SCOPE:C8 SCT w/f6.3fr,11" Edge HD w/Hyperstar III w/f7.0fr :MOUNTS:ATLAS EQ-G, NEXSTAR SE, G11 w Gemini 2 OPWB w/ precision worm, Baader OAG + loadstar,BAADER HYPERION 8MM - 21MM W/FINE TUNING RINGS, Nebulosity, Images plus 5.75, PHD, DEW NOT SHIELD AND CONTROLLER, CAMERA'S: NIKON FM, CANON T2I (full spectrum mod), starlight xpress Trius sx674c, canon 18-55 F3.5, 55-250 F4.0 lenses
HyperTuned CGEM and G11wG2 SV115T20, Meade SN-8, AT-66, and modified 20d. Nebulosity, SkyTools3, TSX, and Pixinsight.
Quote: the tracking was frankly horrible! used a 8"sct @ 6.3 ( 1260mm fl and prime w/ dslr ) and there was a lot of tracking and some weird triangle shaped stars in my images ( around 45sec to 60 sec subs unguided ) nothing worth keeping. I chalk a lot of that up to not creating good models only one star but was very disappointed. Rex
Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
Quote:thank you Charlie, I will do that. I took the mount out last night to star party and did some quick alignment and goto modeling ( still leaning g2 menues ) and the tracking was frankly horrible! used a 8"sct @ 6.3 ( 1260mm fl and prime w/ dslr ) and there was a lot of tracking and some weird triangle shaped stars in my images ( around 45sec to 60 sec subs unguided ) nothing worth keeping. I chalk a lot of that up to not creating good models only one star but was very disappointed. the goto was very nice for my first time out but tracking needs work. apparently they update and change the g2 OS often so I guess that rules out an actual manual for this mount. love the construction of this mount it really is a work of engineering art. plan on getting many years of use from it. thanks again. Rex
AT6RC; C6R; 8" R200SS; 10" SNT; RV6; PST Vixen GP + Starbook-S Warped LXD55 G11 Gemini-1 & DSC Gone! HGM-200 Gemini-2 Orion Starshoot DSCI2; DFK 41AF02 Sky Commander 4 SkyShed POD XL3 14.5" f5 folded Newt Finished. Now in storage. Mount for 14.5" Portable obs on 7ftx16ft utility trailer wi 8ft dome Trailer Plans Approved, Jig Built! http://cleardarksky.com/c/MCAOobMDkey.html
Quote:Once the end play on the worm has been taken care of
Quote:just for the record, I have only had this mount since 5/2/13 and have been working with it and trying to get accustomed to it.the mount is brand new and the factory (losmandy) installed the worm block an precision worm. one would think they would have put a little effort into trying to make it right. you don't buy a new BMW and then they tell you the cars doesn't work and were not going to give you a Manuel and oh by the way you will have to talk to other owners of the car to figure out if you can get it to work! hey do you want custom floor Matt's with that oh well that was my 2 cents worth now to get it to work, joined yahoo losmandy group and with all of your help as well hope to have some nice images to share and stories to tell .
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.
Quote: It was not all positive, but then, in this hobby is anything ever all positive?Clem
Mach1GTO / G11/G2 (stock) / AT6RC / AT10RC / TMB92SS / Astrodon 50D / STT-8300M / FW8G-STT / PixInsight / etc, etc. Astrobin - Flickr
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