Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
My PixInsight Tutorial
Pointer to Other Useful Threads of Mine
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
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 .
Robert The more I learn, The more there is to learn! Orange Zone Dark Site 3 Mounts 4 Imaging Cameras 3 Guide Cameras OTA's = yes
Orion XT8 Classic, Self built EQ platform
AstroTech 72ED, AstroTech 6 Imaging Newt
Celestron Advanced VX EQ Mount
Celestron NexStar SE 4/5 Mount (for grab and go)
Canon T3i, Canon XT (Hap Griffin Baader Mod)
QHY5L-II Mono/Orion 50MM Mini
Fort Bend Astronomy Club
Quote:Robert - I don't usually take Hwy 26 when I go over but I did recently and kept thinking to myself how awesome it would be to image from there.
Quote:By the way, what are you doing posting that picture in this forum? It is worthy of the CCD forum. Thanks for inspiring (and torturing ) us.
Quote: I've often wondered about Steptoe Butte as well
Quote:I still think I'm a beginner at this hobby though (been doing this < 6 months). And I still think I have a lot to learn.
Quote:Quote:I still think I'm a beginner at this hobby though (been doing this < 6 months). And I still think I have a lot to learn.I think it bears out what a lot of my advice here is geared to - start with equipment made for astro-imaging and you will get better results - every time.Once you get the basics of you are doing that is... my first images were painful, I keep them to remind me. Even with imaging rated gear it takes a lot of time and patience.When I advise folks to get imaging gear to image with and that they will soon have 'keepers', I'm serious.