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I am looking into getting a new imaging camera and guide camera for the Hyperstar III/C11 to breath some new life into what is still a pretty amazing optical system.

Will keep you informed of any developments.

Greg

 

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My 2c worth, Moravian Instruments worth looking at as well for the imaging side.

 

Shane

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Just ordered an 814C and Lodestar x2 from Starlight Xpress.

As SX are UK based I basically wouldn't think of buying any other camera just because of the return hassles.

 

Greg

 

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Just read up about the 814, nice little OSC. The guide camera looks good to. I know those sony sensors are noiseless.

Ray

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The M25C I had on the HSIII was a great camera - but had bad vignetting (chip was too big really) and being non-Trius meant that it was not temperature stabilised.  With the 814C I should get zero vignetting plus I will be able to take flats :)

 

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Cameras have arrived, been fitted and tested.  All looks fine.  Expect a very long period of bad weather :(

Greg

 

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Photo's of it please Professor? Always love seeing the kit assembled. 

Ray

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Awesome setup buddy. Those observatory walls look almost like concrete but I'm thinking they must be fibreglass. 

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Well I was lucky enough to have sufficient clear skies tonight to get the Hyperstar set up.  All ready to go now.

Greg

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Having carefully checked the images this morning I see the chip was not accurately flattened.  So I brought the camera indoors today and spent a couple of hours accurately flattening the chip.  Now have to put it back on the Hyperstar III and go through the collimation and focusing routine again.  Always have a period of "tuning in" with a new piece of kit.  But once the initial pain is out of the way it is then good to go for years :)

Greg

 

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