P a r t o w -- Corona Borealis Astronomy Club in Rovaniemi/Lapland, i.e. the Arctic Circle, Finland (Europe), where the greatest observation skies are when temperatures hover at -35̊
Quote:When u have time, even on light polluted sky, try those shots unguided i asked for, please. And please confirm or not 20 arc seconds with PecPrep.
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Quote:Good stuff Paul.You can record PE even if you are shooting away from the equator, when you start PECPrep you can enter the DEC used to create the PE log and PECPrep will compensate accordingly.Cheers,Jose
Quote:Quote:When u have time, even on light polluted sky, try those shots unguided i asked for, please. And please confirm or not 20 arc seconds with PecPrep.
I haven't forgotten about you Luca, for your shots I need to put the 55-250 Canon T3i on the mount. More importantly, I need to be on the other side of my house for a view to the south and the meridian to get as close to 0 dec as possible. I was imaging on the north side of my house, with no view to the south...:)
Quote:Even at 4 min they seem perfect.
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Quote:Paul how does it compare to the iEQ45?Just curious since I just got an iEQ45Thanks,Timm
Quote:I'm also curious about a comparison to other models like the IEQ45, but in just roughly comparing the mechanical specs it looks like the IEQ30 is a closer match. I really cannot afford either, but it seems to me that the ZEQ25 matches the IEQ30 for about $500 less. True?
Quote:I'm looking at the 25 with lots of interest, I would be interested in a session with the RC6 to see if it can handle longer focal length ...
Quote:Does anyone know, if the tripod could be tilted to compensate for the extra 6°-7° without getting the whole thing out of balance and risking a topple?
Quote:Paul, thx again, i supposed 240s could have been too much; what can u say about the 180s one? At full res it'd be pinpoint, isn't it?
Quote:Been busy looking for my first new mount. And after looking at alot of them, I had decided on another. but after reading this post as well as reading about the 75 minute exposure I am back at looking at the 25. although the range says up to 60 degrees, me being at 58 would I have issues being that close to the max?So I don't have to make a new post and I hope I am not hijacking a thread by asking this. Is it best to buy directly from iOptron or does someone have a suggested site to buy from? There are no local shops to buy from so if someone can guide me to a site that does free/cheap shipping to Alaska that would be amazing. Thanks.
SharpStar 65EDQ (same as AT65EDQ) 9.25" Homemade dobsonian with 1/13 wave self-made mirror. AT6RC/Celestron ASGT http://www.astrobin.com/users/tyblakesley/
6" Baby PowerNewt ES 152mm Achro iOptron iEQ30 QHY12 Lodestar & 50mm Borg guidescope Luck
Quote:Why dovetail does this accept? 1.75"?
Quote:2 simple questions: a. Pec training could be started and stored by Hc only or necessarly by a pc? B. Pec is lost when mount is powered off or is permanent?
Quote:Paul,I see that the mount is back in stock... I might get one.Does it work with ASCOM? If so how well it play with it? Any experience?Cheers,Jose
Quote:Paul, can the ZEQ25 be easily converted to an alt-az when I'm just observing? I would switch to EQ for imaging...