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CRAB NEBULA M1 (today) 12" f/5 GSO dobsonian

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#1 astrocanito

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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:00 PM

CRAB NEBULA M1 (today) in Taurus constellation
12" f/5 GSO
Geoptik Eartha Equatorial platform
ZWO ASI224MC
Baader IR/UV cut L-filter
100x2s+90x3,4s+80x4s
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Posted 07 March 2021 - 07:10 PM

Wow pretty good for a Dob on a EQ platform!
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Posted 08 March 2021 - 07:11 AM

Wow pretty good for a Dob on a EQ platform!

Thanks!



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Posted 08 March 2021 - 08:04 AM

Is that a dual axis or just single?

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 08:17 AM

Is that a dual axis or just single?

single



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Posted 08 March 2021 - 08:32 AM

Wow I just might try to put my Dobsonian on the platform I got and try this out! How well does your platform track? Like if you put a high power eyepiece in, does it stay in the FOV for as long as the platform tracks?

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Posted 08 March 2021 - 09:13 AM

Wow I just might try to put my Dobsonian on the platform I got and try this out! How well does your platform track? Like if you put a high power eyepiece in, does it stay in the FOV for as long as the platform tracks?

Yes. It stays always in the field of view.

This platform changed my observing moments (and pictures too) for much better.

I had one before that didn't work for me and i returned and bought this one which is good.

For astrophotography it is required to be more precise to get better results but i just do the lazy way: place the platform, the telescope and go. Let's say, less than 1 minute  to have the set up outside then just check collimation which usually is fine. All the simplicity power of the dobsonian. To do the things even better i should make star drift method before taking pictures but i didn't and usually i don't do it, i'm mainly visual observer. I take pictures for fun specially if seeing is bad to visual.



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Posted 08 March 2021 - 09:55 AM

I'm a mostly visual myself, have done a little planetary photography. I don't think that my platform would work though for AP since it drifts. Thanks for sharing!
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