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kmaslin

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About kmaslin

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  1. Mini pier for CEM25 mount, as new only 3 months old £52 includes P&P to UK
  2. Have been looking at Kstars as alternative to current setup of CDC and SGP, but would only work if the hardware setup via Ekos works? However it looks like Ekos only runs outside Windows using Linux etc. Can anyone put in layman's terms if I can run on current Windows PC or do I need to set up a VM/Raspberry pi controller to make this work?
  3. OK will have them - not bought anything through stargazer so what now? OK to pay via PayPal?
  4. Yes - had a weight from previous mount that I use with the one supplied with the mount about half way up the balance rod. Any views on my query regarding off axis guiding?
  5. I have been using a Altair GPCAM2 130M camera with a 60mm guide scope on my CEM40/8" Celestron SCT setup and works ok However when I try to use it on installed Celestron off-axis unit - it is very hit and miss as to whether I can find a guide star in the field of view even if I crank up the gain etc. Is the sensitivity of the camera not up to it? Would you recommend an upgrade in the mono camera or any other changes/settings that I might have missed? Could continue as-is with the guide scope but have other plans for that and also want to get full use from the off-axis unit Cheers Keith
  6. Fantastic Grab&Go Goto mount with tripod Full details of the mount at Ioptron site https://www.ioptron.com/product-p/8200.htm About 8 months old and now no longer needed as moving away from visual astronomy to pier/observatory based astrophotography. Comes with mains power lead or can run off internal batteries. Also added in long power lead to fit cigarette power socket £220
  7. ADM Mini Dovetail System Guidescope Kit with 125mm rings To fit an 8" Celestron/Meade SCT OTA The three point 125mm adjustable rings come with large 3/8" aluminum adjusting screws which have 1/4" delrin tips to help protect the guidescope while minimizing image shift during long exposures. The system includes the dovetail bar, two dovetail blocks and two rings with thumb screws. Black anodized aluminum and stainless steel for ultra good looks and maximum durability. Includes: Dovetail Bar 2-Dovetail Bar Adapters 2-Rings w/ Delrin tippedthumb screws All necessary Mounting Hardware Only 3 months old, was bought for project but no longer needed, near perfect condition £100
  8. Pictures attached of camera and stacked but not processed (still learning to use Pixinsight!) image of M51 to show it works
  9. Yes camera still available. Will post pictures later as requested (note rules say photo is recommended not stipulated)
  10. Have sorted the issue by using a 2nd PC next to the telescope and multiple usb connections, connected this via ethernet to network and access it via Teamview from the warm room main PC - all working a treat and now frees up the main PC to do processing etc whilst data collecting on the other Just got half a dozen long usb cables and hubs collecting dust now
  11. 11.6 mp resolution SONY STARVIS Exmor R Back Side illuminated IMX294 CMOS 4128 x 2808 active 4.63 micron pixels in 16.05 x 12.61 mm array Excellent condition as only 3 months old, £599 new price but here for £420 ovno
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