Bay Area, CA Stellarvue SV4, SV70ED Orion 127 Mak, ST80 Pentax K10D (full spectrum mod with cooler) Losmandy GM11 with Gemini 2 My Astrophotos on flickr and on Astrobin and where I write about my efforts
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Quote:Yes, that is the scope.What are the options?
BackyardEOS ~ Purpose-built astrophotography software!http://www.backyardeos.com/CANON, NIKON, QSI, SBIG, ATIK, SX, ASI, QHY, SSAGAT8RC, AT6RC, AT65EDQ, EON 120mm, Lunt 60THa B1200ASTRODON LRGB Ha NII SII OIII (3nm), IDAS, CLS, SkyGlow10Micron GM2000HPS (ordered), NEQ6, HEQ5, CG5-GTOne clear night a year
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90T RAPTORMOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVXCAMERAS: Canon 60D;LodestarEYEPIECES:TV N31T5;Delos14;Delos8;Pan27; PL20;PL25;PL32;TMB9The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Quote:With SCT mirror locks is the flexure issue as much of an issue with a side by side or guide scope arrangement? It seems like it would not be. I do not like off-axis guiders because I've been unable to get mine working to date.Patrick
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX LodestarLackawanna Astronomical SocietyMy Astrobin
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A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Wayne -- EdgeHD 14, CGE Pro Mount, Canon 5dii Unmodified, Hutech OAG5 with QHY5 Guide Camera, BackyardEOS, PixInsight
Quote:Wayne - just curious what that flexure was from, were you able to isolate the source? Glad to hear the OAG solution worked for you How long of guide exposures were you using? I'd be interested to see a 15 minute sub from a DSLR - I don't visit that forum.
Quote:Wayne,I have Hutech OAG-5 with Lodestar and they work great with my C-8 EdgeHD. ...Peter
Quote:No I never isolated the problem. I tried tightening everything down as much as possible but no matter what I did, the image would eventually slip out of the frame over the course of the night even when I took short enough exposures to keep the stars tight. (Typically 60 to 120 seconds) It was so frustrating.
Quote:60 to 120 seconds guiding exposures?!?!?!?
STF-8300C,OAG and STi