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stuhawk123

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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 02:32:19 AM »
Also one more thing the summer night skies in Scotland are cruel, in that they are too short only really a few hours before daylight obscures the viewing, and atmospheric turbulence above Glasgow and Edinburgh are ridicules, so ive decided a trip North and well what a difference even on the North side of Stirling is amazing, for seeing the sky
     
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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 04:20:53 AM »
Stu,
Nice pic. June and July are close season for me, especially on my early shift week.
PS, welcome to the forum. Check out the monthly meeting section, theres a social meet next week not far from the "middle of West Lothian" :)
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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2012, 11:00:17 AM »
Try one of these, although they're a bit costly (mind, this the entry level camera for this range).

http://www.firstlightoptics.com/imaging-source-cameras/dfk-21au04as-colour.html

On offer at the moment 233 down from 274.  Get a discount code fron SGL - http://stargazerslounge.com/topic/155506-clearance-imaging-source-cameras/

Nice image Stu.

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stuhawk123

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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2012, 01:48:17 PM »
Hey thanks for the link but im away past that for imaging, now Ive just Sent my Optics to Orion optics to get a Hilux-x coating, will be using Nikon SLR and another 16mp digital.  http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/OPTICS/mirrorrecoating.html    check out the difference,
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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2012, 01:42:49 PM »
Just wondering if you ever got your recoated mirrors back stuhawk ?
and what your opinion of them was if you did get them back ?

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stuhawk123

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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2012, 02:16:00 PM »
Ye ive had them back for a while now and ye what a difference , everything is much brighter and sharper.
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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2012, 02:20:26 PM »
Cool, I'm glad it lived up to expectations.
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Re: Scottish seeing
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2012, 03:26:54 PM »
Ye it was great when the scope was aligned, but i knocked the tube the other day and now having the same issue as Jeff, with stars looking like triangles, i know i hit the focus unit,  iam correcting it slowly but surely, but its a pain in the back side. Couldn't believe it .   lol
   
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