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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By traveller
Thanks everyone. Yes, confirmed the $1000 limit...

Thanks everyone. Yes, confirmed the $1000 limit for imports (new or used) and GST.
Thanks Dunk and Malclom re VAT and used stuff, maybe some hope there. Lee, I know exchange rate us up the creek...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography Yesterday, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By traveller
Nice colours Michael.

Nice colours Michael.
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 76
Posted By traveller
Should have read that in your original post... ...

Should have read that in your original post...
Yes, you can try a field flattener like this...
Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By traveller
Buying astro gear in the UK/EU/Singapore

There is a very good chance I will go to UK and EU via Singapore later this year. As always, I am on the lookout for good astro gear, so just wondering if anyone has bought any used or new gear from...
Forum: Beginners Astrophotography Yesterday, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 76
Posted By traveller
Good stuff George, Are you imaging with a...

Good stuff George,
Are you imaging with a reflector? Looks like coma, so you will need a coma corrector to get a flat image, otherwise you need to crop.
Bob
Forum: Cameras & Imaging Equipment 16-04-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By traveller
Postage in Australia now included in the price...

Postage in Australia now included in the price (saving of $35-40).
Forum: Cameras & Imaging Equipment 15-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By traveller
Bump. Comes with all cables, instruction...

Bump.
Comes with all cables, instruction booklet and CDs.
Original double box for shipping as well.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 10-04-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By traveller
Hope all is well with your refurb Peter. Re the...

Hope all is well with your refurb Peter.
Re the hex screws for the corrector plate, did you manage to work out their size? I used an imperial sized Allen key but it wasn't a tight fit and I...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By traveller
Hi Peter, I colliminated my SN 10 using this...

Hi Peter,
I colliminated my SN 10 using this technique and it worked very well. http://starizona.com/acb/basics/using_collimating_newt.aspx
Glad you are changing the focuser as the stock plastic...
Forum: Star Parties, Club and Community Events 01-04-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,115
Posted By traveller
Great job on the Horsehead Ken, How is the Leo...

Great job on the Horsehead Ken,
How is the Leo Trio coming along?
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 01-04-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
I reinstalled QHY driver as administrator and ran...

I reinstalled QHY driver as administrator and ran FC as administrator, both failed....
At least I can get it to work in Native WDM mode and run as 1280x960 resolution.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 01-04-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
Thanks Ken, I am running Java Version 8 Update...

Thanks Ken,
I am running Java Version 8 Update 40, same as yours. I re-installed V8.40 following your link, nope, nada, nyet...



Thanks Ray,
I managed to manually over write the ini file and...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 31-03-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
Thanks Ken, Just downloaded v2.3 and gave it a...

Thanks Ken,
Just downloaded v2.3 and gave it a test run, same problems :shrug:
Again, I can connect the camera via QHYCCD WDM through the webcam shortcut but not through the QHY shortcut....
Forum: Equipment Discussions 31-03-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
Quick update, I can connect to Firecapture...

Quick update,
I can connect to Firecapture under the generic webcam exe link, then I choose either QHYCCD (WDM) or QHYCCD Native WDM. However, both are limiting the resolution to 640x480 max. ...
Forum: Solar System 31-03-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By traveller
Nice work, definitely see the hex cloud in the...

Nice work, definitely see the hex cloud in the polar region.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 31-03-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
Thanks Dunk, will keep trying with the settings...

Thanks Dunk, will keep trying with the settings you recommended (and avoid being sucked dry by mozzies).
Forum: Cameras & Imaging Equipment 31-03-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By traveller
PM-ed back. Still available as a package.

PM-ed back.
Still available as a package.
Forum: Equipment Discussions 31-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
Thanks Dunk, I am imaging using the C8 f/10. I...

Thanks Dunk,
I am imaging using the C8 f/10. I did play with the EZplanetary tabs with exposure and gain etc, but to be honest, it's a pain in the backside to use (for me anyway).
When SharpCap...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 31-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
Thanks Ray, Yes it is the QHY5L-II-C, the "C"...

Thanks Ray,
Yes it is the QHY5L-II-C, the "C" denotes a colour sensor you can also get a QHY5L-II-M for mono sensor (which I have also).
I had lots of troubles with Firecapture, it simply would not...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 30-03-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By traveller
QHY5II-L planetary imaging woes

I tried using my QHY5II-LC for imaging of Jupiter for the last few nights with very little success. So far I have tried the following
1. Firecapture: cannot get it to work (Java Platform SE Binary...
Forum: IceTrade Archives 30-03-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 148
Posted By traveller
Sky watcher electric focuser

A bit beaten up but works. Has hand controller (missing battery cover) lead and motor.
I have made a crude L bracket for my ED80, no other brackets.
Will be shipped without battery.
Same as this...
Forum: Cameras & Imaging Equipment 30-03-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By traveller
Price drop: Orion Awesome Autoguider pacakge

Hardly used Orion Awesome Autoguider package, consisting of the following
Orion ST 80 richfield refractor
Orion Starshoot autoguider (QHY5) with 1.25" extension tube
Mounting rings
Long Vixen...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 27-03-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By traveller
Welcome to the 10" SN club Peter, You will have...

Welcome to the 10" SN club Peter,
You will have plenty of fun with that OTA. My mirror is in very good nick as well, the sealed tube made the difference i think.
Looking forward to the photos.
Bo
Forum: Equipment Discussions 26-03-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By traveller
A search of all major retailers that advertise on...

A search of all major retailers that advertise on the right hand side of IIS website will give you that answer...
I think the price hike is related the recent fall in the Aussie dollar.
Bo
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 25-03-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By traveller
So you are sure of your polar alignment? Did you...

So you are sure of your polar alignment? Did you do the drift alignment routine in phd2?
Post a screen shot if you can.
Cheers
Bo
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