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#1 powerstroke01

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

This is first light for mount and scope. Everything is working better than expected.

Some images from the last few nights.

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#2 TopherTheME

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

Nice images but why does your image of NGC 4565 have diffraction spikes?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Nice pics; now some pics of your AVX? Congrats

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Great images. I'm leaning more and more towards buying an AT65 as my next scope.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Nice images but why does your image of NGC 4565 have diffraction spikes?

haha we were playing around with the image.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Great images. I'm leaning more and more towards buying an AT65 as my next scope.

thanks!
It was really an impulse buy for me. I don't regret it one bit. Its a super nice little scope!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Nice pics; now some pics of your AVX? Congrats


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

Nice!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

Nice pics Jarrod. What was your opinion of the new mount, and what method did you use to polar align it( polarscope, drift align, or just the handcontrol routine)?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:11 PM

Good stuff, Jarrod.
How does your AVX track as compare with the CGEM (I think I see a CGEM in the background in your pics :grin:)? Does the PE seem lower?

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:59 PM

Nice pics Jarrod. What was your opinion of the new mount, and what method did you use to polar align it( polarscope, drift align, or just the handcontrol routine)?

This is my first Celestron mount. I am super impressed. Very well built. The drive train is a bit loud and does not sound smooth at times. But im also used to my G11. Im not concerned at all with the sound.
I really have no concerns at this time. For 800$ this mount is well worth the money. Especially for a setup like mine.
Tracking and pointing was spot on the whole night.
As for polar alignment i used the hand controller and did the 2+4 and All star alignment.

A+++ in my oppinion!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:03 PM

Good stuff, Jarrod.
How does your AVX track as compare with the CGEM (I think I see a CGEM in the background in your pics :grin:)? Does the PE seem lower?

Thats my buddys CGEM. I havent measured the PE on either mount yet. Maybe tonight i will see if i can measure the pe on the AVX.
Otherwise as my buddy put it "its like a CGEM and a G11 mated" haha

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

Congrats on the first light , looks like a winner there.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:39 AM

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:38 AM

Jarrod, first off lovely images. It looks as if the VX mount is working out well for you. I do have a question though - on bright stars in the M42 and M45 images there appears to be an artifact consisting of two diffraction spikes positioned 180-degrees from one another. I'm wondering if that is from the scope, the camera or the processing?

Thanks!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

All nice images.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Jarrod, first off lovely images. It looks as if the VX mount is working out well for you. I do have a question though - on bright stars in the M42 and M45 images there appears to be an artifact consisting of two diffraction spikes positioned 180-degrees from one another. I'm wondering if that is from the scope, the camera or the processing?

Thanks!

- Jim


Yeah it was the scope. Turned out to be a small thick hair on the rear most element of the scope. Ive since removed the hair or whatever it was..
It was weird because i had noticed it but couldn't figure out what it was. i had looked in the scope but i guess i kept missing it.
Oh well. haha

Ill redo the images sometime soon.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

Excellent first weekend with your new equipment, Jarrod (irrespective of your devil hair problem!).

#19 powerstroke01

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

Thanks Scott!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:45 PM

Very nice pictures, you must love your G11 but you also want to have a grab and go mount. Congratulations!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Excellent! Congrats!

George

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Very nice images. So you had kind of a wild hair up your glass? :bigblush:

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

Very nice pictures, you must love your G11 but you also want to have a grab and go mount. Congratulations!

Exactly! I wanted something to take to starparties and dark sites.. :)

Thanks!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

Very nice images. So you had kind of a wild hair up your glass? :bigblush:

bahahahah!!!
Thanks!

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 06:29 PM

Looks great! Is that rebel t4 modded at all?






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