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  1. Hello all , due to moving house, it is with deep sadness that I need to sell my gear. Most items I would prefer not to post and would be collection only , any smaller items that can be, postage will have to be covered by the buyer. If you are interested in any of the items please send a P.M and we can discuss it , So here goes Skywatcher Esprit 80 ED pro triplet in alu flight case this has not been used £750.00 SOLD to Kaliska Field Flattener for the above scope , this has not been used £ 80.00 SOLD to Kaliska Skywatcher evostar 80ed ds pro + mask , used in G.C £220.00 Sold .85 R/FF for the above scope , used £100.00 Sold Baader 2" click lock M56 for the evostar £35.00 SOLD to (Adeking) 9x50 finder , used £25.00 Sold AZ EQ6 GT GEQ & ALT -AZ , used twice £900.00 SOLD to jbro1985 QHY Polemaster, used twice £170.00 SOLD to Kaliska Baader Neodymium 2" filter £ 30.00 SOLD Stargazer McCabe Baader H-Alpha 7nm ccd filter £ 100.00 SOLD to Handy_Andy As far as I know all the literature will be included as from new and in all their original boxes , all the above are like brand new and have been loved and cared for . I would love for someone to buy job lot at a price of £3500.00 , which would include many items I have not listed , power supply , many adapters, leads ect ect If you have any questions please feel free to ask Thanks for looking
  2. Hi guys, I have for sale my Atik Infinity Color Camera. It's in mint condition and comes boxed and complete with everything you need. I've used it around 4 times. £830 including Express Shipping and Insurance. If you have any questions, please drop me a message, and I'll be happy to help. Thanks!
  3. I bought this camera new 5 years ago and it has been very little used. The sale includes the sx off axis guider. Camera and OAG £600 All in excellent condition. The front of the camera body has some cosmetic scratches from use of the OAG - see photo. Collect from Chesterfield or add £20 for insured special delivery postage Payment by bank transfer I've attached a couple of images taken with the camera along with pics of the camera itself
  4. Hi I have the ZWO ASI120MC-S and I just can not seem to be able to calibrate it, tried everything I can think of, can not find much online. Any suggestions really appreciated as I'm randomly punching numbers hoping for results, I have a rough idea what the variables are going into but no luck. This is the best I can do sat here in bed with the bed light on.
  5. I have the above camera for sale. It's an unwanted gift and has not been out the box so is in brand new condition. Specs can be found on altairs' website, https://www.altairastro.com/Altair-GPCAMV2-IMX224-Colour-Guide-Planetary-Camera.html, but it is a planetary/ guide camera. It's retailing for £190, I'm looking for £150. Ideally local cash and collection from Notts/Derby area but can arrange delivery for cost of postage £5.00 signed for or fuel if near by. If wanting to pay by PayPal it's friends and family, or goods and services, buyer pays the fees. Thanks for looking.
  6. Before I go and Purchase some new USB Leads does anybody have any recommendations where to buy Reliable and quality USB leads. As i had 2 USB cables go faulty on me last night for both cameras which wasted a rare and lovely clear night's imaging session. And i do not want to have keep redoing the wire harness so stressing the other leads e.c.t.
  7. I was at a star party and the instructor used a green laser. Pretty awesome. I want one. What power or what do I look for so I get the right one. I live in canada Also he used a cAmera with delayed exposure we could see more nebulas and such with the camera than with the human eyeball. Any ideas on a basic setup do I can do this too? Do I need A special camera aNd is it Attached to its own telescope? What power of telescope do I need thanks to u all
  8. Hi, I've always wondered how magnification is achieved with a camera connected to a telescope, given that whenever I see pictures of a telescope and dslr or dedicated camera setup, there's never an eyepiece to magnify the image. How do you get a closeup image without a short focal length eyepiece? Thanks, Gus
  9. For sale 1000D camera modified for astronomy, the IR filter has been removed to allow the important red emission nebula to come through. This camera has a very low shutter count of 4654 (at this time), and is in very good condition but has a light surface scratch on the LCD (see pic), which doesnt impact its performance and isnt visable when on. comes with a battery and charger, I don't have the original box, but will pack, very well. The price is £130 and includes delivery. This is for the camera body, no lens. Any questions please email me for guaranteed response........clear skys!
  10. The struggles of a beginner learning how to use the equipment. :-) Pointed mount North and Levelled EQ6 pro mount 8:30 pm Attached wireless release, 2" nose and UHC filter to Nikon DSLR Attached scope and camera, balanced scope for camera use Collimated the telescope -took 40 minutes of messing around Waited until dark. Took the dogs for a walk around the field to pass the time Polar aligned using the mobile app and sighting against Ursa major. Rebalanced DEC for eyepiece rather than camera 3 star alignment. 1st star was way off and took ages to get it in the eyepiece Restarted 3 star alignment. - Selected a star behind a house. Restarted 3 star alignment -complete. Checked collimation using a bright star - perfect (should bloody be after 40 minutes!) Tried to fine adjust polar alignment using a method discovered online (not drift- I don't think I have the patience.) Didn't work. Restarted 3 star alignment then used the polar alignment on SynScan Took a look at Jupiter was great to look at but not what I set out to do, I want DS images... Attached camera Used live view (LV) to try to focus stars Pointed the scope at M3 and took a 2 minute exposure Tried again with a 4 minute exposure SD card failed. Lost some family pics, grrr Now I have to explain to my partner that it wasn't because of Astronomy, these things just happen. Replaced SD card Took some cautious 1 minute exposures of M90 expecting the camera to explode Pictures were faint so moved to 4 minute with a little more confidence telling myself SD card failures can just happen. Noticed star trails Located a bright star Decided to give PEC training a try. Couldn't do it with an eyepiece. Tried with the camera in LV but noticed some gradual movement in the DEC axis. Hoped PEC training would sort this. Moved onto the Spiral Galaxy Took some 2 minute exposures of the whirlpool galaxy. Wireless timer worked flawlessly. Still a little faint so up'd the ISO and took some more. More detail but more noise. Took some darks with the same settings. Packed away while the camera did its thing. Viewed the pics briefly on laptop. There was star trails (DEC axis again and blurring) Went to bed 1:30 am Summary: So what have I learned? Well DEC error was probably due to the balance of the scope being off. I never did re-balance for the camera. I've also learnt today that I should bias the balance slightly East so the gears engage better. PEC training is a waste of time without an illuminated reticule which I don't have the desire to buy. I'd rather save for a guide scope and guide camera. I've learned I can refine the polar alignment after the 3 start alignment process. I've also read on forums that perhaps I should manually move the scope to the first alignment start then continue with the usual process. I've also seen that two star may be the way forward for EQ6. So perhaps next time I'll start with a 2 star, polar align using the SynScan handset then back to 3 star with the first manual adjustment. I should also purchase a few SD cards that are dedicated for Astrophotography and upload them ASAP after the session. The Astronomik UHC Deep Sky Filter worked wonders with the images for where I live. I can now take longer exposures. Assuming I sort out DEC errors and invest in guiding rig.
  11. Has anyone modified and used a car CCD reversing camera for use in a scope?
  12. My current setup is a 130pds, mounted on a HEQ5 PRO. I have been using it with an unmodified Canon DSLR which is going OK so far, but I do like the look of EAA as an option. Do you think my current rig lends itself to EAA (also considering getting an 80ED), obviously the bits that's missing is the camera. Is there a budget camera <£200, or an older model that I should look for 2nd hand. There are a few doing the rounds on ebay and .astrobuysell.com/uk/ although the 2nd hand cameras appear to be rather old. Cheers Jon
  13. Hi I have a Sky-Watcher telescope, model AC 120/600 Startravel BD AZ-3 that I want to use to take photographies. This one: http://www.astroshop.eu/skywatcher-telescope-ac-120-600-startravel-bd-az-3/p,16710 I have an "old"(2009 model) Nikon D3100 camera and a t-ring, but the thing is that my camera won't read the t-ring. I read online that it's too old to be compatible with a t-ring. So I wondered if anyone knows about any camera models I can use? I'm thinking about getting a new camera because of this and I would like some recommendations. Which cameras do you know are able to "read" a t-ring? I would prefer the cheapest models Thank you for your time
  14. Got a photo of the Moon with corona a couple of nights ago, not through the telescope but through a camera, hope that's allowed ? Cheers, Gary.
  15. Hello! I have been looking through the forums sections of this site and found that nichrome wire is a very popular material for dew heaters. I was using my DSLR a several weeks back, and the dew was horrible and it encouraged me to build a nichrome heater. My first heater prototype consisted of 22" of wire with a resistance of 4.08 ohm per foot connected directly into a 12V power supply (consisting of 8 AA batteries in parallel). It was wrapped in duck tape. It worked for a while, but then the batteries began to overheat and I had to pull the heater out to let them cool. When I used the same prototype heater on 6V (4 AA batteries) it didn't have this same overheating issue, but it produced less heat then when it was on 12V. I'm not using a pulse width modulator, but would that solve this issue? I'm worried as the heater is only really around 8 ohm, it may be short circuiting with such little resistance. The wire can't be terribly long as this is just to heat a DSLR lens. Any input on a solution would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  16. I am selling my ASI 120MC camera as it is surplus to requirements. The camera is in very good condition and has hardly been used. The camera comes in original box with the USB lead and lens. I am looking at £120 (price includes P&P to UK only). PayPal only as gift or fees paid. Please PM me if you have any questions. Thank you for looking Pete
  17. I seem to remember mention of using the RPi NoIR camera for astro imaging but rather than try to find an old and maybe out-of-date thread I thought I'd start a new one. So what I'd like to know is whether anyone has experience of this use and whether it was any good. How sensitive is it compared with "proper" astro cameras? I find it hard to believe anything as cheap as this is could be that good but who knows!
  18. Have you ever thought about where all photons go when they enter your telescope? I have done a rough calculation of how they dissapear on the way through the telescope and in to the sensor, in this case it's for a rgb filtered mono camera. The result? You detect about 12% of the incoming photons through a refractor or 9% through a reflector! I have the calculation on my homepage here: http://astrofriend.eu/astronomy/tutorials/tutorial-transmission/tutorial-transmission.html For those who are curious as I'm ! /Lars
  19. Hi. I am new to astrophotography and want to start using an eyepiece camera with my Celestron eq130. Can anyone recommend a decent camera for a small budget, say £50. Also, do these type of cameras just fit into the telescope, or do they fit into a Barlow lens ??
  20. Iphone 5/5s phone adapter that attaches your iphone to Celestron X-Cel LX eyepieces (may work with other eyepieces and phones). This adapter is hard to get hold of now and believe it or not cost me £50!! I've included a couple of photos taken using this adapter to show how good it is. £25 posted (fees paid via Paypal).
  21. For sale is my used for 10mins ASI120MC-S, this is the new USB3 colour model, cost me £228 from telescope house. It is in as new condition, i used it for 10mins with sharpcap but have decided to stick with my DSLR, i just feel more comfortable with what i know. Bargain (new as) £190 includes free special delivery next day by 1pm. Save yourself £40 odd and buy mine instead. Thanks.
  22. I am deciding to jump in and purchase a used CCD camera. Some of you may already know of my plans as I have posted them on other popular fora a week back. I am in a dilema because one question plagues my mind. The Orion G3, being a started CCD is also easy on my pocket, specially a used one. The upside with it is that it is a perfect match for the GSO6" RC that I am buying this month (gives me 1.31"/pixel). However, it has a pixel array of ~ 750x520 which means that the full size image will still be quite small. Other than the small array, the chip does have some good characteristics like 50k full well capacity, low noise etc. Which other camera would match up to it and why? Any experiences anyone?
  23. One of my favorite planetary nebulae is rising in the northeastern sky (above that big oak tree)! The ghostly M57, the Ring Nebula, approx. 2300 light-years away and between 6,000 and 8,000 years old (when the outer layers of the parent star exploded), shot on the Orion Starshoot Deep Space Camera II (at maximum sensitivity setting in color) through the Orion StarMax 127. Original music: "Apochromatic (dub version)". Enjoy! Reggie
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