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Some New Pics From Celestron RASA Astrograph

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#26 anismo

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:39 PM

Beautiful in every way!. Framing , colors, processing. !



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:00 PM

Which camera?



#28 DuaneS

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 11:16 AM

Very Nice!!! Is it possible to use filters with this scope?

 

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 12:22 PM

Which camera?

 

This is with a FLI Microline 11002 OSC



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 12:50 PM

Hi Jimmy,

 

Very beautiful and colorful images!

 

Any change you can post a full resolution sample of the images?

 

Cheers,

 

Jose



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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:45 PM

Thanks! You can see the full Rez JPEGs on the site if you dig around.

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 09:06 PM

Hi Jimmy,

 

What about the camera cable, any special configuration used?  Was it setup straight, curved, etc...?

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 07:27 AM

The cable is straight out from the center. It is very noticeable on a defocused star.  You can see it on the brighter stars in the images.



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Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:37 AM

I just ordered one and an Atik 11000 from Starizona. I hope my images are half as as nice as yours!

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 06:18 PM

Curt, you r gonna love it!!!



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:03 PM

Is this scope easy to collimate ?



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:07 PM

Holy cow!  That's just not fair, please share some of that starlight with the rest of us!   :waytogo:

 

Virtually word for word what I said when I saw the images!  Glen



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:45 PM

Jimmy,

Are you kidding me?!  These are absolutely awesome results for 5 minute exposures!!  This blows my socks off and I may just have give up on my DLSR and go get a new CCD camera (and maybe a RASA too.)  Heck, I may even have to give up on rock climbing and take up golf it that helps too…   :lol:    

 

Thanks for sharing….this is seriously good stuff!

John



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:47 AM

Beautiful, but I have come to expect that with your posts!



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:14 AM

Thanks again everyone!!! I really think Celestron knocked it out of the park with this imaging scope. 



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:35 PM

NGC 1333...so beautiful I almost swallowed my tongue! 

An incredible set of images. Thank you for posting, Sir.



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:52 PM

Are these 5mins SINGLE exposure?? Unbelievable...

What am I doing with my stuff night after night here...



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Posted 19 September 2014 - 04:09 PM

This is the focal length (field of view) normally done by expensive 5" APO refractors but 11" is way better. Is this the end of expensive APO refractors?



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

Would it be possible to use a filter like an LPR filter with this setup? Starizona has the filter slide for the Hyperstar and not sure if it would work on this setup. I would seriously consider this scope for fast OSC imaging

 

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:11 PM

Wow, truly impressive work while just scratching the surface with the OTA/camera combo. I get the feeling we are going to see some dusty shots we have not seen before. Congrats.



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

Looks like that could be a good and more economical alternative to the Veloce 200. Great shots. 



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Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

These images are jaw-dropping!!! :bow: :waytogo:



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:46 AM

Jimmy what's the actual image scale with this FL sensor combo? What WxH of the sky are you grabbing. I was looking at a hyperstar C8 with mono camera for comet hunting. After looking at your images I'm thinking this could kill a couple cats with one stone if the image scale is large enough. 

 

Thanks

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 12:11 AM

Very nice indeed!!  Congrats!

 

How many subs in each image?



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 09:39 AM

Whoooo....holy cow! I want it! I want it! :D




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