Celestron Super C8+ (deforked) Atlas EQ-G Mount Celestron Onyx 80mm ED F Canon T4i (unmodified)
Quote:Just a simple question: I have read a lot about the modifications to DSLR's for astrophotography use. Can somebody show me two pictures of the same celestial body photographed with the same equipment and the same number of images, etc., etc., but one from a modified and the other from an unmodified DSLR? I'd really like to see what the difference is.
Astrophotograher's Guide to the Deep Sky
A Guide to DSLR Planetary Imaging
A Beginner's Guide to DSLR Astrophotography
An Advanced Guide to DSLR Astrophotography
Photoshop for Astrophotographers
Orion EON 80mm, Orion Atlas EQ-G. Orion SSAG. Celeston C6se Canon XSi, Celestron Neximage 5 IDAS 2" LPS-P2 filter. http://www.astrobin.com/users/whitenerj/ Texas Astronomical Society www.texasastro.org
Quote:So, for DSLRs at least it's the Ha that is the issue, not so much for anything else?
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Quote:All of my pictures are taken with a stock DSLR. It takes a little more work processing and some longer exposures but it's not impossible. I still use my camera for daytime use a lot so I haven't taken the plunge yet. I know it can be used with custom white balance etc.Not saying don't get it done as it definitely is an improvement but its not a compete show-stopper if you have to wait.
Quote:If those images on your gallery are with an unmodded T1i, then I really don't see an urgency in making the modifications to the camera any time soon at all. Incredible images! Well done, sir!
Quote:Hi all,I'm not much of an authority, but for what it's worth I've been using an unmodified D800 with an FSQ106ED Here's my astrobin site - all the deep sky stuff is with the D800 and FSQ.http://www.astrobin.com/users/alocky/hope it helps your thinking.cheers,Andrew.
Quote:Hi all,I'm not much of an authority, but for what it's worth I've been using an unmodified D800 with an FSQ106ED and recently started using a CLS-CCD filter as per the links earlier in this thread. I've noticed that the one thing these filters do is make it very difficult to get any star colour - in particular the lovely yellows and golds I used to get are just whites now.Here's my astrobin site - all the deep sky stuff is with the D800 and FSQ.http://www.astrobin.com/users/alocky/hope it helps your thinking.cheers,Andrew.
GM-8 GII (soon w/OPWB) ; Orion Sirius w/EQMOD
Orion 80ED; AT72ED; AT6RC
Atik 314L+; Atik 420C
Moonlite Focusers, Moonlite stepper motor
Astrodon 5nm Ha, LRGB; Baader OIII, SII
Starlight Xpress 7x1.25" FW
Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, PixInsight, PS CS 5
@hytham, what’s the difference between FSQ-106EDX and FSQ-106ED?
@alocky, could you post a pic of your D800/FSQ106ED/Mount setup?
I've got one with the D200 rather than the 800 - but not much difference.
Mount is a G11, digital drive, 80mm shorty with lunt DMK41 (from my solar imaging rig) as a guidescope using PHD guiding, and Nikon Control Pro2 software to drive the camera. I only ever bother polar aligning with the PAS - good for 10 min subs.
@alocky, what’s the difference between D800 and D800E? Who is Spencer, can you provide the link/info?
The 800E has no anti-alias filter, so although moire is potentially more of a problem (it doesn't seem to be) you can squeeze even more resolutino out of the monster 36MP chip.
Spencers are based in the US
I have no personal experience with them, but they appear to supply Nikons to NASA - can't be too bad if true.
@Brent, could you confirm if D800 takes FBCF-5DII filter?
Thanks you all in advance.
Quote:Few questions:@hytham, what’s the difference between FSQ-106EDX and FSQ-106ED?
Quote:Thanks for the info; couple more questions:1. Is there any difference between EDXIII & EDX?2. Is CC/FF still needed with EDX?3. How good is the focuser on EDX; can/should it be upgraded to Feather Touch, if yes which one exactly?If you can post a pic of your EDX, especially the back-end setup, that will be great. Thx