Greetings from Finland, it's been a while since I posted images here.
For quite a while now I have been thinking about how I want to approach astrophotography, what is my style and what would be the optimal instrument to achieve my artistic goals. After quite a bit of contemplation I decided to build my own telescope from parts to make sure it would meet my (rather high) standards and have all the features I wanted. The project has taken almost two years from the first idea to completion and finally the work seems to be paying off. Of course there are final touches to be done but the scope is already very usable. No glass pushing was involved though as I could obtain most of the parts from commercial sources.
So here is the first image from my new scope, a 10" f/3,8 newtonian. Quick specs: 10" f/4 quartz conical mirror from TS, 4" Antares Optical secondary, ASA Wynne 3" 0,95x corrector, extra-thick foam-core carbon fiber tube and Integra85 focuser/rotator for precise framing. So far the project has exceeded my expectations, and it will only get better once the ASI6200MM gets released :-).
I published two images from this FOV, the northeastern part of the wall is very interesting and deserves more attention so I cropped it separately.
Thanks for looking!