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  1. Just got my first scope had a couple of casual looks around the sky this going to be a bit of a learning curve. Would like to get into Astro photography eventually. The ccd cameras are hugely expensive so would be going DSLR route. From what I can gather I would also need a tracker other than the Audiostar system that’s currently part of my setup any suggestions as to which one would be helpful. Only ever used a DSLR on a normal tripod up to now with normal lenses. Here are few that I have taken in the past. Would like get some moon shots, galaxy shots in fact anything st all really.
  2. Due to a telescope upgrade I now have available my LX90 and a lot of accessories to go with it. The OTA itself has been upgraded and improved a lot it has had the following upgrades: Thrust bearing upgrade to smooth focusing Screws replaced with stainless Bob Knobs collimation knobs Flocked tube to improve image contrast The scope comes with all the standard accessories: Meade 8x50 Finder Scope Meade 26mm super plössl eyepiece Meade 1.25" eyepieve connector Meade #918A 1.25" Diagonal Prism Meade Autostar hand controller and external control and update cables Meade field tripod and manuals Plus having used it for imaging and having de-forked the OTA to use it on a German Equatorial Mount it also comes with the following extras to allow a variety of options for both visual and imaging options: ADM Counterweight and accessory rail for 8" SCT ADM Losmandy Dovetail for 8" SCT Star Sharp Bhatinov Mask DewZap Dew Shield JMI Electronic focus controller for Meade LX90 Celeston f6.3 focal reducer Astro Engineering hand controller holder Meade variable projection tele-extender Astro Engineering Align Mate Meade 07567 f3.3 focal reducer and variable T-Adaptor 1.25" Clear Sky CCD Filter 1.25" Light Polution Filter 1.25" OIII filter Power supply for Meade LX90 Meade equatorial wedge with adaptor for the LX90 The scope has now been put back onto its forks and tested. If you want to see detailed photographs of everything then please have a look at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Gp5a1yf-3ypq_lzYzvVGi9l_ug03mNZb there is even a short video showing the mount working there. As for the capabilities of the scope you can see a few examples of images taken with this scope at: https://www.astrobin.com/293004 https://www.astrobin.com/332967 https://www.astrobin.com/352788 https://www.astrobin.com/288931 https://www.astrobin.com/289586 there are even more on my astrobin page: https://www.astrobin.com/users/toxophilus Unfortunately due to the size and weight of the scope, the amount of kit I'm selling and lack of boxes, I can only do collection only. I'm looking for offers around £1000 for everything. But I'm willing to consider splitting if you don't want it all, just let me know what you are interested in and we can work out a price. For just the scope and standard accessories, I'm looking for offers in the region of £700, so for just £300 extra you are getting a lot of options. A quick add up of what this has all cost me new comes out at around £2500. I can accept payment via bank transfer, cash or pay-pal (buyer covers fees) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
  3. My lovely 8" LX200 Classic has been de-mounted from my observatory pier and I'm selling a load of accessories that used to be used with it. 8" Bahtinov Mask - SOLD Astrozap 8" dew shield - SOLD Pair of 5" Asymetric mounting rings - £22 Astroengineering 3D counterbalance system with 2kg counterweight - £45 Baader SCT Crayford Focuser - SOLD All prices include postage to UK mainland Both remaining items for £62 posted
  4. About 4 years ago I bought an LX90-8" and with it I also bought the Meade Equatorial wedge - which I subsequently got rid of!!! I'm now thinking of going back to the LX90 to use it for imaging and buying another wedge. BUT I seem to recall having issues guiding this set-up as there is not a guide port on the LX90. Can anyone please tell me how you connect-up the guide 'scope and camera to guide the LX90 using the equatorial wedge. I do have an HEQ5 Synscan Pro and for a while mounted the 8" OTA for imaging on that mount, but it really was not very successful as it was all a bit too heavy. Hence the idea of revisiting the great Meade equatorial wedge!! Any ideas would be most welcome
  5. Hi all, looking for a Meade 497 Autostar or Audiostar handbox/controller for an LX90, with or without cable. NOT Autostar 2. Must be willing to send to France, payment by bank transfer only no Paypal. Thanks Bob
  6. I have a Meade LX90 with an equatorial wedge and hope to do some DSLR photography. Is the autostar able to do rough tracking on a wedge without using a computer? I also have an orion starshoot deep space imaging camera and computer (desktop) old enough to run the software. The information I have suggests this cannot be used to track and take photographs at the same time. Is this the case?
  7. Hi All... I am wondering if anyone can help me? Just starting out imaging with a Meade LX90ACF 8". Whilst I am not new to this, I've changed my game from CCD to DSLR and am on the learning curve again! I am getting a strange reflection when I image anything bright, ie a star. Please can you have a look at the image and see if you have any tips to not get this crazy blue swirl... whilst it is pretty, it is clearly not anything in the sky and will always be on the image somewhere. Lunar or planetary.. not a problem... just the bright stuff (whether a short or long exposure). I've tried a canon 350d and 1300d.. both the same! I am still playing with my alt/dec % so am still getting a little star trail on this 3 min exposure, not worried about that!
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