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For sale 450D camera modified for astronomy, the IR filter has been removed to allow the important red emission nebula to come through. The price is £140.
This camera has a very low shutter count of 1588, in very good condition, comes with 1 battery and charger (connects via USB to computer or smart phone socket ect ), I don't have the original box, but will pack, very well. The price includes special delivery. This is for the camera body, no lens. Any questions please email me any questions......clear skys.
id like to sell the whole Rig at once if possible, due to me being a student now and i sadly have no place where i could use it safely.
- William Optics FLT 110/770 bought about 1,5years ago on this very platform, focuser stiff at one place but fully functional. https://www.astroshop.eu/william-optics-apochromatic-refractor-ap-110-770-fluorostar-110-tmb-ddg-ota/p,4988
- ASI 294 MC PRO (About 5 months old, roughly used 5 Nights)
- ZWO ASI290mm camera plus William Optics 50mm slidebase uniguide rotolock (Also bought from this platform roughly 1,5 years ago)
- Raspberry PI 4 (with 4 GB) running on Stellarmate OS
- Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro (1,5 Years old, unmodified)
- Custom Dewheater Band for Guide and Main Optic (Upgrading with a Voltage-Regulator recommended, but works fine. Its just quiet strong)
Many accessories, will update with Photos soon.
Everything is fully functional, Optics have no scratches whatsoever. Pictures made @ different focus Points so you get the best idea in what to expect.
Price: Im thinking about 3600€ for the whole Rig, self pickup preffered but sending possible.
Regards from Austria
Finally built a peltier cooler for the canon 600D. Credit goes to Martin Pyott for the originl design:
I had to modify the design slightly due to the aluminium plate snapping and a comedy of errors on my part, such as not being patient enough in drilling the copper plate and snapping a drill bit in the hole.... all learning experiences.
I was going to invest in a dedicated OSC astro camera but this will allow me to get a bit more milage out the old faithful DSLR. I have attached photos of the finished project and Darks (10 min at ISO 1600) and was impressed and surprised at the difference this mod made in noise levels. The cooler managed to drop 7 degC on ambient after running for about 15 min or so. I don't know how cold it will get when running for longer, and know it wont be able to compete with a dedicated astrocam, but any cooling is a bonus, right? At about £35 for the parts this saved me a fortune which will go into the dedicated TEC cooled mono camera fund.
Next on the DIY list are a power box (with power for the mount, camera, dew heaters and RPi: I have already made my own 12v power distribution box which sits on my EXOS2 "portable" mount) and a couple of auto focusers using the MyfocuserPro2 project on sourceforge (the parts are winging their way to me as I sit here). The savings bring that dedicated mono camera all the closer 😀.
Any advice from anyone who has made these projects very welcome (maybe it will help me avoid more silly errors) or ideas for other projects too.
Clear skies 💫
Hi, there will be plenty written on this but I’d be grateful if anyone could point me in the direction of a well written beginners guide. I am awaiting delivery of a 10 inch Dobs (250p classic) and although will be primarily for visual use I’m interested to see what would be possible astrophotography wise (planetary) using my Celestron Skyris 132C cam. I assume something along the lines of the drift method - I’m not expecting miracles given the set up here but any advice or tips on this would be appreciated to help get started.
This is NGC3603 and NGC3576 (AKA The "Statue of Liberty" nebula), a massive H-Alpha region containing a very compact open cluster, located in the constellation "Carina" about 20,000LY away.
I took this photo during two nights, 14th and 15th March 2021. Imaged using a active cooled and full spectrum modded Canon 40D DSLR attached to a 80mm f6.25 refractor on a CGEM equatorial mount.
Total exposure time was 3 Hours and 31 minutes in natural color through UV/IR Cut filtered subs from a semi rural sky.
RGB: 19x60s, 19x120s, 18x180s and 20x300s subs @ ISO1600.