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Taken the plunge.

Ok so i am a little stupid i think... Just went and purchased my QHY8L ccd, despite the fact i know nothing about CCD imaging, have yet to receive my light box, have a mount that is comparable to a drunken sailor and there seems to be a permanent cloud belt over my house ... Discuss ...



pk so i might be mad and don't tell my mum i got it but i am kinda like this
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:07 PM
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Only thing wrong with all of that is you live in Brisbane too, so you've just condemned us to clouds for the next week.

Congrats on a great camera
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:04 PM
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Very nice mate !
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Congratulations Grady!
so jealous I am.....
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:45 PM
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at this time i would also like to point out that i am putting up for sale one functioning kindney. Asking $850 for it only 23 years old never been exposed to alcohol, drugs or Tobacco any takers ... need money to pay debts
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:37 PM
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Your lightbox is about half finished Grady
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:55 PM
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I recently took the same plunge, the rain hasn't stopped in 4 dayshttp://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/....blackcloud.gif
Grabbed a Milburn wedge as well...now just to get to use them!

Did manage to get first light with the CCD last week, very quick and dirty shot, no guide, wedge, flats etc and only a dozen or so couple sec frames. Not even any colour as I still don't know the settings yet. Can't wait to have a real play.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:56 AM
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Hi Grady,

I did something similar. Bought a QHY8L about 6 months ago with little idea of what to do! However, it's amazing how quickly you learn.
It's a very good camera and you will be producing great shots in no time.

Ross.
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nice to here peter ... should be put to good use when i get it ...
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