Anyone imaging with the Atlas Pro?
Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:22 PM
Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:26 PM
Personally I am very happy with it.
My scope doesn't has a field flattener so the images on the edges present curved stars.you should check the field in the middle of any image.
On each photo it is specified which mount has been used.
Ps: here , two of my most recent photos: http://astrob.in/620...allery/regular/
Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:56 PM
I'm very glad to see you are able to expose for 10-minute subs with no noticeable guiding or tacking issues. That's how it should be With my previous Atlas EQ-G I was able to expose for 10-minute subs and longer with PEC in the mix. Exposing beyond the worm period is where it's at in my book.
Did you do any tuning to your Skywatcher AZ EQ6 GT?
Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:30 PM
No tuning on the SW, it is just as it came out of the box.
If it can be of help i can tell you that i have exposed even for more with good results up to 30 minutes (autoguided of course) but those exposures are of no use to me without narrowband filters.Unfortunatelly the sky i have can handle well up to 10-12 minutes of exposure.
All in all i think this mount is doing well it's job and i would recommend it for AP, even over the Atlas.
It's silent, sturdy,tracks fine and smoothly and also is a little lighter than the Atlas (but nothing close to 26% less as they claim).Give or take i think it weight about half or 1 Kg less.
Again thank you!
Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:52 PM
Thanks for the info. That is really interesting that the Pro is lighter than the Atlas. I would have thought it would be heavier since it boasts a much higher payload capacity.
Narrowband is where I'm headed. I need to be able to image in backyard instead of only imaging when I drive hours away from my light polluted area. Narrowband is going to be the ticket for me from now on.
Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:57 AM