Celestron VX mount
Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:07 PM
You have two general options ...
a) home made with a pvc fitting (you press fit the camera with a 1.25" nose piece into this adapter)
b) KWIQ adapter from KW Telescope or other similar ~2" to T thread adapter (no 1.25" nose piece required).
Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:24 PM
Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:24 PM
The 2"-1.25" adapter I used has t-threads on the end so you can either or it.
Posted 10 March 2013 - 01:32 PM
You should make one now.
Actually, I will My C11 is sold and I have to do the same for my new C8 Edge. The bad news is I will collect my C8 at NEAF.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:03 AM
That image was 5 minute subs and ISO 800. I rarely use ISO 1600. I have major problems with noise even with it having an installed heat reduction system so I keep it low and long but lately it has been windy so I am trying a mixture of things as some experiments. I am finding holes in my data after I do further noise reduction in early post processing leaving me to believe theres still quite a bit of noise and I need to bone up on my processing skills because I KNOW the data is there... im just a noob at getting it out but this image below.. I took more care and time.. let me know if you guys think its better and what I can do to make it better. I was told by a friend that the processing looks harsh. Thanks [image]http://www.astrobin.com/35088/[/image]
I think you will find that you will get dramatically better results at ISO100 or ISO200. The Nikon D5100 uses the same sensor as the D7000:
and if you use it above ISO200 you no longer have enough fullwell capacity to utilize the 14bit raw files. Using ISO100 or 200 will not result in any loss of sensitivity as that is independent of the ISO setting.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:57 PM
Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:03 PM
The other night I did 2 star with 4 calibration. Then I used the all star polar align routine. Finally I used the PEC tool, separate download, and did a batch training with 5 runs.
Lastly, using Backyard EOS, I checked the drift alignment. After centering the star in the cross hairs I walked away intending to come back in about 5 minutes. Turns out the show I was watching took more of my attention than I expected. 1014 seconds later I was back to check on it and darnit if the star wasn't smack dab in the middle still.
Full disclosure: This was with a 80mm F/6 refractor with a reducer bringing it down to 380mm. I was still very impressed.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:46 PM
Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:00 PM
Not sure. Probably a voltage spike but I don't know if that could happen while it is plugged into a surge protector.
Instead of flipping the switch to power off my wife unplugged (upon my request) the power cord from the wall.
So now the HC will not power on at all. However I do own the SkyQ adapter and my iPad can connect just fine and control the mount. So I know the problem is in the HC. I took the 6 screws out of the back and checked to make sure the cable was properly seated. That is about the only thing I can try myself. I submitted a request for service from Celestron. Waiting to hear back.
Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:16 PM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:38 PM
In case anyone is interested, the SkyQ doesn't currently work on the ADVx. There was firmware update that broke it. (mount firmware). Engineers are being made aware of the issue. Hopefully there will be a patch soon.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:38 PM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:03 PM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:47 AM
Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:44 AM
Will SkySafari work with AVX mount?
I also own the skyfi adapter and sky safari but I need to wait on a new hand controller to test it. Hopefully today or tomorrow.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:01 PM
Vx with skyfi southern stars forum
I am also awaiting delivery of a vx mount + edge hd telescope, will test skyfi tomorrow or the day after, it's in the hands of UPS.
Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:04 PM
Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:52 PM
So when you try to go to an object the scope slews all over the place.