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#1 Hypoxic

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 04:30 AM

We finally had a little break in the clouds last night so I jumped at the chance and grabbed the Skyguider Pro to try out the new TS Photoline 60mm APO. Just a quick and dirty polar alignment because I didn't know how soon the clouds would close back in on me, but I was able to get a decent session in nonetheless. 

 

The Double Cluster in Perseus:

 

TS Photoline 60mm APO / TSFlat60

iOptron Skyguider Pro

Nikon D5300 unmodified

ISO 500

 

177 x 30" Lights (~1.5 hours)

35 Darks

50 Bias

30 Flats

Unguided

 

The clicked on image looks a bit better:

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 04:32 AM

Although the TSFlat60 has some issues which I contacted TS about this morning:

 

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 02:18 PM

Nice image!

 

Guess this is the distance  of the FF that is playing...maybe it needs some tuning , and some tuning rings.

 

That was one of the things i like to avoid, so i bought the Sharpstar 61 which has a dedicated FF.



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Posted 26 November 2020 - 03:06 PM

Nice image!

 

Guess this is the distance  of the FF that is playing...maybe it needs some tuning , and some tuning rings.

 

That was one of the things i like to avoid, so i bought the Sharpstar 61 which has a dedicated FF.

Yeah, we'll see what TS says about it. If anything, I'll send it back and get the new dedicated TSRed08-60 flattener. TS is a great shop so I'm sure this will get worked out quickly.

 

I love all the colors that came out of the star field! 


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Posted 26 November 2020 - 03:25 PM

 

 

I love all the colors that came out of the star field! 

Me too actually...

 

Indeed TS is a great shop. Reliable and good service..i ordered allready (too) many things from themlol.gif


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 04:20 AM

Upon further investigation, it would appear that the collimation is a bit off. I found my Cheshire eyepiece and one of the cells is low and to the right. Not going to touch it until I hear back from the shop though.



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Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:33 AM

Mmm, that is a bummer.

But TS can surely find a solution.



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Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:47 AM

Mmm, that is a bummer.

But TS can surely find a solution.

Edgar at TS contacted me this morning, We've begun the troubleshooting. waytogo.gif




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