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Astrophotography and Sketching >> Beginning and Intermediate Imaging

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NeilMac
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First light Orion SteadyPix Delux.
      #5698356 - 02/24/13 02:20 PM Attachment (22 downloads)

Finally was able to get a good workout for my new SteadyPix.
Feels nice and solid and sturdy. First delight is my hand no longer needs to contort to hold and press buttons at the same time. I placed my release cable on it and can click away nicely as my other hand holds the scope.
If your not going to change EP or if your camera does not have a zoom lens then it can be setup inside before you go out, just pop it into the EP and thats it, if you do need to change EP or Zoom then you will need a light to make sure the camera is flush with the EP or you will get distortions.
And thats one nice thing about having this is that the quality is consistent. Whats also handy is if your doing multi shots then you just have to line up the object and start clicking, I did this with the Orion nebula and now have gotten the best so far, will try and zoom in next time. Creating mosaics is also easier since you just line up and shoot and move on, I did this my M45 and just used my finder scope, pointed to each main star and then stitched them together, handy if you dont have a SWA (Will try it out with my SWA next time).
SO in general it is a very handy accessory and makes life and images much nicer. My only concern is since it atache to the EP, what kind of stress does it put on the barrel when one places a heavier camera, some of those DSLR's are like a tank.



Orion Nebula
25mm 20 frames stacked with DSS
1500pix


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NeilMac
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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5698367 - 02/24/13 02:24 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

M45
25mm 9 frames stitched.
1500pix
If I push the exposure in PS then I do get some of the blue clouds around the stars but then the stars blow out.


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NeilMac
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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5698371 - 02/24/13 02:26 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

And a Moon shot panoramic

2000pix


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Jeff2011
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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5698476 - 02/24/13 03:46 PM

Neil,

Good to see that the adapter is working out for you. Regarding your concern, I think more stress would be put on your focuser tube than the eyepiece. Most newer DSLRs are fairly light compared to older models. I think most focusers have a weight rating. You might want to check the product manual for your focuser on the Orion site.


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NeilMac
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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: Jeff2011]
      #5698723 - 02/24/13 06:08 PM

Thanks!

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Raginar
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Reged: 10/19/10

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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5699171 - 02/25/13 12:20 AM

That's an awesome M42

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SunBlack
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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: Raginar]
      #5700945 - 02/26/13 02:37 AM

Moon is nice.

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SebJ
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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: SunBlack]
      #5701004 - 02/26/13 04:24 AM

Those are excellent. I'm seriously thinking about getting a steadypix for my dobs.

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NeilMac
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Re: First light Orion SteadyPix Delux. new [Re: SebJ]
      #5701480 - 02/26/13 11:41 AM

It is well worth it, cuts out allot of stress

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