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Old 11-10-2015, 07:34 AM
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can anyone advise me on what would be a ccd to suite a meade 14'' lx200. I need one that stars look like stars not blobs'
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:18 PM
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For the most part stars are just bright pinpoints of light when photographed. If your stars are just 'blobs' you may possibly have a focus problem. Can you post an example or two so we can better ascertain the issue ?
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:13 PM
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the photos are not worth keeping, have tried focus but it just dose not improve
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:10 PM
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Can you tell us what camera you were using and how it was attached to the scope?
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:13 PM
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hi there John its Pete purchased your old LX200 10" off you a few years ago could it be collimation that could be causing your problem ?
just had the old scope collimated at Bintel by Don worked a treat for me nice crisp stars bye the way what camera are you using
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:16 PM
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thanks for your replies every one, scope has been serviced about one month ago by don at bintel. camera is an atik 383l and I think a focal
reducer may be required after doing a bit of reading.
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this page by SBIG is really handy

https://www.sbig.com/astronomy/about...-first-camera/
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