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Old 08-04-2010, 11:49 AM
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SBIG STL-11000M has arrived.

I'm once again, a proud father of a new baby boy.

Yes, people, after 5-6 weeks of waiting, I picked up a dirty big parcel this afternoon from the post office.

I can't believe how big and heavy the camera is.

I am beaming, and, I mean, beaming, with joy.

Thank you, Peter Ward for your service, and, thanks to everyone for your input by way of responses in the other thread which I started, private messages and emails.

Excuse the crap image -- I just quickly snapped it with the iPhone in under 30 seconds of opening the Pelican case.

<insert national weather map from BoM here>

H
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:51 AM
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Nice! Have fun with it.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:51 AM
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Congratulations H !
Now hurry up and bolt it to your 127ED
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:28 PM
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Go H, enjoy.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:00 PM
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Very nice! Cannot wait to see your results...clear skies here atm...
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:12 PM
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Looks damaged in transit, all fuzzy, better send it up here for testing.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:25 PM
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Thanks, guys.

Only problem is that I'm waiting for filters and a Feathertouch focuser. So, no imaging until they arrive. I doubt the ED127's upgraded stock focuser can handle the weight of this camera.

And, Troy -- you very funny guy; that's why I kill you last.

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Old 08-04-2010, 02:46 PM
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Congrats!! looks awsome
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Only problem is that I'm waiting for filters and a Feathertouch focuser. So, no imaging until they arrive.
Soo.... you're telling me that tonight with this clear sky ahead you're not even going to try to put it on the scope with the old focuser?.... yeah right.... C'mon! yoo no yu vant it!
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There is a chance that you will have to adjust the ccd for blooming. If possible give the STL a go with a borrowed filter with your current stock focuser. The reason i say this is because most likely you want to build up your calibration library while you wait for your focuser and filter but I was told those calibration files are only good till you adjust the internal pot for blooming. http://www.sbig.com/sbwhtmls/abg.htm

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Thanks, guys.

Only problem is that I'm waiting for filters and a Feathertouch focuser. So, no imaging until they arrive. I doubt the ED127's upgraded stock focuser can handle the weight of this camera.

And, Troy -- you very funny guy; that's why I kill you last.

H
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:11 PM
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So..how were you feeling standing in line at the post office then..?

Yes, your picture of your new baby is a bit rough

Bye Bye DSLR ....?...hello pain in the R's LRGB imaging ......

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Old 08-04-2010, 03:26 PM
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Looks good H.

I'm just hoping my new arrival is here before the next new moon.

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Old 08-04-2010, 03:27 PM
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Good luck with the sbig humy
Now the pain comes of growing up in B/W
PS: Why go for an SBig? if you could go for an QHY9??
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Congrats H! New toy! That's always great!

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Old 08-04-2010, 07:08 PM
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Impressive camera Humayun, once you get all set up I might just have to travel over your way and take a closer look

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Old 08-04-2010, 07:26 PM
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:34 PM
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There is a chance that you will have to adjust the ccd for blooming. If possible give the STL a go with a borrowed filter with your current stock focuser. The reason i say this is because most likely you want to build up your calibration library while you wait for your focuser and filter but I was told those calibration files are only good till you adjust the internal pot for blooming. http://www.sbig.com/sbwhtmls/abg.htm
Yes some good advice there.
Congratulations H, you will love it, I'm sure.
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Congrats Humayun!!! Looking forward to your first light image!!

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Old 08-04-2010, 11:00 PM
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nice one H i cant wait to see what you will produce with this baby
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Congratulations Humayun - you must indeed be happy! I look forward to see your new images with this massive cam.
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