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#1 NeilMac

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Finally was able to get a good workout for my new SteadyPix.
Feels nice and solid and sturdy. First delight is my hand no longer needs to contort to hold and press buttons at the same time. I placed my release cable on it and can click away nicely as my other hand holds the scope.
If your not going to change EP or if your camera does not have a zoom lens then it can be setup inside before you go out, just pop it into the EP and thats it, if you do need to change EP or Zoom then you will need a light to make sure the camera is flush with the EP or you will get distortions.
And thats one nice thing about having this is that the quality is consistent. Whats also handy is if your doing multi shots then you just have to line up the object and start clicking, I did this with the Orion nebula and now have gotten the best so far, will try and zoom in next time. Creating mosaics is also easier since you just line up and shoot and move on, I did this my M45 and just used my finder scope, pointed to each main star and then stitched them together, handy if you dont have a SWA (Will try it out with my SWA next time).
SO in general it is a very handy accessory and makes life and images much nicer. My only concern is since it atache to the EP, what kind of stress does it put on the barrel when one places a heavier camera, some of those DSLR's are like a tank.

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Orion Nebula
25mm 20 frames stacked with DSS
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#2 NeilMac

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

M45
25mm 9 frames stitched.
1500pix
If I push the exposure in PS then I do get some of the blue clouds around the stars but then the stars blow out.

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#3 NeilMac

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

And a Moon shot panoramic

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#4 Jeff2011

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

Neil,

Good to see that the adapter is working out for you. Regarding your concern, I think more stress would be put on your focuser tube than the eyepiece. Most newer DSLRs are fairly light compared to older models. I think most focusers have a weight rating. You might want to check the product manual for your focuser on the Orion site.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Thanks!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

That's an awesome M42 :)

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:37 AM

Moon is nice.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:24 AM

Those are excellent. I'm seriously thinking about getting a steadypix for my dobs.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

It is well worth it, cuts out allot of stress :)






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