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#1 c.bernardino

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:55 PM

Hi,
I read a lot about the capabilities of the tracking dob's from Orion... and many doubts arise.

I wish to present a evidence that it is possible to do planetary imaging using those dob's.

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This image was taken in Portugal, Mértola, 6-1-2013, using a DBK 21AU618, stacking around 1000 frames. a powermate 5x was used on the xx12g.
I didnt crop the image in order to show the object size on the chip. Tracking is fine enough for me...
I recall 2 issues: I'm no imaging expert and this image was taken without RGB filter... It remainds me old Toucam school :)

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:02 PM

Very good.You do the right thing.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:04 PM

Wow, that's fantastic! Wonderful detail and color.

#4 Tassydevil

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:10 PM

Very nice Carlos.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

Great image.

#6 c.bernardino

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

Thank you, I just wish to state that is possible to do something with tracking dobs from Orion/skywatcher.
Unfortunately the weather is miserable for months... quite unusual in Portugal.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:28 AM

Nice shot :waytogo:

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:10 AM

Thank you, I just wish to state that is possible to do something with tracking dobs from Orion/skywatcher.
Unfortunately the weather is miserable for months... quite unusual in Portugal.


You don't even need tracking for planetary. Of course it's not very fun that way and you probably couldn't get as nice of a result.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:51 PM

:jawdrop: :bigshock:

Goes to show that sometimes conventional wisdom, isn't.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

A lovely Jovian image Carlos - congratulations! :applause:

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:35 AM

Wonderful image. And, you have demonstrated well the capabilities of Dobsonian telescopes.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Carlos a superbly detailed image! I personally think dobs/newts of high optical quality can outperform a SCT, they have a low central obstruction and provide better contrast.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:48 PM

A quite beautiful rendition Carlos, top stuff.

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