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rick b
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M 57 new
      #5620626 - 01/13/13 11:58 AM Attachment (71 downloads)

How is this pic guys.
Taken with an orion xt10g and orion deep space video camera II.

Feel free to play with it.
Thanks


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Re: M 57 new [Re: rick b]
      #5626770 - 01/16/13 06:41 PM

Cool

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Dwight J
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Re: M 57 [Re: Raginar]
      #5626907 - 01/16/13 08:05 PM

Very nice result Rick. I assume it is monochrome and 4 seconds integration. I would like to see more from this camera.

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Re: M 57 new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5627243 - 01/16/13 11:46 PM

Dwight I believe you are right. Unfortunately that was last summer. Financial reasons I had to sell my scope. I still have the camera, which I enjoyed the few times I used it. I am hoping to get a new scope soon as things havedimproved. Hoping for an 8sct or another goto dob. Fingers crossed.

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Re: M 57 new [Re: rick b]
      #5629963 - 01/18/13 01:39 PM

Sorry to hear that Rick. I hope that things get better for you and you soon acquire a new scope. At least you are camera-ready.

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Re: M 57 new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5631267 - 01/19/13 10:22 AM

Thanks Dwight. I hope to get something soon. I have a few in mind depending what I have left over from my work bonus after other expenses. (Disney world). Looking at a Z12, Orion XT10i or 12i, celestron 8se, C8-sgt, cpc800, cgem 8 or Orion xt10g or 12g. I prefer some sort of goto but havent decided if I really want to focus on imaging or just tinker with it and mainly do visual. Any opinions?

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Re: M 57 new [Re: rick b]
      #5631660 - 01/19/13 02:18 PM

So many choices, it is hard to finally decide. For me I like tracking and GOTO now. Loading up a big Dob and heading out to a dark site is much less pallitable to me as I am older and less tolerant of cold. If you are younger and can get to dark skies reasonably quickly, then one of those Goto tracking dobs would be ideal. A 10" is what I would consider in the Dob style as this size starts really showing deep sky objects well. If you are more city bound a SCT would be better suited as you may be limited to the solar system and double stars. A C8 can occupy you for a lifetime and perform well in dark skies when you can get to them. I had one for 25 years and wish I had kept it.

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Re: M 57 new [Re: Dwight J]
      #5633074 - 01/20/13 12:09 PM

Yeah thanks for the input Dwight. I live in a border red-orange and have no real dark site to go to. I had owned a 10dob and a 11sct and could see quite a bit. I guess I will have to wait and see what I can get.

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