GM-8 GII (soon w/OPWB) ; Orion Sirius w/EQMOD
Orion 80ED; AT72ED; AT6RC
Atik 314L+; Atik 420C
Moonlite Focusers, Moonlite stepper motor
Astrodon 5nm Ha, LRGB; Baader OIII, SII
Starlight Xpress 7x1.25" FW
Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, PixInsight, PS CS 5
Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
Quote:I don't know why some people are against OAG. I use one (the TS 9mm off-axis guider) and like it very much. This is the most accurate way to guide because the 2 cameras see the same thing and flexure is not a problem. The refractors with their long back focus are especially suitable for OAG usage. This is also valid for the chip size. If the scope can illuminate big chip why not go with it? I don't see any disadvantages.
http://claudedesrosiers.smugmug.com Twitter : Fogboundturtle's on Twitter Scopes: Celestron C8 SCT, Meade 127mm ED Triplet Mounts: HEQ5 PRO + SyncScan Version 3.24 Camera : Canon 5D Mark III unmodified, DMK31 , STF-8300 Pro Package plus
Paramount MX AG Optical 12.5 IDK Apogee Alta 16803 AstroDon Series 2 E LRGB AstroDon Ha 5nm SII 5nm OIII 3nm SBig Sti ACP observatory control, ACP Scheduler PixInsight, Maxim DL 5, My Images http://www.remarkableheavens.com/
Quote: The Atlas mount has been somewhat prone with problems. It's going to limit your ability to take long exposures.
Astro photo processing instructions here...
Quote:Have others had issues with the SSAG + 50mm guidescope and differential flexure in my particular setup (or something similar)?
Tak AP QSI Canon
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII Mount: AP Mach1, CGEM DX Cameras: FLI ML16803, Canon T3i (unmodded), Canon T2i (self-modded Astrodon), PGR Flea3 Mono CCD Misc: CFW 4-5, ATIK EFW2, RoboFocus, MicroTouch Wireless Autofocuser, Astronomik Type IIc LRGB,IR742, Astrodon OIII3nm, Ha5nm & LRGB http://hythamsafieh.smugmug.com http://www.astrobin.com/users/Hytham
Quote:Spend it on the mount!If I could go back I would have an EM-400 Temma II or a Paramount MX (on sale for $8000).