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Wanted      Active    Advert # 133681   Posted on: 2018-01-17 08:59:12 GMT     No Photo

iOptron CEM25-EC or CEM25P ideally with 2" tripod

Higher spec EC mount preferred but P mount also considered.

Cah waiting.


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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133680   Posted on: 2018-01-17 08:44:09 GMT    Opens in a new window

28mm RKE PAIR for bino

I am selling this amazing binopair 28mm RKE Edmund Scientific eyepieces.There are some marks outside but the view is very clear.Best eyepieces I have ever seen....by far.you will see the famous "floating" effect.


Price: £110
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133679   Posted on: 2018-01-17 08:42:57 GMT    Opens in a new window

Zeiss Binoviewer

Selling Zeiss binoviewer with Baader quick changer and 1.25" nocepiece.The Baader changer gives you option to connect it to T2 diagonal directly.I can drop the price if you no need the changer.Very high quality of optics and mechanics.Perfect collimation and very easy to fix if you are not happy.
This is my last Zeiss bino, others are already sold.


Price: £190
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133676   Posted on: 2018-01-17 01:46:42 GMT    Opens in a new window

Celestron X-Cel LX 2xBarlow 1.25" #93529

I am selling my Celestron X-Cel LX 2xBarlow 1.25" item #93529

Only used a couple of times, I've now upgraded to 2" gear.

Price is including postage (UK ONLY)

Payment by Bank Transfer ONLY


Price: £45
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133675   Posted on: 2018-01-17 01:46:08 GMT    Opens in a new window

Celestron X-Cel LX 3xBarlow 1.25" #93428

I am selling my Celestron X-Cel LX 3xBarlow 1.25" item #93428

Only used a couple of times, I've now upgraded to 2" gear.

Price is including postage (UK ONLY)

Payment by Bank Transfer ONLY


Price: £45
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133674   Posted on: 2018-01-17 00:32:03 GMT    Opens in a new window

Meade 12" LX200-GPS SCT, UHTC coatings
Superb like new condition with very little usage
Autostar II & Zero Image-Shift Micr


A move to Astro-photography necessitates I sell my like new condition 12" Meade LX200-GPS scope. The optics are unmarked and visually excellent, there is no rust or corrosion and everything works exactly as it should (limited 75K images don't do it justice).
Inclusive sale items; 12" fork mounted SCT scope, Autostar II hand controller with latest firmware, 2" enhanced 99% reflectivity diagonal, Multi speed Zero Image-Shift Microfocuser, 8x50 Finderscope, Meade giant field tripod and 12 volt power supply.
Optional items available at additional cost; Metal(blue) dew-shield, aluminium boxed set of Meade 4000 super plossl eyepieces 6.4,9.7,12.4,15,20,32 & 40mm. Top & Bottom scope Balance rails plus stainless steel weights, LPI imager and lastly an Astro-Engineering Mega Wedge.
This is a super quality high grade scope at a bargain price (new is £5.5+). Happy to send higher quality images to interested members. All original Meade packing boxes available.


Price: £2,000
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133673   Posted on: 2018-01-16 21:55:00 GMT    Opens in a new window

Astro photography setup Meade 5000 102 APO Triplet on a ioptron ZEQ25GT mount. complete with 2" diagonal and guide scope

Due to a change of viewing type (now a 12" fextube dobsonian) I am selling my Photography setup all the equipment is in very good condition as you can see in the photo's. The price is ONO or I will split the telescope with guide camera £725 and the mount £525.

Please email me if you would like more photo's
***REDUCED***


Price: £1,250
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133671   Posted on: 2018-01-16 21:12:01 GMT     No Photo

TMB Super monocentrics pr's of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm with caps but no boxes. Superb cond.(I will not split sold as a full set).

Anyone who know's anything about eyepieces
Knows these are the best of the best
Selling as a full set only
Email for pictures .


Price: £2,200
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133669   Posted on: 2018-01-16 21:02:30 GMT     No Photo

Celestron Neximage 5 imaging camera

Celestron Neximage 5 imager.

Used a handful of times and boxed with software , cables etc. Looks pretty much as new.

all specs are as below from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-NexImage-Solar-System-Imager/dp/B006ZN4VE2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516136337&sr=8-1&keywords=neximage+5

please email for pictures.

Price is posted in the UK.


Price: £145
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133667   Posted on: 2018-01-16 20:51:43 GMT     No Photo

Bresser Professional Line (Celestron Advanced) 150mm (6") refractor focal length 1200mm F/8

Bresser Professional Line 150mm (6") refractor focal length 1200mm F/8 with rings.

I can't find a link to the bresser online but it is the same as the Skywatcher evostar and Celestron version.

It is pretty much identical to the Celestron 6" below

http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/celestron-advanced-6-refractor-f1200-optical-tube-assembly-only.html

Please email me for pictures. I can post to the UK at cost. It's quite heavy so estimate between £15-20 with insurance.

I could meet somewhere along the M4 as I frequently travel to Heathrow from Gloucestershire


Price: £200
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133665   Posted on: 2018-01-16 19:35:24 GMT    Opens in a new window

restored fullerscope 8.75 inch f7.5

Price is o.n.o. 8.75 inch telescope. F7.5 Recently restored Mirrors re silvered with hilux coatings at orion optics end of last year. Upgraded focuser duel crayford. On ( also restored) fullerscope mk iii mount And an original 30mm finder with great optics This is an awesome piece of kit and is am awesome planet buster . Deep sky is just as good too with great contrast. This is a scope that is over 35 years old and the optical quality is so good. love this scope. Will be sad to see it go but have to many scopes as it is.lol
to heavy to post ,
kettle will be on if you want to come and have a look.
oh, am gobsmacked with the views. red spot of Jupiter was is in my face even at low mag and the south equatorial belt was in itself two bands ,awesome!

havning to de clutter stuff and will be sad to see this go. but cant bring myself to sell my mn78.lol


Price: £400
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133664   Posted on: 2018-01-16 18:43:58 GMT     No Photo

Helical focuser for Lunt LS50 THa Solar Scope

Spare helical focuser for Lunt LS50 THa Solar Scope. Excellent condition and perfect working order. Price includes post and packing.
Photo on request.


Price: £50
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133663   Posted on: 2018-01-16 18:37:18 GMT    Opens in a new window

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens


Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G Lens

Excellent condition.

Price includes UK P&P


Price: £95
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133662   Posted on: 2018-01-16 18:37:02 GMT     No Photo

Latest Celestron AVX (Advanced VX Mount)

Bought as a travel mount but barely used. In excellent condition and a superb mount. Search the internet for excellent reviews. Has a lot of nice touches and is super stable with oversized tripod and based. Nexstar is an excellent GOTO system with permanent PEC error memory etc.

Used very very infrequently with a 70mm WO refractor.

Full specs on

https://www.celestron.com/products/advanced-vx-mount

Please email me for high res photos.

Although I don't have original packaging anymore I can post anywhere in UK at cost. Would be two packages and around £30 with parcel force (these seem to be the cheapest when factoring in insurance or you can arrange your own)

I could meet somewhere along the M4 as I frequently travel to Heathrow from Gloucestershire


Price: £495
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133661   Posted on: 2018-01-16 18:36:31 GMT    Opens in a new window

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX

Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX

Excellent condition.

Price includes UK P&P


Price: £50
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133660   Posted on: 2018-01-16 18:29:43 GMT     No Photo

Tracer Lithium 10AH battery pack

Tracer Lithium 10AH battery pack for sale complete with charger, soft case and adapter with 12V cigar lighter socket. Excellent high capacity super compact battery pack. Bought for travel setup but I can count the times it's been used on one hand!

see here for complete specs

https://www.tracerpower.com/12v-10ah-lithium-polymer-battery-pack.html

Please email for photos. Normally £180 asking £120 to include postage within UK.


Price: £100
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Wanted      Active    Advert # 133656   Posted on: 2018-01-16 17:00:41 GMT    Opens in a new window

Wanted: Tele Optic Giro Mount or Similar Quality Alt-Azimuth mount.

I'm interested in acquiring a well engineered alt-azimuth mount with a decently high weight bearing capacity. I have a Skywatcher Skytee II but I'd like something with a similar capacity but higher quality of finish and engineeing.

The Tele Optic Giro mounts have always impressed but there maybe others which I'm not aware of available.

My tripods have an EQ5 / HEQ5 fitting so I'd like the mount to also be compatible with that fitting.

Please let me know if you have anything suitable.

Many thanks :-)


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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133654   Posted on: 2018-01-16 16:49:21 GMT     No Photo

Skywatcher 200p Newtonian Reflector OTA

Skywatcher 200p for sale.

In good condition, accessories included eg finderscope, eyepieces, barlow etc.

£165ono

Collection from North London - just off North Circular.

Feel free to contact for more photos or to organise viewing.


Price: £165
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133652   Posted on: 2018-01-16 16:03:11 GMT    Opens in a new window

Hitec Astro DC Focus 2 (inc UK P&P)

Hitec astro DC focus 2

Price includes UK P&P

Excellent almost new condition.

Info:

For existing Hitec DC Focus owners who wish to add a second controller to use alongside their existing one please select the 'Additional' option above.

This allows you to run a second controller in parallel with the existing controller on the same PC. In every other respect HitecDCFocus2 is exactly the same as the original.

Running two of exactly the same device from the same PC is not normally possible as the USB identifier would conflict and the PC would not know which one to talk to. HitecDCFocus2 contains a separate USB identifier so that they can be run side by side.


Price: £50
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133651   Posted on: 2018-01-16 16:02:49 GMT    Opens in a new window

D300s, D700, D300 Battery Grip and 3 Batteries (Free UK P&P)

3 Batteries, hand grip and charger. Compatible with D300s, D300 and D700.

Please note, the charger is a US charger but works fine with an adaptor.

Price includes UK P&P


Price: £40
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133650   Posted on: 2018-01-16 15:22:55 GMT     No Photo

Celestron 130SLT Goto,

Due to upgrading my equipment I am selling my Celestron 130SLT Goto, I will upload photos when I get home one of the clips to the accessory tray has snapped but in no way does this effect how the mount operates.

The scope is practically brand new and is in good condition, comes with red dot finder and the original eyepiece that came with it.

Looking for a quick sale due to wanting a few other astro bits that the wife doesn't know about :-P

Collection only due to obvious size.


Price: £250
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133649   Posted on: 2018-01-16 15:19:16 GMT    Opens in a new window

Explore Scientific ED 127mm f 7.5 triplet APO Refractor (FCD01 glass), Essential Version Optical Tube Assembly.


This is the previous to the current version of the above with the 2in dual speed 10:1 focuser (which in my opinion is smoother than the considerably more expensive hex focuser), sliding dewcap, Vixen-profile mounting bar and rings featuring a handle with camera mounting rail, and which also came with a heavy duty flight case (see photos), but the latter is not included with the version currently on sale in the UK.

It is an excellent all round instrument, in particular for observing the moon and planets, shows very little false colour, and is in fact significantly better colour corrected than an early model 6in Astro Physics refractor that I once owned. I bought it new only 12 months ago, and the only reason for the sale is that, possibly against my better judgment, I recently decided to upgrade to the FCD 100 version with the 2.5 in Hex focuser.

In very good condition, and priced at £950 ono, this represents a saving of over £300 on the new price of the current version which retails at £1267, but around £500 if you add on the cost of the heavy duty flight case, which as mentioned is not now included with the version currently on sale in the UK, but is available from one of the main suppliers for £186.

In addition I have fitted the brand new mounting bar and rings, which came with my FCD100 scope, to the one I am selling, as those it originally came with were modified to enable me to mount it on my Newtonian Reflector. Also included (if required), which did not originally come with the telescope, is a 2in to 1.25in adaptor worth about £20, but the star diagonal and eyepiece shown in one of the photos, which also did not come with the telescope, are not included in the sale.

Ideally for collection only as I would prefer any purchaser to inspect the instrument beforehand and be satisfied, I can also easily reattach it to my 14 in Newtonian (see photo) if anyone wanted to look through it (weather permitting).

Payment by bank transfer or cheque, in the case of cheque payment I would need to wait for it to clear before releasing the telescope.


Price: £950
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133648   Posted on: 2018-01-16 15:12:38 GMT    Opens in a new window

19th Century Bardou Library Telescope

19th Century Bardou Library Telescope, made of brass and on a cast iron table top stand.
The optics are clean and in excellent condition, the telescope gives bright and sharp views, please note that this is an astronomical telescope and the image through the eyepiece is therefore inverted. The telescope has taken a few knocks over the last 150 years and therefore does have half dozen small dents and scratches to the main tube, I think these just add to its charm. The long focus draw tube fits well and slides in and out nicely, the rack and pinion fine focus mechanism does work effectively but is a little rough.
The overall length of the main tube in 38'' and in addition the focus tube adds another 6''.
The objective lens is 3'' in diameter.

A good looking and functional antique telescope by a well known French maker.

£475 ono + £20 P&P (PayPal or Bank Transfer)


Price: £475
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133647   Posted on: 2018-01-16 15:12:10 GMT    Opens in a new window

Vixen VMC260L

The VMC260L outperforms a traditional Schmidt-Cassegrain and despite a focal length of 3000mm, the tube is only 650mm long. With its 260mm aperture the unit collects enough light for serious observation and photography of both planetary and deep sky objects. The VMC260L features dielectric coated mirrors to improve brightness and sharpness and its open tube design allows the telescope to cool more quickly than enclosed Cassegrain models.

Extras included :-
Vixen 0.62x focal reducer turns the VMC260L into an f7.1 imager
Moonlite focuser
Heavy duty Parralax tube rings
38cm Losmandy dovetail plate
Vixen 8x50 finder

All in great condition, tube and dovetail bar have just a few light scratches/marks, the optics are in perfect condition.
£1,650 or ONO.


This is a heavy piece of kit (15.4kgs) and will need to be collected from LD2 3JP, if it helps I'm willing to drive up to 50 miles and meet somewhere.

Thanks


Price: £1,650
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133646   Posted on: 2018-01-16 14:26:35 GMT     No Photo

Starwave MiniGuider 60 Side-by-Side dovetail bar kit

Purchased for a portable project that has now been put on hold in very good almost as new condition pictures on request but will try and add some later.
Boxed and includes
Starwave side by side bar
Altair Astro 60mm guide scope
2xRings
Mounting screws

bank transfer or paypal is fine

Includes UK postage


Price: £135
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133645   Posted on: 2018-01-16 14:22:48 GMT    Opens in a new window

Sky Watcher 200p with low profile black anodised aftermarket dual-speed focuser fitted

Only up for sale as i'm just not using it anymore, mirrors are in great condition and so is the tube, the low profile focuser will allow focus to be reached with a dslr etc unlike the standard 200p focuser.

no eyepiece or finder included.

collection only please!


Price: £150
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133644   Posted on: 2018-01-16 14:06:40 GMT     No Photo

10.25 unaluminised ground/figured mirror.

I am selling this mirror on behalf of our local astronomical society as it is not required.
10.25" diameter 1.25" thick, Possibly plate glass.Ground and figured by an amateur telescope maker.Accuracy and focal length unknown.
Has a small chip in edge.Would make a good basis for a cheap dob.
Sensible offers please.Photos on request.


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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133643   Posted on: 2018-01-16 13:57:32 GMT     No Photo

8 inch Schmidt Newtonian Telescope

I am selling on behalf of our local astronomical society the above telescope as it is not being used and collecting dust.
The optics were made by Orion optics (UK)fitted in an aluminium tube with 30mm finder and rack/pinion focuser.
Mounted on a DIY push to EQ mount of novel design.As this was used as a society scope,the tube has sustained some wear and tear,but the optics are good.
Asking for £150.Buyer to collect as heavy/unweildy.
Photos on request.


Price: £150
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133641   Posted on: 2018-01-16 13:17:05 GMT    Opens in a new window

Altair Lightwave 60/420 Triplet Refractor

Hardly used in excellent condition.
Altair Lightwave 60/420 which includes diagonal, tube rings (not part of original purchase).
Complete with hard case.
Collection preferred or please arrange own courier service for which I will provide size and weight details on request.


Price: £280
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133639   Posted on: 2018-01-16 12:18:07 GMT    Opens in a new window

Canon 90 - 300 mm Zoom lens

Used and good order.

Canon EF 90-300 mm f4-5.6 zoom lens

Price includes postage to UK address.


Price: £49
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For Sale - Dealer Ad      Active    Advert # 133638   Posted on: 2018-01-16 11:49:26 GMT     No Photo

Skywatcher New NEQ6 Pro Mount With Rowan Belt Mod Fitted and Full Re Grease

We have available for immediate shipping, a brand new Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro Mount with the Rowan belt mod fitted and tuned. The mount has also had a full degrease and regrease when stripped with high quality Geoptik 2 part grease. This mount is running like silk.

Finance is available on this superb mount and any other item from us over £250.


Many thanks RVO team.


Price: £1,205
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133635   Posted on: 2018-01-16 10:15:00 GMT    Opens in a new window

Altair hypercam 178c one shot colour

I am selling my Altair Hypercam 178C one shot colour.
I have used it roughly 3 times so immacualte condition and i beleieve i have not registered it so it could still have the 6month sharpcap pro available for use but not 100% sure on that.
Selling as i need funds and dont use it, so want to find it a good home where it will be used.

RRP£395 asking £295

Full manufacturer info:

The Altair Hypercam IMX178 Colour camera has the sought-after Sony IMX178 Colour CMOS sensor, with extremely low read

noise, wide dynamic range, and 6.3mp resolution.


Solar system imaging: The Hypercam IMX178 is also capable of solar. lunar, or planetary imaging (video capture) and is

especially useful with refractors of less than 3 metres focal length, where small pixels (only 2.4x2.4um), high frame

rates (up to 51fps at full resolution), and low read noise are required to get the most detail in post processing. The

ROI (Region of Interest) feature can be used for even higher frame rates when imaging the planets, sun or moon at high

magnification. Solar imaging is demanding work for any camera. The Hypercam is the best choice for solar imaging,

because the internal fan and heatsink keep all the electronics cool. This reduces the chance of sensor or board

glitches caused by excessive heat. Even the camera casing remains suprisingly cool thanks to the fan ventilation.

EAA & Video Astronomy: The Hypercam IMX178 sensor is particularily attractive for Electronically Assisted Astronomy /

Video Astronomy because of it's high 6.3 Megapixel resolution and high sensitivity thanks to Sony STARVIS back-

illumination and Exmor-R technology.

Deepsky astro-photography: The IMX178 sensor because has very low amp glow, in fact, the lowest of any CMOS sensor in

this price range we have developed so far. Amp glow is electronically suppressed onboard, and for EAA/Video astronomy

you can effectively remove any remaining amp glow by using the "Live" darkframe subtraction in AltairCapture or

SharpCap. For deepsky imaging, you can remove any remaining amp glow in post processing by capturing and subtracking

darkframes as usual.

To get an idea of what this camera is capable of, click here to view a lunar image by UK customer Neil Phillips.(Opens

new window, compressed .JPEG file)

To sum it up, the most desirable features of the IMX178 sensor are:

- Large format 1/1.8" sensor 7.37 x 4.92mm
- SONY STARVIS and Exmor R Technology with a sensitivity of 2000 mV or more per 1µm²
- Low read noise, approx. 2.2e electrons (e-).
- Saturation (full well) capacity approx. 19,200 electrons (e-)
- High Dynamic Range with 14 bit ADC for high image quality in both light and dark (high contrast) areas.

Video astronomy and long exposure deepsky imaging: Hypercam IMX178 deliveres great results for for both deepsky

imaging and video astronomy (or EAA) using the Live Stacking features in the free AltairCapture software or SharpCap.

(Firecapture is also supported - now in Beta release). Time-lapse all-sky imaging and video is fully supported, and

the camera can be used with a DSLR lens to image large areas of sky.

Speed and reliability in one camera: USB3.0 and on-board memory buffering give much faster transfer speeds than the

GPCAM USB2.0 series, pushing the USB3.0 format to the limit, yet within a stable envelope. Memory buffering almost

completely eliminates dropped frames and corrupted video files, a common problem with USB cameras, and enables faster

more consistent frame rates, even with less powerful notebook computers. Consistency and stability is improved for

video capture sequences - especially desirable for scientific applications.

QUALITY software and drivers included: Unlike cheaper cameras, Altair Astro has spent considerable time developing the

extensively featured and intuitive AltairCapture software, which can be downloaded from cameras.altairastro.com.

AltairCapture is a stable 64 bit Windows application, which allows full control of the camera in high speed video or

still mode. It includes extensive automation features, and supports all the major file formats useful for astro

imaging and professional scientific imaging in 14bit or 8bit mode. Furthermore, the popular PHD Guiding, SharpCap and

Firecapture (Beta) are also natively supported. ASCOM drivers are also available for download at

cameras.altairastro.com where you can also get regular driver updates. The installation process is very simple, and

unlike with cheaper cameras, you don't need to be a computer whizz to make your camera work.

Wide compatibility: Although the Hypercam is a USB3.0 camera, it is also fully compatible with USB2.0 ports when a

longer cable and less speed are required, for example in deepsky or video astronomy using the live stacking features

in AltairCapture or Sharpcap. Windows 7 to Windows 10 software is widely supported by AltairCapture in 64bit mode (see

technical info for details).

Autoguiding: The camera has an ST4 auto-guiding port, and can be used to auto-guide with mounts from all the major

manufacturers supporting ST4 format, including iOptron, Celestron and Skywatcher. The sensor is more than sensitive

enough for autoguiding.

Fan cooling: The Hypercam is cooled with and internal low vibration fan. The fan can be switched on or off and the

speed controlled in AltairCapture and SharpCap. Cool air is drawn in through the vents at the side of the casing, over

a large internal heat-sink. The heat-sink is connected directly with the sensor board just like a computer CPU. The

free flow of air through the casing cools not only the sensor, but all the internal electronics boards. Cooling is

especially desirable for long exposure imaging to reduce thermal noise. Some camera casings get uncomfortably hot

during a solar imaging session, and the sensor can reach around 60 or even 70 degrees. This can cause the electronics

to become glitchy and unreliable. The Hypercam is designed for consistent, reliable solar imaging with a solar filter

and diagonal or Hershel Wedge. With the fan running, the Hypercam electronics will always remain cool.

Support & warranty: Altair delivers proper on-shore English-speaking UK/EU support with a 2 year manufacturer warranty

against defects in materials and workmanship. Now just try that with a Chinese camera! New users should definitely

visit the Altair Astro Google User Group where you can get answers to technical questions, as well as sharing tips and

techniques, to get the best out of your camera. The AltairCapture software interface supports most European languages

including English, German, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

File formats: The camera can be fully controlled in AltairCapture and SharpCap to output uncompressed .AVI and .SER

video files for solar system imaging, as well as all common still image formats such as .JPEG .PNG .TIFF .BMP, and

.FITS (for deepsky imaging) to mention just a few. The Hypercam supports 8bit or 14bit ADC output. The 14 bit output

mode can be used for deep sky imaging with less frames needing to be stacked and a wider pixel intensity range. The

sensor sensor is extremely sensitive and a good candidate for video astronomy, especially with small refractors

(final .FITS file is stretched to 16bit for post processing compatiblility). Find out more about bit depth here. Find

out more about video & file formats here.

What’s different about the Hypercam platform compared to the GPCAM platform? You’ll notice the Hypercam has a larger

casing than the GPCAM and GPCAM2. This is to house larger electronics boards which support trigger mode and frame

buffering, the additional electronics for USb3.0 support, and to house the fan-cooled large heat-sink.

The Hypercam platform: The Hypercam platform supports “Trigger Mode” to make long exposures of over 5 seconds easier

to control. With most cameras, in normal video mode, you have to wait for an exposure to complete before the camera

will accept, say a command to abort the frame, for say clouds, aircraft, or an alignment issue, like kicking the

tripod and so-on, or for routine changes in gain, exposure time, , re-aligning or refocusing on the object. For long

exposures, normal video mode is inconvenient, especially for video astronomy and deep-sky imaging, however in Trigger

mode, you can stop the camera instantly (even if you are half way through a long 30 second exposure) change the

settings, and re-start the camera looping again. The Hypercam also has an improved on-board frame buffer to improve

data transfer stability at high frame rates (to reduce dropped frames) and to increase compatibility with a wider

range of PCs. The improved buffers give a more consistent data transfer rate over USB2.0 and USB3.0 buses on laptops

and desktop PCs.

Included in the box:
Camera body with internal cooling fan, heat-sink, and front female M42x0.75mm T-Thread interface.
1.8m High-speed USB3.0 cable.
1.5m ST4 guide cable.
1.25 inch x nosepiece with female 1.25" filter thread on the front. (an optional 2" OD Nosepiece is available, code

ALTAIRH-2IN)
CS-Mount insert (12.5mm back-focus) is pre-installed on camera. (Optional 5mm extension adapter available for C-Mount

lenses requiring 17.5mm back-focus.)
Camera casing with M42 thread (12.5mm backfocus).
Built-in UV-IR Blocking Filter, AR coatings. (Removable for sensor cleaning).
Plastic dust cap 1.25".
Silicon dust cap for sensor.
Allen key for removing the C-Thread insert.
Note: This camera does not come with software in the box. To operate the camera you will need to download the latest

camera drivers at cameras.altairastro.com (opens new window)

Sensor & performance specifications:
ALTAIRH178C: SONY Exmor R BSI IMX178 Color CMOS sensor
Sensor Size: 1/1.8" diagonal (8.92mm)
Exposure duration shortest/longest: 0.244 ms (0.000244 secs) / 5 secs (Video Mode)
0.244 ms (0.000244 secs) / 1000 secs (16.66mins) (Trigger Mode)
Bit depth: 8bit & 14bit mode switchable
Pixel size microns: 2.4x2.4 um
Resolution in pixels: 3040x2048
Recording System: Still Picture and Video
Region of Interest (ROI) support: Available
Approx. Max frame rates* (assuming computer Bus operating at full bandwidth):
8bit mode:
3040x2048 51FPS
640x480 191FPS ROI
320x240 264FPS ROI
14bit mode:
Approx 50% of above
* Based on average user reports. May be revised as we get more data. The shorter the exposure duration, the faster the

frame rate. An expensive PC does not guarantee a fast frame rate because PC bus and main board architecture vary.

Sensor QE / Quantum Efficiency:
ALTAIRH178C: N/A
Gain Sensitivity:
ALTAIRH178C: 425mv;
Dynamic Range:
ALTAIRH178C: N/A
SNR Maximum:
ALTAIRH178C: N/A
Readout: Progressive Scan
Shutter: Electronic Rolling Shutter

Software & OS support:
Drivers & AltairCapture software download (Windows only): cameras.altairastro.com (opens new window).
Driver support: PHD2, AltairCapture, SharpCap, (Windows DirectShow)
AltairCapture OS support: Win XP 32bit / Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (32 & 64 bit)
SharpCap (a 3rd party application) is also fully supported and tested with native drivers.
Firecapture (a 3rd party application) is being tested with native drivers, see latest release.
USB Port & Cable: 3.0 USB Cable, 1.8m cable
ST4 Port & Cable: Standard ST4 Opto-Isolated, 1.5m cable, iOptron, Celestron, Skywatcher SynScan GOTO.

Camera Format:
Cooling: High Performance Electronic Fan-cooling System with Heat-sink
Camera body length: 80 mm
Weight grams: 320 g (camera net weight)
Optical window can be removed:
Mono Camera: AR-coated clear protect window 350-1050nm wavelength transmission
Colour Camera: AR-coated UV/IR blocking filter 400-700nm wavelength Transmission

Back-focus & Adapter compatibility:
Optical Window is removable for cleaning and can be swapped with a clear window or UV/IR blocking window as required.
Camera body: OD 65mm
Camera body thread: M42x0.75 T2 Thread to CS -Mount insert allows direct attachment of CS-Mount lens (or C-Mount lens

with optional 5mm extension).
C-mount lens adapter 5mm extension: Optional
C-mount lens compatibility: C-Mount male threaded lens with 17.5mm back-focus (or flange-distance) requirement.
CS-mount lens compatibility: C-Mount male threaded lens with 12.5mm back-focus (or flange-distance) requirement.
Astro filter thread adapter: Included, 1.25" OD and 2” OD (optional), Female thread
Sensor surface distance from flat end of CS-mount adapter: 12.5 mm
Sensor surface distance from flat end of 1.25" / M42 Astro adapter: 37 mm

Operating environment conditions:
Power consumption: 0.905 W (standby);
1.68 W (running with Fan off);
2.525 (running with Fan on);
Max operating temp: 50 °C
Lowest operating temp: -10 °C
Max operating humidity: 80 % RH
Power source in Volts: 5V DC (via USB cable)

Windows PC Hardware Requirements:
Minimum CPU: Equal to Intel Core2 2.8GHz or Higher
Minimum Memory: 2GB or More
USB port: USB2.0 High-speed Port or USB3.0 High-speed Port
Monitor Display: 17" or Larger
Software delivery: Downloaded online and saved to hard drive.


Price: £295
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133634   Posted on: 2018-01-16 10:14:49 GMT    Opens in a new window

Celestron 9.25 OTA, Baader diamond steeltrack focuser & Autofocuser

I am selling my immaculate virtually unused SCT scope.
Items included are below and i am only selling as i do not use enough as have no garden to set up in.

C9.25 OTA with finder and diagonal £1359.00
Baader auto focuser & Hanset £329.00
Baader diamond steeltrak Focuser £269.00
Celestron SCT focal reducer £99
SCT T adaptor tube £18
Losmandy dovetail.
Plastic carry box
Current Retail price: £2074 im only asking £1800

All you need to get going taking pictures with a DSLR or webcam.

Would like collection in Person from Hertfordshire Area due to weight and being fragile.
Prefer either cash on meeting at local bank or bacs ( no Fees )

I am a genuine seller and want my kit to go to a loving home where it will be used.


Price: £1,800
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133633   Posted on: 2018-01-16 10:14:39 GMT    Opens in a new window

Lunt LS60FHa Scope with 1200 block filter.


Lunt LS60FHa Scope with 1200 block filter.
I am selling my immaculate, virtually unused Lunt LS60FHa scope with 1200 block filter
The scope is the mechanical version NOT the pressure tuned type.

Item bought from my local Astro stockist so the genuine article from new:
Scope bought 26 Oct 2015

Comes in the Hard carry case and original shipping box.
Grab a bargain for the rest of the summer and winter observing.

The 60MM scope is usually on a waiting list.

UK RRP £2109 saving of £300 uk pounds

Genuine items all working correctly from genuine seller

No offers please.

Prefered Bac transfer to my account directly as dont trust or like fees on paypal.

UK only due to weight.

Due to items weight and being fragile I would prefer Collection in person.


Price: £1,800
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133631   Posted on: 2018-01-16 07:41:06 GMT    Opens in a new window

Helios 20 X 80 Binoculars and case

Helios make high quality observation binoculars and these have 20x magnification with an 80mm aperture for excellent light gathering providing bright images and good low light viewing. It has easy an to use single central focussing knurled knob for both sides.

It is suitable for medium-to-long-range terrestrial and astronomical observations.

They are fully waterproof and multi-coated for high transmission bright images.

There is a sliding tripod mounting for easy balancing on level or inclined astronomical viewing.

There are protective lens caps, and a padded case.

I am selling my optical equipment due to deteriorating health.

I would prefer cash on collection rather than shipping heavy optical product which could go out of line, but could ship.


Price: £125
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133629   Posted on: 2018-01-16 00:36:48 GMT     No Photo

LX 200 RS 232 INTERFACE CABLE.

I have one of these for sale in excellent condition,never actually used it.paypal gift please.


Price: £12
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For Trade      Active    Advert # 133628   Posted on: 2018-01-16 00:36:34 GMT     No Photo

ADM mini dovetail clamp for Vixen style.

Hello i am looking for a straight swap from ADM Mini dovetail clamps for ADM Vixen dovetail clamps,mine are in excellent used condition,don't mind condition as long as functional.

Thanks Paul.


Price: £0
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Wanted      Active    Advert # 133620   Posted on: 2018-01-15 23:24:37 GMT    Opens in a new window

Baader 7nm 2” Ha imaging filter

If you have one of the above and are willing to sell, please get in touch...
Thanks for looking... And happy new year :)


Price: £0
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For Sale      Active    Advert # 133619   Posted on: 2018-01-15 22:31:17 GMT    Opens in a new window

Celestron Edge HD 11 OTA, with enhancements

For sale is my Edge 11 which is about 5 years old. It is in excellent condition with very clean optics, and has the following enhancments:
Feathertouch SCT microfocuser,
Deep Space products fans for the rear cell,
Thin pc fan installed in the tube to help stir the air to minimise tube currents,
The tube has been wrapped in aluminium foil backed foam mat to insulate the tube and minimise tube currents
The tube is flock lined,
All the screws in the corrector plate retaining ring and the collimation screws have been replaced with stainless steel socket cap screws,
Baader Vixen style top dovetail bar is fitted.
The scope optics were checked last week and an image analysed in CCD Inspector and gave excellent results.
90 degree illuminated reticle finder scope, 2" diagonal also included. Please note I don't have the 23mm eyepiece that came with the scope.
There is also a ADM mini dovetail bar and a Celestron T adapter specifically for the Edge 11.

I have the original packaging and manual and would prefer buyer to pick up and inspect before parting with money! Courier delivery possible but at purchasers expense.
Let me know if you have any queries or would like larger images of the scope.


Price: £1,999
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Wanted      Active    Advert # 133618   Posted on: 2018-01-15 21:18:13 GMT     No Photo

Celestron CGE polar scope

Looking for a Celestron CGE polar finderscope, part number 94222. Hopefully somebody has this item for sale.


Price: £0
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