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#1 John Miele

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:34 PM

Since I really want to get the best images I can with my imagin scopes, I broke down and bought a copy of CCD inspector. Man, that is a pricey piece of software! I could have bought a nice eyepiece for the price. But I can see its value to diagnose and solve some tilt and collimation concerns in my AT8RC and optimize my flattener spacing for my refractor. At least it only hurts one time!bawling.gif ...lol...John


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#2 NiteGuy

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:55 PM

You know what they say... no pain, no gain! Hope that does the job for you.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:33 PM

Best line I've seen on CN..."Buy once, cry once."

 

I've never regretted following that advice.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:44 PM

The universal solution to AP problems seems to be a truck load of cash


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:57 PM

Big truck ....



#6 rockstarbill

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

Since I really want to get the best images I can with my imagin scopes, I broke down and bought a copy of CCD inspector. Man, that is a pricey piece of software! I could have bought a nice eyepiece for the price. But I can see its value to diagnose and solve some tilt and collimation concerns in my AT8RC and optimize my flattener spacing for my refractor. At least it only hurts one time!bawling.gif ...lol...John

I too own a license for CCDI. It is a very good piece of software and honestly is worth the price, considering how much I use it. As someone that has friends in this hobby that are not super informed, it really helps me help them as well, which is pretty cool in my book. 



#7 Ivandn

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:09 PM

Not knowing much myself (but learning!) can it be used in place of a good set of collimating tools (like catseye)?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:16 PM

The universal solution to AP problems seems to be a truck load of cash

A "truck" load? ;)



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:29 PM

... With an air craft sized trailer in tow..
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