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Old 19-04-2008, 04:35 PM
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thanks Theo,
i might give you a call next week sometime to get some more info on the QHY-8
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Old 19-04-2008, 08:13 PM
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I am still very happy with my second hand SBIG2000 XCM for 2100 AUD landed.

includes
Pelican case, 200 AUD value
The Sky, 200 AUD value
CCDSoft, 300 AUD value
EOS adaptor, 50 AUD value

Built in self guiding, saves having to buy a guide camera and guide scope, 500 AUD value and no flexure.



Paul
Glad you are happy with your purchase, look forward to some good images

i might ask what would the package you have listed be worth brand new?

i have to say though i prefer to use more megapixels as i am now used to the digital and dont want to go to a smaller field and have all the guiding gear etc, still i respect your personal choice.
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Old 19-04-2008, 08:14 PM
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The MPCC is fine, i use a spacer and the MPCC with the QHY-8, 20D, and the Nikon D200 on my 22" f4.5 and it does an excellent job to "Round up them there stars partners !".

Theo.

is there someone that sells a ready made spacer kit?
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Old 19-04-2008, 08:32 PM
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bintel have televue spacers but they are 50 bux each or a set of 4 for 170
that all depends if they have the actual spacer needed though, it shouldnt be that hard to work out aslong as you know the distance from the chip to the t-ring
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is there someone that sells a ready made spacer kit?
Alchemy,
I use a selection of the Baader T ring extensions, available from Baader dealers, but in my case, via Alpine Astro in the US. I have the 7mm, and the 15mm. I could do with some more.
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Old 22-04-2008, 10:37 AM
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MyAstroShop have T-spacers in the $20 to $30 range

http://www.myastroshop.com.au/produc...ProdID=MAS-393

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Old 28-04-2008, 11:36 AM
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As someone who has pushed a Canon 5DH to the limits I congratulate the designers and GAMA etc for the QHY8. This sort of technology used to cost many tens of thousands of dollars.

We can all waste our time arguing about where the stray electrons come from. It is far better to go out and image.

Everything we do is a compromise. We just have to work out which compromise is the best one for our needs.

We imagers have never had it so good as far as choice is concerned.

Once all the parameters have been optimised for the QHY8 it should be a very good astro camera.

I look foward to seeing more images.

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Old 28-04-2008, 01:30 PM
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We can all waste our time arguing about where the stray electrons come from. It is far better to go out and image.

Everything we do is a compromise. We just have to work out which compromise is the best one for our needs.

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sounds just about right i reckon.
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