Thanks, Mitch... "fmhill"
Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s
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Quote:Thanks for your advice guys!I would need the camera to be usable for traditional photography as well, but I see no problem with white-balance correction filters. I think the added cost of modification might make the price a bit too high, but I will look into it. I'm using an old Meade LXD-75 mount, of which I'm in the process of hyper tuning at the moment. The hope is to eventually get an AP Mach-1 or a Losmandy G11.
Quote:I think the added cost of modification might make the price a bit too high, but I will look into it.
Quote:I would need the camera to be usable for traditional photography as well, but I see no problem with white-balance correction filters.
Quote: I'm using an old Meade LXD-75 mount, of which I'm in the process of hyper tuning at the moment. The hope is to eventually get an AP Mach-1 or a Losmandy G11.
Canon 60Da/ 350D Mod
Orion 80ED/ ST80 SSAG & PHD
Various camera lenses
Meade SN8 Telescope
Losmandy G11 with Gemini II
Canon 60D (Converted)
Quote:Have you considered a Canon 6D? It's $1500 cheaper than the Mark III and, when it comes to astrophotography, should be able to perform just as well.
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Quote:...getting a 60Da or a 5D mark III. If the cost of either didn't matter, which would be better suited for taking images of DSO's.
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Quote:I guess that means it's either the 60D or the 7D.
Quote:Is there an easy way to know how large the circle of light my telescope produces is?
hiro Canon EOS 5Dmk2-sp2 by Seo san Takahashi FSQ-106ED with reducer, extender, and "hiro design" off axis guider, version 2 Lenses by Nikon, Leica, and Zeiss Takahashi EM-200 temma 2 jr / Kenko Skymemo-R Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiroc/
Quote:Some say modded 60D passes more Ha than 60Da
Quote:I say difference in not significant.
Quote:Alright, after some thinking I feel I need to ask one more question. Is there any disadvantage to a modded 60D when compared to the stock 60Da? I know that there's the obvious waiting time, but beyond that.....
Quote:vdb: I would be *EXTREMELY* surprised if the 60Da behaves any different in that regard then the 60D would
Quote:I've made up my mind, I'm going to go with the 60D. Anything I should know before I order? Would it be smart to contact the person that I want to do the modification before hand?
Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED iOptron iEQ45-AZ GEM Canon 60D (modified) http://www.astrobin.com/users/dc_robert/
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