Apertura 10" Dob Parracor, round table platform
TMB/APM 115 LZOS APO w/ silver CNC
Astro Tech 72ED
on CGE PRO
Quote:Was the clutch tightened?
Binoculars: Astro-physics 10.5x70;
Telescope: Explore Scientific 102mm F7 APO CF
Mount: Celestron VX; EP: ES 82 Degree 8.8,18,24Canon T3i
BYEOS, Pixinsight, Startools,Austakkert!2, Registax6
Quote:I thought about buying this mount because of its light weight, but, it does not have a Losmandy width saddle option. I would have to buy and change out the dovetails on both my SCTs and three refractors.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
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
My Astrophotography Site: http://ap.x-wing.ca/
Quote:The CG5 doesn't have a ball bearing DEC axis. I'm assuming the VX does not either? Does the CGEM have ball bearings in both axis?
Deep Space Products
Quote:In the image I posted I guided with my 80ED and a SSAG and imaged with an AT6RC at native FL so it wasn't very flat but in the center it was perfectly flat so with this mount controlled with thesky6... it wasnt hard to get it centered. I can easily get 5 minute exposures on this mount if the wind cooperates. I really need to get my skill up to date on processing because I take 30+ subs and 30 darks and my images are still riddled with noise... quite disappointing. Any hints guys? THanks for all the compliments
Quote:Of course being Canafian Tire most sale stuff is never in stock.
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Quote:You should make one now.
Quote:That image was 5 minute subs and ISO 800. I rarely use ISO 1600. I have major problems with noise even with it having an installed heat reduction system so I keep it low and long but lately it has been windy so I am trying a mixture of things as some experiments. I am finding holes in my data after I do further noise reduction in early post processing leaving me to believe theres still quite a bit of noise and I need to bone up on my processing skills because I KNOW the data is there... im just a noob at getting it out but this image below.. I took more care and time.. let me know if you guys think its better and what I can do to make it better. I was told by a friend that the processing looks harsh. Thanks [image]http://www.astrobin.com/35088/[/image]
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies: