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
Alan Lehman 8" Newt homebrew and hand-figured optics; Moonlite focuser; Atlas EQ-G TV 2x Barlow; 5x Powermate Basler acA640-100gm; Astronomik LRGB 2c; XAGYL wheel
"Normal" people worry me! - If you want to think "outside the square" you really need to get out of your box! A kleptomaniacal plethora of gear: Custom-cooled (my designs) C11&14, Orion Optics (UK) VX16 16" F4 newt waiting for obs, ED127 triplet, NEQ6Pro, HEQ5Pro, ancient AstroOptics EQ mount super-customised with microsteppers, goto etc, ASI120MM, ASI120MC, Flea3 (retired - accepting offers!) Toucam 840k, modded Canon 50d + F4L etc,etc & lots of other homebrew equipment.....
My stuff. Celestron C9.25 SCT...Orion 100mmED Refractor Canon 450Da...Imaging Source DMK21au618.as cam Celestron CGE PRO mount...CG5 mount.
Quote:I've no experience with a C8 nor the DMK camera Foggy, but as Alan said seeing makes the difference between image outcomes: if it was murky and poor seeing then you're really behind the 8-ball! When you get a good night I'm sure things will be considerably different and you'll get a nice clear, crisp image onscreen and be able to up the image scale AND get a reasonable FPS! (and it's all about hanging in there mate through the "good, bad & ugly!"...last night we got nothing out in our Mallee Country and even had to cover the scope because of light rain)
Celestron CPC Deluxe HD 1100
Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED
Explore Scientific 82° 30mm, 18mm, 11mm, 6.7mm, 4.7mm
Canon T3i Baader mod, Hyperstar, IS-618CIU Camera
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