AT65, WO GTF 102, C8
Orion SSAG w/ 50mm guide scope
ES 14mm and 20mm EP
Astro Bin http://www.astrobin.com/users/ATX_71/ Erskin
Quote:Do I just need more subs
Chris TS 65mm EDQ Orion 80ST NEQ6 GoTo Mount ASI120MC Orion StarShoot Autoguider Atik 428EX Canon 550Da (modded)
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:Modding my camera is something I've been thinking about, however I use it extensively for other types of photography as well. What I would probably do is replace my primary camera, and assign the t1i to pure astrophotography. I've got an old 300D that is sitting in a box in my closet. Is it even worth trying to mod this camera? Or should I just move on?
Quote:H-alpha filters have also been on my mind. I'd be sacrificing color, but I love the way they can bite through light pollution and moon light... H-alpha wide field though?
Quote:I'm attracted to the H-alpha clip in filters and may be going down this road. They're expensive, but it looks like they're interchangeable across the EOS platform? It might be smart to start by buying an H-alpha filter, doing the 300D IR filter removal (myself), and seeing what I can get before investing more $$ on a student budget .
Quote:Anyway, fortunately most my lenses are EF L-series. I've invested in my lenses because the quality of the lens, in my experience, really does make a difference for certain types of photography.
Quote:I'm wondering what focal lengths I can push with a barndoor tracker. Currently the entire construction is entirely too delicate and needs fortification and redesign. It appears to work fine with no wind and a super light 50mm lens, but I know it will be a different story as soon as I throw a big hunk of glass on the end of my camera. The more and more I refine my design, the more and more tempted I am going to be to machine my own GEM. I've seen it done on these forums, and it looks like a fun project...
1987 Meade LX3 2120 10" SCT on hypertuned EQ6 Pro Baader Self-Mod Canon XS_CLS Clip Filter DSI color_Orion ST80 Coulter 10" Compact Odessey Dob http://www.astrobin.com/users/shawnhar