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ASI 224 MC and a small scope - what can i expect?

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#1 Cotts

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 12:44 PM

The small scope is the AstroTech 65mm aperture f/6.5 Quad APO. 

 

I will have an image scale of 1.842 arcsec/pix and a field of 40'x 30'....

 

This will all ride on a GM8 with autoguiding....   I think multiple 1-minute subs...... 

 

Can folks who are using this camera and small refractor (up to 100mm aperture, say) please post up an image or two to give me an idea of the potential?

 

I will be using SharpCap....

 

Thanks,

 

Dave


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Posted 21 April 2021 - 12:46 PM

Opening it up to ANY pictures with a 224.  ANY.

 

 

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 12:55 PM

You could Google 'astrobin asi224mc'
And get for example this:
https://www.astrobin.../6o37yf/?nc=all

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 03:54 PM

Thanks. Tapio. 

 

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 12:45 AM

You can find some ASI224MC DSO images/threads here on CN by using the following Google search term:

ASI224 site:cloudynights.com
However, most of the references seem to be either for planetary or EAA.

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 02:05 AM

I used a RC8 with the ASI224MC from my balcony.
Search M57 and Mert on this forum. I was inspired by Exaxe who posted an incredible M57 here.
Only backdraw on the ASI224MC is it is not cooled so getting rid of gradients is harder to process.

Edited by Mert, 22 April 2021 - 02:05 AM.


#7 Wigleydh

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Posted 22 April 2021 - 09:02 AM

This wasn't with scope as small as you were first asking about. It was with a 224 camera through my AT6RC. I did this a while back and don't remember all the details (don't remember if was prime focus or centered then barlow or not) but do remember it was 365 x 5 sec and drizzled when stacked.

 

After going back and looking at this again -- It makes me want to try some more stuff like this.

 

I looked into it further and this was just the 224 through the AT6RC. I had thought about barlowing it but had not.

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 12:01 AM

This was made with SkyWatcher's Evoguide 50 and 224 camera.

30sec subs. Taken from the city, Bortle 6-7

I use this camera for imaging of all targets, and with my big scope also. I don't have cooled camera (yet).

 

It is not question if it is doable, real question is if you are satisfied with the result.

 

 

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