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See below for FLO's opinion of this camera.
Received new (from FLO) on 13 January, 2018. Used ONLY TWICE.
Reason for sale: The "cooled" version of this camera is being discontinued and FLO were offering their last one at a ridiculously low price, so I purchased that one (for easier OSC DSO imaging), making this camera surplus to requirements.
FLO price is £229 (as you can see) + £5.95 delivery, making a total of £234.95. I am offering this barely out of its box camera for £200 including delivery - that's more than 14% less than you would pay for a 7-week younger one. I have been advised that RM will not insure cameras, but it is still in its original packaging. Bank transfer only - sorry, NO paypal.
As stated, I have not used it much, but, for a "teaser" of what this camera may be capable, visit http://www.ne3filters.co.uk/g8kpd3NFcer4L/index.html - I will definitely be going back to this target with the cooled version!
PM me if interested.
90min HII, 72min [NII], and 80min [OIII] in 2 min subs with the 80mm f/4.4 and ASI1600 MMC camera through 3nm Astrodons. Piggy backed on the 130 f/7 mounted on the DDM60 and encoder guided.
Sigma Add stacking in AA5, then gradient removal, alignment and Trichromy with [NII] mapped to Red, HII to Green, and [OIII] to Blue, following the Hubble Palette.
Multiple Histogram Stretches, and a Low Pass filter to get rid of some of the noise. The RGB stack needed a serious crop as the [OIII] subs were at a steep angle to the other data, which is a pity as I can see plenty of outlying detail in the individual stacks.
I'm not taking this particular image any further as the data is too short. I've already got another 2 hours of HII in 5 min subs which I'll stack and add to the existing HII stack. The [OIII] I think I'll bin as it's so badly skewed, I'll try to replace it with 5 min subs properly aligned. The [NII] is OK as it stands, but I'll try to add to it.
When I'll be able to get more data is a moot point, as the weather here has been dire. There *may* be a couple of windows coming up, but I'm not counting on them.
Mars has not been a good subject since I took up astronomy three years ago but everyone is getting pretty excited for 2018. From Northern Europe it will be low in the sky and various experts, Damian Peach, Martin Lewis et al are recommending an ADC to improve observing and imaging. The ZWO ADC comes recommended and is more affordable than previous ADCs. At the age of 78 this may be my last chance to get up close and personal with Mars. With a 3" APO refractor, 5" Newt and 8" Dob currently in the armoury am I likely to get any perceived benefit from an ADC using any of these 'scopes, please?
Observing latitude will be 43 degrees north. Any advice, positive or negative will be very helpful.
I started this zwo 1600 problem topic yesterday, but I couldn't get the answer. I have found that my problem is temperature related. when the sensor chamber drops below zero the download hangs. Sorry for the new topic but i am getting really tired of this.
Could you please help me out?