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  1. Erling, many thanks indeed for your reply .... I did have a brief chat online with the developer as he was looking for a UK supplier. I have provided him with a few contacts including of course FLO. I know it is quite expensive but I do like the simplistic approach as it is something that will fit right in with live-streaming. Only down side will be the customs duties and shipping costs as Pieter suggests himself. Not sure if he would accept visitors but once our current madness is over, it would be cheaper to fly over and pick it up lol Really appreciate your reply Erling and yes
  2. Thanks Peter, I'm in email discussion with the chap now ... he is looking for a UK dealer but having had a positive experience with every UK astro shop I have bought from I would struggle to suggest one inparticular lol That said, I have suggested a couple with FLO being top - if anyone from FLO is reading this then "Pieter" will be in touch.
  3. Good morning everyone, hope everyone is keeping well through this madness ! I am wondering if anyone has any "hands on" experience with the StarAid Revolution. I have done a search on SGL and only see Erling GP as a possible user and I have to say, his results are outstanding. I have an observatory in North Yorks and hoping to go semi-retired this year then devote more time to astronomy together with STEM conducting more "live streaming" events. At the moment, polar alignment is good but I do have to perform plate solving regularly (even after a 2 star alignment). Doing this while liv
  4. Thanks Stuart, not to bad where I am Bortle 4 (near Filey, North Yorks). Thankyou again Steve
  5. Stuart, that is brilliant, thank you so much for your help. I actually have a set of cards and have done a custom WB on my Canon 6D (from Juan) which is coupled directly to a WO ZS73 through a full frame field flattener (works perfectly). Stuart, thanks for your suggestion of the normal CLS filter (ie not the CLS-CCD). Should the CLS suffice completely or are there other options I might consider ... duobanded or would that be overkill. The one that comes to mind is the Optolong L Pro. Really appreciate your fast answer, thanks again and a very Happy New Year Steve
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  7. Good morning everyone I am taking delivery today of an astro modified Canon 60D that appeared for sale on another forum with the following modification originally performed by Andy at Astronomiser: “Rear Filter Removal with Sensor Repositioning Modification” I visited the Astronomiser homepage to try and better understand exactly what this modification entailed, if an additional piece of glass was added (possibly not) and the "possibility of star bloating". While I do understand that this filter partly removes UV/IR and colour correction, with the first filter still in place I am w
  8. Bit of a longshot, does anyone have a Primaluce Eagle 3 + cables going for sale. I am toying between this option or an Intel NUC/Pegasus Pocket Powerbox to automate my observatory. Thanks in advance and a Happy New Year. Steve MIG Observatory
  9. Looking for an Intel NUC, minimum of i3 processor, 8 gig ram, 120SSD, 5 USB ports and WiFi (these are minimum specs). Might also consider the fanless models with dual WiFi antennas. Also looking for the Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox or similar device with multiple 12volt outputs and possibly a variable voltage o/p to feed power to my DSLR. Many thanks for reading and a Happy New Year. Steve Muston Imaging Group
  10. Thank you, just swapped it this morning I'm afraid. Steve
  11. Happy Christmas A quick question on the Prima Luce Eagle range of astro computers please. Can it control multiple cameras simultaneously ? I have 2x DSLR's which I would like to run with Backyard EOS and an ASI178MC that I would like to run with Sharpcap. I have done a little googling to try and find a multiple camera setup but struggling to see confirmation that it can. I had considered other solutions from other vendors and indeed the basic Prima Luce Eagle Core and I only see 1x DSLR and/or 1x CCD/CMOS and in some instances, the latter can only be used as a guide scope. I
  12. Now priced to sell ... he says hopefully Take both scopes and all accessories for £500 or the Celestron C8 + accs for £450 collected from North Yorks. May be interested in a p/ex for either of the items mentioned in the post above or a decent refractor for imaging (SkyWatcher Equinox or similar) + cash adjustment Steve
  13. I forgot to mention on the "part exchange" front. I am also looking for an Intel NUC and a Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox - for remoting my observatory.
  14. Celestron C8 and extra's as listed above now reduced £50 ..... £500 (or might consider a trade for a decent refractor - Equinox or similar as I am going the imaging route rather than visual)
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