"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.....
ToxMan "Violence is not the answer. Poison is the answer."
32.2N 110.9W (Elev 2582 ft)
Celestron C11 Carbon Fiber (Veneno)
CI-700 EQ Mount Big Barlow 2x, Powermate 2.5x, Uranoport 1.5x, ES 3x barlows
DMK31, DMK21, Nautilus filter wheel, Orion filter set
FeatherTouch Focuser, MicroTouch Focus Controller
Starizona Cool Edge
Paul Maxson Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, Flea3, ASI120MM. Those who say it can't be done need to stay out of the way of those doing it. http://www.sunspot51.com
My stuff. Celestron C9.25 SCT...Orion 100mmED Refractor Canon 450Da...Imaging Source DMK21au618.as cam Celestron CGE PRO mount...CG5 mount.
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
www.bajadarkskies.com 18" Starmaster dob (zambuto primary) 30" Starmaster dob (intermountain optics)
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
Skywatcher Auto Flextube 250 Dobsonian, DFK 21AU618.AS QHY5L-ll mono & colour http://www.flickr.com/photos/42079393@N05/
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Quote: Selfishly, I'm glad to hear it's starting to get cold down there!
Celestron C11 CF, CapeNewise200, NEQ6, ASI 120MM
Quote:I'm truly sorry to this Darryl but, every time I see high quality work like this ( which is becoming very much the norm !) from yourselves, I can't help but question....( inspit of knowing the answer)How on earth (pardon the pun) have we managed to jump so far in such a relatively short period of time in imaging, to produce images like this from a terrestrial base is quite boggling !