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jmiele
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: macona]
      #4861670 - 10/14/11 11:26 PM

That's awesome.....Joe

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gnabgib
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: jmiele]
      #4862721 - 10/15/11 03:41 PM

Quote:

That's awesome.....Joe




I second this opinion!!!

Kevin


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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: gnabgib]
      #4866969 - 10/18/11 12:04 AM Attachment (42 downloads)

I finally got my quantix hooked up to the Surplus Shed fast camera. Here is a 100 second Blue 80A filter image of M31.

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kw6562
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4866974 - 10/18/11 12:17 AM



Congrats Sam! Can you post a pic of the setup? --Keith


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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: kw6562]
      #4867710 - 10/18/11 12:35 PM

Allright! More imagery. Canít wait to see a pic of the setup, all of us have been watching Sam's progress. Sam, you are an ambitious guy. I second the congratís.
Clear Skies!


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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: sullij1]
      #4867722 - 10/18/11 12:38 PM

BTW, thanks to all for hanging in there with the support, also for the continued support for all who were lucky enough to score one of these cams.

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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: sullij1]
      #4868201 - 10/18/11 05:31 PM Attachment (35 downloads)

Here are some images of the setup.

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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4868204 - 10/18/11 05:32 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

Another view

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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4868206 - 10/18/11 05:32 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

another one.

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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4868207 - 10/18/11 05:33 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Another.

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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4868208 - 10/18/11 05:34 PM Attachment (24 downloads)

and one more...

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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4868213 - 10/18/11 05:36 PM

I still don't have a shutter mounted. Now that I have a filter slide, I'll try to merge that with the shutter on the Quantix.

The stand is a CG-4. It isn't balanced yet as I'll need another counter weight, but it seems to track quite well.


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kw6562
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4870123 - 10/19/11 09:28 PM

Very nice! Do you know how much the scope + camera weighs?

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SBarden
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: kw6562]
      #4870600 - 10/20/11 08:32 AM

I haven't weighted it. I know the 10 pound counterweight is not sufficient to get it balanced, so the weight is likely pushing the limit of the mount.

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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: SBarden]
      #4871267 - 10/20/11 03:39 PM

WOW!!! Once you get that monster tamed it should produce near untoucable results.

Clear Skies!


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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: gnabgib]
      #4887416 - 10/29/11 06:13 PM

Wonít be able to afford a filter wheel for a while so I tried to merge the Ha with some RGB from the Canon 1000D. Still need to get another 2hours worth of RGB data and try the Starizona Ha method but here is a go. 2 hours of Ha from the Quantix as luminescence, 2hours of DSLR RGB. Get some amp glow in the bottom right and had to patch some stacking and alignment errors.

AstroTech 65 EDQ
Canon 1000D, ISO 1600
Quantix 6303 E
Astronomic CLS LPR
Baader 7 nM Ha
62, 120 sec RGB Exposures
2 hours Ha
1master dark (10)
Stack in DSS
Process inPS3, Astronomy tools, and Nebulosity
Orange light pollution
No Moon
~ -30 degrees F Quantix
~16c Canon


Having problems with the image post, here is the link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49217915@N04/6292958354/in/photostream


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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: sullij1]
      #4889585 - 10/30/11 11:53 PM

About 40 min on the California Nebula.
EDQ65,1x1 bin, 3 gain, Raw. 3x10min and 1x5min.
here is the link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49217915@N04/6297587680/in/photostream


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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: sullij1]
      #4889589 - 10/30/11 11:55 PM

Just trying to see if this works.


California Nebula by Sullij1, on Flickr


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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: sullij1]
      #4891250 - 10/31/11 11:45 PM

Exercising the Quantix on the Veil Nebula. I guess its time to start posting on CCD forum for the Ha and The DSLR forum for the hybrid mix. Will be sending the Hybrids here also until I see more color shots start coming up on this forum. Just cuz you donít have filters and a wheel, donít let that stop you!

Astrotech EDQ 65 Quad
Celestron CGE
Guided w/SSAG and 50mm finder
Roper Scientific Quantix 6303E
Baader 7nM Ha
12 X 300 Sec Exposures
No Dark
Need a master Flat (0)
Stack in Nebulosity
Process inPS3,
Orange light pollution,
No Moon
~ - 30 degrees F (chip)
1X1 Bin, Gain 3, Raw


Veil Nebula Complex by Sullij1, on Flickr


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sullij1
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Re: QUANTIX HELP......... new [Re: sullij1]
      #4899858 - 11/06/11 01:22 AM

Still don't have a filter wheel for the CCD so I am backing up the Ha from the CCD with the Canon 1000D RGB as best I can. Its weird messing with hybrid data as it has no real home. The Canon can't match the FOV on the EDQ but I figure the the data from the canon is doing a good job of coloring things though.
About an hour of data from each camera so I had to push the saturation. Shot with the 65EDQ, stacked in DSS, color data and Ha hand aligned in PS3.

California Nebula by Sullij1, on Flickr


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