Show off your LX, RCX setup
Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:46 PM
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Posted 06 July 2004 - 09:02 AM
Nice refractor... Is that a FS78? or one of those shorty 60's that are kinda rare?
Posted 06 July 2004 - 03:33 PM
You are not only a horrible speller, but also a horrible reader!
Just look at the bottom of the page!
It's a GIAND Sky 90!! Yheeeeeee!
I'll add another picture! I hope you can read this one!
Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:38 PM
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Also visit my web pages starting at: Len Marek's Astronomy Page[/url]
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 11:54 PM
Here's my setup:
Hi Mark :
I got the same setup as you(but no wedge yet), all photos using digital rebel and lx200gps 10" f/10(yet i use f/6.3 for deep sky stuff). I need some advice doing deep sky stuff(like M27). What camera settings did you use for M42, such as parameters .... contrast / saturation / sharpness / color tone ALSO what ISO setting did you use and the shutter speed. I am having trouble getting any decent photos.
Posted 09 August 2004 - 12:04 AM
Here are mine, I recived my LX200GPS 10" SMT UHTC a week ago! The smaler one is LX90 8" EMC
LET ME GUESS ......... you are gonna piggyback the 8" onto the 10"(as a spotting scope)
Posted 09 August 2004 - 12:24 AM
What camera settings did you use for M42, such as parameters .... contrast / saturation / sharpness / color tone ALSO what ISO setting did you use and the shutter speed. I am having trouble getting any decent photos.
The picture of M42 on my website was taken at ISO 1600 with an exposure time of 30". The white balance was on auto, and it probably would have turned out better with a lower ISO and longer exposure time. That picture was actually taken before I had the wedge, and besides reducing its size, I did not alter it.
I've been having problems getting pictures without severe star trails because of the weight of the Digital Rebel, Scopetronix Maxview DSLR, and eyepiece combination. I've ordered a balance kit from Scope Stuff, so I hope to have more luck soon. Also, I know the drift in the photos isn't caused by a bad polar alignment, because I use the drift method each night maintaining a split star for no less than five minutes.
I'm sure you'll be able to get a much better M42 than the one on my site if you fine-tune the parameters you mentioned. Since taking that picture, I've learned that the correct ISO and exposure time is greatly affected by transparency and light pollution of that particular night. It changes pretty often around here because of all the humidity in the summer air.
Posted 18 September 2004 - 01:27 PM