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Well, not all just the sw ed80 and ed120. I have acquired a taste lately for flat fields and round stars edge to edge. I've never bothered with ff/fr so far, I'd rather spend the money on an extra scope, but I feel I can justify one. But which one, as I would like to improve both my scopes. So it boils down to this: has anyone used either the dedicated sw ff/fr for the ed80 with the Ed120 or the ff/FR for the Ed120 with the ed80 and got good results? And when I say good, I don't mean great (as with the dedicated one), just better than using the scope with out one. If so, which ff/FR did you use to match one scope and slightly improve the other, the ff/fr for the ed80 or the ed120? Perhaps a third party one? (but not too expensive, because it would beat the purpose of buying both the dedicated ones). Something like that: https://www.firstlightoptics.com/stellamira-telescopes/stellamira-2-0-8x-reducer-field-flattener-with-m48-adapter.html ?? P. S. I am using a Canon 600d dslr
im making this sale active again, here are the details im not entirely sure i want to get rid of my imaging setup, but its a lot of money to be tied up for me for not a lot of use, main reason for selling is to get some decent canon lenses which will be used a lot more.... well the total of my gear what i can remember off the top of my head is way over £2000 there is a lot of stuff i have not added which i can not remember, well here is the list so far... HEQ5 - RRP £630 http://www.firstligh...q5-syntrek.html HEQ5 upgraded bolts - RRP £30 QHY5L-ii - RRP 229 Altair mini guide scope & auto guiding setup RRP £169 & £39.99 = TOTAL £208.99 https://www.altairas...&cat=260&page=1 https://www.altairas...productid=16469 SW 130-pds - RRP £159 http://www.firstligh...30p-ds-ota.html SW Auto focuser - RRP £45 http://www.firstligh...to-focuser.html SW CC - RRP £97 http://www.firstligh...-corrector.html Baader 2" Neodymium filter - RRP £80 http://www.firstligh...ium-filter.html Skywatcher 28mm 2" Long Eye Relief - RRP - £29.90 http://www.firstligh...eye-relief.html Meade 12mm Illuminated Reticle Eyepiece (Wireless) - RRP - £59.99 http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c49e5d5e9 Celestron x2 barlow x2 - RRP x1 - £24 - x2 = £48 http://www.firstligh...125-barlow.html Televue x2 barlow - RRP - £110 http://www.telescope...low_1_25__.html MSI U135DX netbook - RRP - £249 solor filter - RRP - £41 telrad - RRP - £35 SW 9x50 finder - RRP - £45 premium chesire - RRP - £36 M48 adapter - RRP - £15 Making every photon count - RRP £19.95 HitecAstro EQDIR adapter for EQMOD - RRP - £27.90 canon t -ring - RRP - £21 bahtinov mask - RRP - £16.45 TOTAL SO FAR = £2233.18 all items are very well looked after and kept indoors in a smoke free home, id prefer to sell everything in one go and for it to be collection only due to the mass of items and the weight of everything, id be happy to let this lot go for around the £1200 mark here is my flickr from which you can see me astro images i have taken with this setup https://www.flickr.com/photos/tingting44/sets/72157650012923391/ more images at request
I found this setup in internet and make me think, with AZEQ6 GT and 2 scopes, different weights and size, without counterweight in AZ mode! - I can put a MAK100mm 3kg +- and a OO VX10l 12kg +- without counterweight? Does anyone have this setup mount and already used without counterweight with two telescopes of different weights? Is it really necessary to have a balance using in AZ mode? The problem to centralize the object with both scopes is true? With the SW AZEQ6 GT? Follow the images a TSA-120 with 6.5 kg i think and the other with 22kg i forgot the brand hehe you can help me?
Hi I want to improve my imaging of DSOs (I struggle a lot with LP) - particularly the Veil. But the price of O-III filters looks pretty steep to me. Except this one: http://www.365astronomy.com/SkyWatcher-O-III-Filter-2.html Would that be any help to me? Steve
Been waiting for days in anticipation for the first clear night with my new SW 200P reflector and HEQ5 mount. I found instantly that I couldn't locate the North Star due to bloody trees and also the moon was so bright it made all other objects so much more dim in my scope. The Polaris Alignment scope LED's are so bright I couldn't align any star in the scope at all, let alone see through it. I did check it was clear and it didn't have the cap on or the weight bar obstructing it. I tried adjusting the brightness but found no settings in the SynScan handset for my model! I also found out that my clock ring rotates even if I lock them to the specific axis. (Annoying) In the end, instead of just messing around trying to align the damn thing I just span it around and zeroed in on the moon and other stars. I found pretty quickly that I can only focus on the moon IF I use a 2X barlow lense in the chain and that the focuser doesn't move back as far as my older Vixen refractor. Anywayyyy to make the most out of the full moon and the fact it was clear I took some photos and made a mosaic out of 54 individual photo's I took. The original photo is 388MB, so I've uploaded a much smaller version. My first proper AstroPhotography photo, any thoughts or solutions to the problems I found on my first night out? I'm hoping the next time I go out, it's much smoother. Enjoy. - Pesky
I was checking on astrobuysell website last night and I seen a Mak 180 for sale close to me so I decided that it will be my xmas present and went to pick it up tonight! I didnt expect it to be so big! I already have a mak 127 and loved it so its exciting to see what the 180 will be like. Does anyone have any pictures of the planets that theyve imaged? Im excited to see what the views are like but I probably wont have a chance to take it outside any time soon because of this weather! thanks in advance!