband filterset and Ha
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    From the album: Zwo 1600mm pro

    A stab at HaRGB. Modest data at 1.2hrs ha 1.2hrs integrated RGB Pixinsight and finalised in gimp Messed up star reduction settings a bit but its OK.
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    M33 LhaRGB

    From the album: Zwo 1600mm pro

    L. 55mins Rgb. 75mins Ha. 60mins First proper attempt at doing a lhargb image. As per the UK, only modest amount of data again here but pleased with the results. Esprit 120 no reducer /Flattener Sx filterwheel/OAG ZWO ASI1600MM-PRO Lodestar mono guide cam SW Eq6r pro ZWO filterset lrgb+ha7nm L-pro 2" as luminance (and light pollution)
  4. Really useful review, thanks... I too need to cut down on cables and sort out spaghetti junction! Worried my hungry 4amp qhy camera, mount and dew heaters and 3amp raspberry pi might be a bit much for the ppb??
  5. Hi guys Can anyone identify which control box this is? Is it focusmaster? And does it run off robofocus driver in Indi lib as I cannot get a successful connection (in indi within ekos) I bought a robofocus motor with this control box second hand. I have faith with seller that hardware works as should. I've tried other cables and USB ports too. The software (k stars) I use does do port search when connecting equipment.. Any help appreciated Wayne
  6. Thank you James ill see if I can sort something out like that
  7. Hey guys.. Is a HFR of(minus) - 1.000 possible? As this is what my image statistics say on my k stars software It also says my SNR is varying 0.682 - 1.5? Any interpretations are welcomed? Cheers guys
  8. Am interested in a mono guide scope camera, filters of sorts, and 60-80mm guidescope if you can help... Kind regards Wayne
  9. Thanks for the reply, yes I've dealt with Jasem and tested some updates for him in the past, he has been outstanding at developing and supporting our community I think you'll agree! I'm on the lookout for a mono lodestar as I thought it was a well reported cam to use in this setup with pi and Ekos etc.. So I'm glad to hear you get stable and reliable use with yours too! They are quite pricey new though aren't they! Is there a more affordable alternative that you know of.. Even tho I'd prefer sx lodestar as it is supposed to be at parfocal focus off the bat, inside my sx OAG filterwheel...
  10. Just read about your issues, I've had similar issues with the new version of kstars.. Where filter wheels spin while kstars initiates a mer flip and other weird stuff.. Is this bugs in kstars that's being addressed right now does anyone know?.. Tried port assist in indi tab but its greyed out... Doesn't open for me...
  11. Hi there, I'm a simple stellarmate original rasp pi owner.. (so not even rasp pi 3+ or whatever its called) I run kstars on the pi.. With indi to connect and control my equipment. Really love it as only use a tablet screen for imaging all night.. One thing tho.. How do you get on with guiding? And what guide cam do you use? I stupidly use a color altair mx224c and at full resolution and even at half resolution I get exposure timeout messages... Is this because the ram and cpu performance struggles or the cameras tech difficulties? I'm keen to know guide cameras other "on site" not home obsies pi users use!?! So anyone out there hit me! Waynescave YouTube me: waynescave
  12. Thanks DP. I'll go with 1.25 one then... Was informed my f7 system and asi 1600 Pro cooled would function without vignetting etc, I'm just hoping this is the case with the starlight express filter wheel and baader filters I want to order to go with it? Leads me to another question, does standard baader lrgb filters have an ir cut layer over them all? I understand most lum are uv ir cut lenses..? Cheers in advance!!
  13. Hi peoples, New to mono imaging, Camera ordered! Want to order the starlight express mini filter wheel with built in OAG combo unit. It is for 1.25 screw in filters but does it also accept 31mm unmounted (Lrgb) filters? As I think there are other brands of mini filters that do this. But of coarse none with built in OAGs on them.. That's why I want to order the one from Starlight express.... Cheers in advance
  14. Hey, Just seen a used add for sbig st8300m for £850 Good price for that ccd sensor.. (or do I stick with ZWO asi 1600mono) Difficult choices....
  15. Oh wow, that one looks like the job for it. I presume it is locked in position when fitted in the imaging train..
  16. Would this WO reducer work with 120mm refractor? As on Rother Valley site it lists up to 103mm... I presume with my relatively flat results and taking flat calibration frames, I may get away with out using a Flattener do you think?... Or do you need one with mono sensors of this size (asi1600)
  17. I give up... Think I'll be going with ZWO.. All my solutions keep pointing to them! Have been looking interestingly at zwo bigger sensored OSC now tho! The 071 mc Pro.. In my class 4 bortle skies would I capture nearly as good detailed data as say the 1600 mono Wondered what other people's thoughts on this would be guys n gals??
  18. Ahh thank you.. Thought it would be close.. Adam you may be the man to ask, talking on reducers.. Which would be adaptable to my esprit? There's no dedicated one by SW. Saw one suggested one tsoptics I think at. 0.75x apo reducer... Its £369!!
  19. Thanks. I'll only be adding a filter wheel at the moment and maybe a reducer/Flattener in future. Just wanted to be sure I'd be okay with 31mm filters in efw mini without vignetting.. On my 840 esprit120ed at f7, should be OK? Right?
  20. Hi there, just wondering how you've been getting on with the Altair 1600 mono cooled cam? Thinking of getting this camera too but concerned about back focus... Also, what do you measure to and from if one doesn't use a Flattener or reducer?...or do you have to have one in the train? I've been fine with my t3i dslr camera up to now... Cheers
  21. Yeah, I hear you. Have been leaning towards asi 1600mono the more I've delved into the practicality. Wow, I see as you mean. That Atik camera is a beauty isn't it! I couldn't stretch to the 3 grand mark right now tho! Is this camera the budget side of nice ccd cooled cameras? I think? Ah I see, there are other cameras with the awesome KAF 16200 Sensor in them... Mmmm
  22. This is interesting reading as I was looking at these altair183mm or 183 osc also. I am in bortle 4 skies which I am greatful for! So if you guys was me would you still go mono and on the 183 sensor? I have an esprit120ed apowith no reducer And to give you an idea I took 57 x 1 minute exposures with my Canon t3i in the nice cool temperatures of - 5 winter nights I would like to also be able to crop n zoom in on detail of smaller targets like galaxies too if it's probable... Cheers..
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