Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC & OIII + Solar Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
Quote:very suboptimal platform
Quote: Quote:very suboptimal platform Not sure where that mindset came from. C8 has been used for imaging for decades.While it is not the best choice for large modern CCD chips, you can still take great images with them.Often people new to imaging are steered away from the C8 but not because it is not a good platform.It just isn't a good platform for learning. Even there though, a focal reducer will fix much of that.For smaller chips though, C8 is a find platform.
James Nexstar 8SE, Celestron MAK C90, Skywatcher Backpacker 80, ES 102 ED, Orion XT4.5, Celestron 15x70 binos Baader Maxbright Binoviewers, ES 82*-6.7mm, 8.8, 14, 14, and 24mm EPs, Celestron zoom EP CGEM DX mount, ASI210mc, Canon T2i More stuff than I care to add!
"Another new world, no beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing to do here but to throw rocks at tin cans and we have to bring our own tin cans." Earl Holliman (Cookie)- Forbidden Planet
Quote:Dear All,Wanted to share this image of M57 -- 20 30 second subexposures, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker, using a Canon Rebel XSI and the f/6.3 focal reducer through my stock Nexstar 8SE.I bought the 8SE fully aware that it was considered a very suboptimal platform for photography and planning to stick to visual observing. Nevertheless I take great satisfaction in the images I can obtain. And it takes about 10 minutes to set up the scope on my back deck, even with the camera.Jeremy
Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
Quote: but I still find this extremely cool.Jeremy
Celestron 8SE with some eyepieces. Neximage 5 Unmodded T2i/550D Orion Sirius EQ-G
Celestron Nexstar 5SE Various Celestron EPs and filters Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 binos
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Quote:Dear allI have photoshop cs6, but no ap plugins.ThxJeremy