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First light with the SW ED80 Pro


RonC
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Well,very impressed with the ED80! Set upon the EQ% Pro, PA using the new light and 2 star aligned then; M42 clear as a bell with the trapezium very evident. M31,M44, M45, M81&82 all with the 16mm Nirvana then the Double Cluster with a 32mm Panaview!! What a sight, seen it many times but not as good and clear as this!! Decided to attach the 1000d and did a few 30 sec subs of M42,31,82,44,and M45 which I'll process during the week. Only problem I found was the focuser, first of all it does'nt rotate and second is that it slips with a heavier EP in. I think that is the one area I will remedy next month! Enjoyable 3 hours!!


 


Cheers


Ron


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Guest Kheldar

cheap fix on the focuser Ron, have you tried adjusting the little screws on the bottom of the focuser

 

+1, there's a guide on FLO about doing it in the blog - I replaced my focuser but the stock one is more than capable to start with :)

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which bit the clip in filter or his PS skills :wacko:   :lol:

 

 

I didn't want to ask?? :o 

 

It's the CLS - gives a distinctive blue hue, same as IDAS gives red. Just needs a tweak in PS to fix it :)

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Hi Ron,


 


Nice mini review' Looks like you got to test it out on quite a few objects that night. Shame about the focuser. Does it have a nut to lock it? Let us know how you get on with any adjustment.  


 


Steve


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