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Offline Batman7617

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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #30 on: 17:00:43, 19 July, 2013 »
Me again . . .. would you guys recommend an Astronomik CLS Clip-Filter system for my EOS 550D? they are around £110 and sounds pretty useful.
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #31 on: 09:44:43, 06 August, 2013 »
The CLS clip is a nice bit of design - certainly the best way to CLS a DSLR

Have you made any purchasing decisions yet?
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #32 on: 15:50:21, 06 August, 2013 »
Yeap, as Tom says the CLS clip is the defacto LPF for the DSLR.

The Hutech IDAS Light Pollution Suppression(LPS) Filters also get some great reviews but a bit more cash.

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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #33 on: 17:05:59, 06 August, 2013 »
As above, the CLS is the way to go. Dont be too surprised if you get a bit of a halo reflection on really bright stars and be prepared to do some colour correction in processing (which can be quite tricky).

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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #34 on: 20:02:59, 12 August, 2013 »
I want to thank you all for your input guys, been a real help clearing the confusion and getting the focus concise enough to get a clear image in my head (see what I did there!)

Going shopping this weekend and hopefully will have everything I need by the end of next week, with a bit of luck I will be submitting my first images in a couple of weeks, I've decided to have a bash at clusters first, just to get a feel for things, then probably have a bash at M31 and work up from there, getting rather excited now :)
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #35 on: 20:11:22, 12 August, 2013 »
Good to see the Round 1 bell has rung  8)

Now the fun really starts!
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #36 on: 21:14:59, 12 August, 2013 »
Ok . . . . here's the checklist, feel free to add anything I've missed.

Primary Scope Opticstar ED80S Gold (£459) or Altair Lightwave 80ED (£549), Mini Guider Scope Altair 60, Guide Camera QYH5, Mount HEQ5 Pro Synscan, Powertank (17ah), CLS Filter (EOS Clip), T - Adaptor (Canon Fit), Field Flattener . . . . all new comes to around £1,980.00 using the Opticstar or £2.070 using the Altair.

Oh and ssssshhhhhh . . . . don't tell the missus! ;-)
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #37 on: 21:44:58, 12 August, 2013 »
Oh, what about H-Alpha, OIII & SII Filters? Will they be a worthy asset or are they an accessory that can wait for the future?

Am I going to need dew heater strips and control for both scopes also? What about spacers and any dovetail plates I'll need?

And I've made my mind up, I'm going for the Lightwave 80ED!! My card is going to be in pain this weekend . . .
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #38 on: 21:58:42, 12 August, 2013 »
The filters won't be necessary with the unmodded DSLR, (except the CLS) the dew heater will be needed come later in the year as it gets cooler.

Most new scopes come with dovetails (usually Vixen type) do check what saddle the mount comes with, I think the NEQ6 has the option (Vixen or Losmandy) when bought new, but just check that you are getting compatibility from the dealer

What QHY guider are you getting?
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #39 on: 22:12:22, 12 August, 2013 »
I'm going to get the QHY5 Mono that fits onto the 60mm Altair Mini Guider.

Does that report back from the laptop direct to the mount via USB - RJ12 lead or am i going to need one of those Autoguide Port Interfaces things?

Oh . . . I need that software too don't I, mustn't forget about that.
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Re: New Kid On The Block Seeks Advice
« Reply #40 on: 13:21:34, 13 August, 2013 »
The CLS clip is a nice bit of design - certainly the best way to CLS a DSLR

Have you made any purchasing decisions yet?

Yeh, the kit list is as follows:

Primary Scope: Altair Lightwave ED80
Guide Scope: Altair 60mm Mini Guider
Guide Camera: QHY5 Mono
Mount: HEQ5 Pro Synscan
Field Flattener for Refractors
CLS Filter (EOS Clip)
Skywatcher 17ah Powertank
90 Deg Diagonal
20mm 70 Deg Eyepiece
3 x ED Barlow Lens
Bahtinov Mask
Kendrick Solar Filter
Dew Heater Strips (80 + 60mm)
Dew Controller

Oh, and a bag of ice for when the missus finds out!!! lol
Primary Scopes: Opticstar ED80 Gold, Skywatcher 150 MAK
Guidescope: Opticstar AR80S Guidescope
Mount: NEQ6 PRO
Cameras: AG-131M Coolair Guider, Canon EOS 600D

 

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