AstroBee wrote: ↑Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:19 am
Here's what you guys/gals missed from last night.
Rosette - 8x 5min Ha
M97 &108 6x 5min Ha
M51 - 60x 30sec Lum
I should have signed in then. Instead I was on a virtual star party of mt Wilson, which was so so. The professional astronomers use similar imaging gear and tools like we do, an ATIK with live stacking, in color. They were fiddling around with the software more than I liked and could have used your help for a smoother presentation. That way they could have improved on the verbal part, which was now mostly about how to use the software tools.
... Henk. Telescopes:
6" Mak-Newt (Comet Hunter), ES ED127CF, ES ED80, Zhumell Z12, AT6RC, Venture RX-7, Celestron Skymaster 20x80, Mounts and tripod:
Losmandy G11S with DIY OnStep, AVX, LXD55, Tiltall, Cameras:
Fuji X-a1, Canon SX40, Xt, XSi, T6, ELPH 100HS, DIY:
OnStep controller, Barndoor trackers for 10" Dob and camera, Afocal adapter, Foldable Dob base, Az/Alt Dob setting circles, Accessories:
TV Paracorr 2, Baader MPCC Mk III, ES FF, SSAG, Plossls, Barlows, Telrad, Laser collimators (Seben LK1, Z12, Howie Glatter), Cheshire, 2 Orion RACIs 8x50, Software:
KStars-Ekos, DSS, PHD2, Nebulosity, Photo Gallery, Gimp, CHDK