SV115 APO/CGEM Mount/SXV-H18 CCD/Orion SSAG & ST80 Autoguider System
I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars. -Walt Whitman
ES f/7 102mm ED triplet APO CF
iOptron f/12 150mm MCT
Meade f/10 203mm SCT OTA, f/6.3 reducer
Celestron AVX mount
Orion f/12.1 127mm MCT / Celestron SE mount
Astro-Tech f/6.5 AT65EDQ Astrograph
Orion SSAG/mini guide scope
Orion SSAIO camera
Canon T3i DSLR
Baader Hyperion III 8-24mm zoom
ES82 4.7mm, 18mm
Quote:After much calibrating, running PEC curves, more calibrating, aligning and finally waiting for weather to clear, I finally have a 'real' image out of my scope. Only have learned as far as CCD stack, so this was solely processed in that. Learning photoshop now to do some more processing.
John Hayes, Ph.D.
Adjunct Research Professor
College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona
Sky Watcher Esprit 100, AVX, Canon T5i (Hap Griffin UV/IR block mod), Orion Mag Mini Auto Guider, BYEOS. Zhumell Z12 for observing.
wix angle ga
WO Binos 1.25 EPs 2-20s
2x-8 to 24 Z zoomies
celestron 127eq. my starter scope, using for solar now. home made solar filter.
XT10, 5mm Hyperion, 25mm Sirius Plossl, 8.8mm ES 82*, 2.25 hyperion zoom barlow Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
Orion 120ST B&L4000 B&L 20X50 Binoculars http://youtu.be/FohlDrECUbc http://redbrickspace.blogspot.com/
1984 Meade 2080 8"SCT
Celestron Nexstar 4se
Nikon Coolpix 4500
In the City:
Under Dark Skies:
Canon EOS 7D (5DIII OTW)
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Orion Atlas EQ-G + EQMOD
Orion SSAG + 50mm Mini Guidescope
BYEOS, SGP, AstroTortilla, DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CC
Eric SV105-3FT, TOA-130, AZ/EQ-G, AVX, C9.25, WO/TMB 80mm, Lunt 35, QHY5L-II M, Hap Griffin T3
Current equipment: Zhumell Z-12, assorted eyepieces Celestron Omni 120XLT on CG4 mount Orion Atlas Pro AZ EQ-G Nikon D3200 stock Catseye collimation tools Understanding Wife!
Who you jivin' with that Cosmic Debris? "all science is either physics or stamp collecting" -- Lord Rutherford
Scopes: C11 & C8 Edge HD Mounts: CGEM, 10Micron HPS 1000 Cams: Atik 490 EX Starlight Xpress SX-25C Orion short tube / Loadstar Hyperstar's My Humble Astrobin Page
This is my first serious attempt at a target other than M42...mostly because I haven't figured out the masking and post-processing required to avoid the overblown Trapezium region.Shot the Rosette Nebula 27-28 February:- Four 10-minute subs- Unmodded Canon 450D- ZEQ25, tuned to Astronewb's instructions- AT72ED w/ AT 0.8X focal reducer/field flattener- Orion MMAG autoguiding setupStacked in Nebulosity with four 10-min darks, 40 bias frames, using Bad Pixel Mapping. Post-processed in PS Elements, with Astronomy Tools.
ETX-90 (Orig RA OTA modified w/ EC fork mount)
AT72ED on an iOptron SmartEQ Pro or ZEQ25
Canon 450D - modified
Telescope: Celestron C6-XLT (6" Schmidt Cassegrain)
Mount: Celestron CG-5GT Computerized German Equatorial
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM w/ CFW-10
My very first astro pic taken in January 2011 with an iphone held up to my homemade 25mm eyepiece in my homebuilt 8" f/6 newt/dob. That same January, I entered this photo into a photo contest where I work and strangely enough, actually won for that month . The image was then voted second place in the photo of the year contest (in which all monthly winners compete). It truly was the beginning of my astrophotography hobby
Visual: 8"f/6 DIY Newt, Meade 90mm f/8.8 OTA, 7X50 Binos,
A bunch of EP's, barlows (it's no myth, they really do multiply)
Imaging: AstroTech AT8IN, Atlas EQ-G, Canon 450D (no mod), Orion SSAG/50mm scope,
GSO Coma Corrector.
We go willingly into the unknown, doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We've done so much, for so long, with so little, we're now qualified, to do anything, with nothing.
Very first imaging attempt!....processed with Pixinsight
20x 30s each
AVX, AT8IN, Canon T1i, 2x Powermate, ATCC, HoTech SCA Laser Collimator, 17mm & 8mm 2" Baader Hyperion, Telrad