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/
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Quote:Thanks all! The Nikon is unmodded. It's my normal camera I use for regular photography Travis: I have it on a wedge so it isn't on Alt-Az anymore. I guided with my normal CCD (Atik 314L+) through the CPC since I was imaging on the EON. I was going to have a higher ISO, but decided to keep it low to keep the noise down (I hate using a high ISO unless I have to)Bortle scale-wise I do not have a measure for this location or night, but I'd guess it was around a 6ish, though that is just a guess.
Quote:Would I be out of line by saying that image rivals the quality of some of your best CCD images?
Orion XT8 Classic, Self built EQ platform
AstroTech 72ED, AstroTech 6 Imaging Newt
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Celestron NexStar SE 4/5 Mount (for grab and go)
Canon T3i, Canon XT (Hap Griffin Baader Mod)
QHY5L-II Mono/Orion 50MM Mini
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Quote:Could you post one of the 900 second subs? It is fine if it is converted to jpg and reduced. I just want to get an idea of what that exposure looks like with ISO 200 and your focal ratio.
My equipment: AT8IN AT6RC AT72ED CGEM-DX GARY HONIS BAADER MODIFIED CANON T3i ORION AUTOGUIDER AT50gs ORION TOAG ASTROTECH COMA CORRECTOR ASTROTECH FIELD FLATNER LOTS OF EYEPIECES AND FILTERS http://www.astrobin.com/users/Stargazer78/ IF YOU DON'T STAND FOR SOMETHING....YOU WILL FALL FOR ANY THING
Scott http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/ Celestron C-8 SCT Schaefer GEM Gary Honis modified Canon 450D (Baeder Mod) ONAG On-Axis Guider Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider Robofocus RF3 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
Quote:That brings up a question. Are darks even necessary with such a low ISO? 200 yields little noise.
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