|Active Optics from Starlight Xpress:
|Equipment configurations for February (see below):
Rainy nights are expensive. More equipment. More possible configurations. More organized field boxes (now have dedicated cases for Visual, DSO and Planetary in addition to
Tools/Hardware, Finderscopes and Camera cases).
|Photos of The Week - February, 2013
Mixed camera mosaics done with simultaneous side-by-side imaging.
More SX-AO with C11" Edge. More rain....
|Tak FSQ-106 - Canon 60Da Camera:
First attempt at using the Canon bayonett adapter in the Tak 106. Interestingly clean. Used LENR and processed only flats and bias.
|Simultaneous, Multi-camera imaging and Registration. Canon 60Da, H694 and M25C Cameras with EOS lenses or Tak106 (at f/5)
|Trio in Leo:
Mised H694 Camera/EOS200mm lens/Ha filter + Canon
60Da/Tak106P. Registar, PixInsight, PS4. HaRed+GB
method of RGB synthesis.
|Planetary work: PGR-Flea3 video camera and C11" Edge HD were used to image Jupiter. Used EP projection with a Baader 8-24 ClickStop Zoom
to create f/40 ratio. Seeing was not that good, but the concept is worthy vs. use of Barlow lens. Below Jupiter and moon Europa.
|Something to do while imaging. Finally taking a look around.....
Note the use of the old Orion TeleTrack with just a laser on it allows me to pinpoint exact DSO location with my binoculars. Nikon 12x40 AE's
for my astronomy apps.
|Orion Sword & Belt - 3 Camera, 3 Frame Mosaic:
15 hours of a three SX camera, 3 frame mosaic. M25C in the Tak106 (f3.6) for color (6h30m), H694 with a Canon EF70-200 @ 200/f5.6
for HaRed and Luminance (6h30m) and older H18 images from the Tak106 for detailed Ha. DSS, Registar, Maxim for mosaic, PixInsight
|Eskimo Nebula: Sharpened my last
attempt. M25C Camera.
|27mb full size
file - darker
|Small, darker (<2mb)
|Messier 66: 3 hours of initial capture at f10/fl2800
using the SXVR-M25C camera and SX-AO unit.
Unprocessed crop left (+spikes :)) and slight
|Beehive Cluster (22 minutes) and partial M42 capture (52m part of mosaic): Canon 60Da
camera in Takahashi FSQ-106 @ f5.0
|Sample of Ha 3 frame mosaic
|Full Size of above - 27mb