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About SyedT

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  1. Hi Adam, Interest noted, and yes it's the USB version. Cheers
  2. I have the following for sale due to changing setup. All items are in excellent condition. 1. Feathertouch Focuser 3" FTF3015B-A 2. Takahashi FSQ85 3" Adapter 3. Takahashi M72x1 Endcap (to fit Takahashi accessories e.g. 0.73x reducer or 1.01x flattener) Price is £650 inclusive of tracked postage within the UK. Will upload images later on. Buyer will also get first refusal on a Pegasus FocusCube if interested. Cheers
  3. I recently purchased an Atik 490EX second-hand to see what CCD imaging is like, as I've only ever used CMOS cameras. I spent last night doing short imaging runs on various targets without any filters (7x36 mm carousel for the EFW2 is currently on order). The noise levels are very impressive, giving clean images which require minimal noise reduction, and the chip is very sensitive. Any bad columns/vignetting processes out very easily. I've probably overcooked these images in terms of processing, as I was seeing how much detail I can pull out of a short total imaging time. Equipment: Takahashi FSQ-85EDX Atik 490EX + Atik EFW2 (No filters used) Feathertouch FTF3015B-A Focuser + Pegasus FocusCube Lodestar + Primaluce Lab 60 mm Guidescope Avalon M-Uno Fast Reverse Pegasus Pocket Powerbox + Anker 7-port USB hub PoleMaster Software: SGPro, PHD2, PoleMaster, Stellarium M31: 60x60s = 1 hour M33: 60x60s = 1 hour Dark, flat and bias frames applied Processed in AstroPixelProcessor & Pixinsight (including StarNet for star removal) Bortle 5 skies
  4. Looking for an Atik EFW2 7x36mm Carousel, if anyone has a spare floating around. Cheers
  5. Change of plans, so no longer required. Please archive, thanks.
  6. Looking for a Starlight Instruments Focuser Boss II & HSM30 Motor kit. Cheers
  7. No problem, let me know if you have any other questions.
  8. Hi Tom, Apologies, I meant to close this advert as everything except the adapter is now sold.
  9. Hi Ed, Yes I'm well, hope you are too mate! It's between 2-3 years old now, I'm the second owner. I don't have the flight case, and yes I have the original polar scope and USB/power output cabling etc stored in separate bags. Cheers
  10. Hi all, As I will be trying out CCD imaging for the time being, my QHY163M + CFW2-M-US with 7x36mm carousel are for sale. Both in good condition and come with with the connection cable and adapters. I will upload some images of the camera and images taken with it in due course. The QHY163M has been a great performer for me and is very sensitive, with variable gain, set-point cooling, memory buffer to speed up image download and heated sensor window (I have never had an issue with the sensor window developing moisture). There was an issue with the USB port, and so a brand new port was installed a few months ago by an EU vendor authorised by QHYCCD. The CFW2 attaches directly to the camera via either an M54 adapter or dovetail adapter (which allows for easy rotation of the camera for framing); the filter wheel can be connected directly to the camera with the provided cable, or to a USB port by adjusting a particular setting on the circuit board (I can provide details of this). Price for both items is £1,000 posted within the UK. Can consider splitting if there is interest in both items. Cheers
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