Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.



  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

5 Neutral

About SupernovaF1

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Interests
    Astrophotography, Photography, Travelling, Aircrafts
  • Location
  1. Ah thats a clip filter. Mine is a threaded one. I wouldnt like to use blue tac anywhere near the sensor of my brand new camera, but thanks for the help!
  2. Thanks but ive already solved with some gaffer tape. Jokes apart, the zwo comes with the necesary filter.
  3. Perhaps this two solutions would work https://www.astroshop.eu/other-adaptors/ts-optics-1-25-filter-holder-for-t2-threads/p,62114 https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/language/en/info/p9003_ZWO-Filterhalter-fuer-1-25--Filter---kurzbauend-mit-T2-Gewinde.html The first one is an spacer, seems identical to the T2-1.25" adapter that comes with the ZWO 1600. Is that enough? The diagram below says it needs a M42 to 1.25" which is optional.
  4. Hello all, I have recently adquired a ZWO ASI 1600 but wont be receiving the filter wheel until later. I do have 1.25" filters that I could use on the meantime but I was wondering how to connect them. I would like to avoid buying a cheapish manual filter wheel though SvBony does one for £40. I havent seen filter drawers for 1.25" but I cant find any cheap solution, so any help will be appreciated. Cheers
  5. No worries @Stub Mandrel I am actually thinking on keeping it to be honest. My idea was to buy a 60D instead but Ive just bought a ZWO ASI 1600 that I think its going to get most of the use... Let me know when you decide what to do, but just a heads up that I might retire the ad before then Thanks
  6. Hi @Stub Mandrel It is unmodded. I dont know the shutter as it doesnt work with submitting a picture in the websites i tried. There is an app that needs the camera to be plugged to the camera and I dont have it to hand. But if thats important to you, I will can find it next monday. Cheers
  7. Searching for a ZWO ASI 1600 MM Pro. If filter wheel and filters are included, even better but not essential. Preferably in the UK.
  8. Selling a 8 months old 72ED. In good condition with a few dust specs on the interior that dont affect the image quality at all. Comes with an aluminium case with compartments for additional accessories. Specifications: 216x Highest Practical Power (Potential) 72mm Objective Lens Diameter 420mm (f/5.8) Focal Length Dual-Speed 2” Crayford Focuser 11:1 ratio (Backlash-Free) Multi-Coated Objective Lens Sky-Watcher “Metallic 99.5% High-Transmission Coatings” (MHC) on all air to glass surfaces Standard Sky-Watcher / Vixen Style Finderscope Shoe Tube Rings & 45mm Dovetail Bar (with 1/4-20 tripod threads) Removable Dewshield Weight 1955g Length 42cm https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/sky-watcher-evostar-72ed-ds-pro-ota.html Price: £210. Collection only in Oxford. EDIT: Price reduced to £190 to speed up the sell.
  9. Selling a Canon 450d. I have bought it a month ago from mpb in "Good" condition and only used it three times since. It is a very praised camera for astrophotography that lends itself to being mod. The only note is that the viewfinder eyecup is missing but can be easily bought on ebay for £3. Price is £80 plus shipping, non negotiable. Collection possible only in Oxford. EDIT: Battery and charger are obviously included but not pictured.
  10. Its mainly focal length. 72ED works great on very big targets like M42 Orions nebula and M31 Andromeda Galaxy on an APSC camera. For other targets its just too wide for me. I would rather the combination of an 600mm of the 80ED (plus a 0.8x reducer) and the 1000mm of the 200PDS. I think the 72ED punches above its price but I do see chromatic aberration in some stars, though nothing that cant be corrected in easily in Lightroom. The 72ED is a great lens for portability but I found myself going to places less than I thought (thanks COVID...).
  11. @wormix In normal circumstances I would do so but the delivery time for an 80ED is ridiculous at the minute. I have no rush until the 200PDS arrives but i dont want to end up without a scope. Thanks for asking
  12. Hello, I would like to buy an 80ED or swap for my 72ED plus the price difference. I dont mind if its just the OTA version or the outfit one (star diagonal, viewpiece,etc). Thanks
  13. Glad it worked. Increasing friction should indeed help. What worked best for me and another person who contacted me was using thin tape on the walls to remove the clearance. As in this video suggested by @MarkAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKnZLn-xz1k I ended up returning it as it was brand new though and hopefully the next one doesnt show the same issue.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.