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Old 19-08-2018, 02:13 PM
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Old 21-08-2018, 09:14 AM
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Thanks to all for your help. I've ordered a mono ASI 183mm Pro cooled, along with a filter wheel. It's on it's way! Now I just need some filters. An LRGB set will be next, then some narrow band filters for nebula.

Bye bye clear skies lol.
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Old 22-08-2018, 03:40 PM
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Look forward to seeing what you do with it Kevin
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Old 22-08-2018, 04:32 PM
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Start with the LRGB as they're not too expensive. In time you go Ha, then OIII and finally SII. You want Ha for HaRGB and then OIII for bi-colour and then SII for Hubble
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I expect great images given what you wrangled out of your dslr.

So what made you go with this instead of say the asi1600 - sensor size alone or something else ?
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Look forward to seeing what you do with it Kevin
Me too!

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Start with the LRGB as they're not too expensive. In time you go Ha, then OIII and finally SII. You want Ha for HaRGB and then OIII for bi-colour and then SII for Hubble
That's the plan!

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I expect great images given what you wrangled out of your dslr.

So what made you go with this instead of say the asi1600 - sensor size alone or something else ?
Sorry for the delay in responding guys. I've been in hospital for a few days with the flu.

Chris, sensor size and price basically. I think the sensor size will suite the telescopes I have and for the small objects with the larger scopes. With 20mp I should be able to bin pixels with longer FL and still have a high res image if needed. I should also be able to do some planetary IR.

So many options, so many things to try with a mono. I can't stop thinking about it. Meanwhile, the camera has been stuck in customs in Brisbane since the 24th. What are they trying to do, breed it or something? Gimme my camera!
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:00 PM
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Look out, here's trouble. It's heeeeeeerrrre.

I'm taking my time with this little beasty. I've read all the threads on CN so I know I'm in for it lol. Gonna start off with a small refractor and work my way up. I WILL make it work for me. Heaven help me!
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Congrats and good luck, Kevin!
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:03 PM
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Thanks Rick. My first astro cam. Now I just have to get a filter or 10 for it. I have a wide 30nm Ha I might use at first.
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Nice choice Kevin

Be useful to have a UV/IR cut filter (aka Luminance), as it’ll pick up signal well into the IR wavelengths. Broad Ha on you’re newt should be pretty interesting too

You’ll have the beastie going in no time, I’m sure!
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Do you mind if I ask where you purchased it? I am in the market for a 1600mm and 174mm
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Nice choice Kevin

Be useful to have a UV/IR cut filter (aka Luminance), as it’ll pick up signal well into the IR wavelengths. Broad Ha on you’re newt should be pretty interesting too

You’ll have the beastie going in no time, I’m sure!
Yeah I noticed it's very IR sensitive Dunk when I was looking at the trees down the back through the scope. A Baader UV/IR cut filter soon fixed that.

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Well I wanted it from Bintel but they didn't have any, though they could order one in. So I did something I probably shouldn't have and ordered it from Agenaastro in the USA. Unfortunately the GST bit me on the bum, along with a $90 handling fee at customs because it was over $1000 AUD. But I did get it fairly quickly. Would have worked out cheaper at Bintel.
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Well I wanted it from Bintel but they didn't have any, though they could order one in. So I did something I probably shouldn't have and ordered it from Agenaastro in the USA. Unfortunately the GST bit me on the bum, along with a $90 handling fee at customs because it was over $1000 AUD. But I did get it fairly quickly. Would have worked out cheaper at Bintel.
Okay thanks, I was planning on getting from Bintel so good to know.
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Well I wanted it from Bintel but they didn't have any, though they could order one in. So I did something I probably shouldn't have and ordered it from Agenaastro in the USA. Unfortunately the GST bit me on the bum, along with a $90 handling fee at customs because it was over $1000 AUD. But I did get it fairly quickly. Would have worked out cheaper at Bintel.
Okay thanks, I was planning on getting from Bintel so good to know.
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They can be purchased direct from ZWO, and delivery is pretty quick. I believe ZWO offers a Fed Ex type service as well. It would not avoid GST but is probably quicker than USPS from Agena Astro, and might save clearance time as well. Bintel can backorder them, they seems to sell out of recent arrivals pretty quick. I get the feeling that Bintel is trying to avoid holding stock on these cameras. They claim 2-3 weeks on backorder but you can get them from ZWO direct in one week I believe.
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:07 PM
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Agena Astro was very quick Glen. Only took a couple of days from the USA to here. The biggest stall was customs sending me a letter in the snail mail telling me they had my package. From that point on everything was electronic and progressed rapidly.
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Mine from ZWO arrived in 4 days to NZ. And they understated the value so it incurred no tax. A 'webcam' at a couple of hundred $ IIRC.

Did you get a filter wheel as well ?
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:24 AM
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Did you get a filter wheel as well ?
Yes, but from China. It's still in the mail.

Well it's all very exciting. I have my first "dark" frame haha! Now I just have to find the TEC cooler button in ASICAP.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:09 PM
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Found the cooler button. Check this out. Left frame TEC off +30 degrees, middle frame TEC at +10 and right frame -10. I love it.
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Found the cooler button. Check this out. Left frame TEC off +30 degrees, middle frame TEC at +10 and right frame -10. I love it.
Wow that is impressive - I didn't realise that there was so much improvement..
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