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Re: Which Camera?

Sébastien Doré
 

Hello Andrea, 

Looks promising. Please, let us know how your experience turns out.

Sébastien

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> de la part de Andrea Lucchetti <andlucchett@...>
Envoyé : 8 septembre 2021 18:45
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Objet : Re: [ap-gto] Which Camera?
 
I've just received my Moravian C3 61000 pro.IMX455
It is very well built, as the previous 16803 I used to own.
download speed is fantastic.
I kept my 50x50 filters  
I hope to try it soon...


Re: Saturn from Missouri

Jeff B
 

Yes, very nice!  I love seeing the crepe ring in front of the planet.

Jeff

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021 at 11:53 AM Jim Fakatselis <pashasdad@...> wrote:
Great job, excellent image!
Jim


On Sep 9, 2021, at 10:23 AM, midmoastro <teche70@...> wrote:

I had some brief moments of good seeing here in Missouri. This one taken on Sept 6, 2021 with the GSO 12" F/5 riding on the 1100GTO.
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Re: Saturn from Missouri

Jim Fakatselis
 

Great job, excellent image!
Jim


On Sep 9, 2021, at 10:23 AM, midmoastro <teche70@...> wrote:

I had some brief moments of good seeing here in Missouri. This one taken on Sept 6, 2021 with the GSO 12" F/5 riding on the 1100GTO.
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Posidonius with AP 10” Maksutov

thefamily90 Phillips
 


From: jim phillips <thefamily90@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:24:46 AM
To: ap-ug@groups.io <ap-ug@groups.io>
Subject: Posidonius with AP 10” Maksutov
 
When I first saw the drawing of the crater Posidonius  by Alika Herring in the March, 1978 cave Astro a catalog (inside back cover) I became very interested in Posidonius, drawing  and imaging it over the years to using many different telescopes. Here is my first drawing of it in 1978 using a 4 inch quantum Maksutov and a more recent image of it using a 10 inch AP Maksutov.

JimP 

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Re: [ap-ug] Hairy Beast

Roland Christen
 


Also, you seem to have a lot more Ha than OIII
If you mean that I have more Ha exposure, the answer is yes. I have not had enough clear weather to get more OIII yet. Working on it.
I tried some SII, but there is virtually none in the image, so the image consists of just HOO at this point. To get any amount of SII will require at least 1 hour sub exposures, and I don't know if that is worth it.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>; main@ap-ug.groups.io <main@ap-ug.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Sep 9, 2021 7:13 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] [ap-ug] Hairy Beast

Hello, Roland,

That is a wonderful image.  Was it straight HOO or some other palette?  Also, you seem to have a lot more Ha than OIII.  I would have thought the opposite.

Thanks,

Clem

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My flickr gallery:


On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:16:13 PM EDT, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


My project for the last couple of days with the 10" Mak Astrograph.
Looks like a brain coral that needs a haircut. Processing took almost as long as the acquisition of the data.

https://www.astrobin.com/qwcmt6/

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Saturn with the Mak-cass

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Gorgeous!!


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 11:46:40 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Saturn with the Mak-cass
 
Ufda! Thumbs up

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: dvjbaja <jpgleasonid@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 8, 2021 10:17 am
Subject: [ap-gto] Saturn with the Mak-cass

A recent look at Saturn from my backyard.  The big Mak is a dream.  

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: Jupiter with the AP Mak Cass

thefamily90 Phillips
 

Awesome indeed!

JimP


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of J. Belden via groups.io <jjb4469@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 5:41:51 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Jupiter with the AP Mak Cass
 
Yes, pretty awesome I would say. 

Joe B






Saturn from Missouri

midmoastro
 

I had some brief moments of good seeing here in Missouri. This one taken on Sept 6, 2021 with the GSO 12" F/5 riding on the 1100GTO.


Re: 47 Tucanae with 155EDF refractor

Christopher M
 

Thank you.  :)


Re: Hairy Beast

midmoastro
 

On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 09:16 PM, Roland Christen wrote:
https://www.astrobin.com/qwcmt6/
Stunning work Roland.


Re: Which Camera?

Cheng-Yang Tan
 

Hi Bill,

As for ASCOM for older SBIG cameras like STF8300 etc. is now available due to work by Cedric R. (very recently released )


executable is here:




I've tested it with my STF8300C and it works very well. I've been able to use SharpCap to calibrate my sensor with this ASCOM driver.

cytan




On Thursday, September 9, 2021, 08:39:18 AM CDT, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


SBIG cameras are not bad, although they dont support ASCOM for a number of their older cameras which is a turnoff for most users these days as not all imaging software in use today supports native mode drivers for SBIG. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 5:46 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Which Camera?
 
What's the general opinion of SBIG cameras ? They don't seem to have the popularity that they once did, but maybe that is because there are more options. I have seen from their ads that they are starting to offer some cooled CMOS cameras.

I have always felt that the quality of many brands of gear is inversely proportional to how frequently it shows up on the used equipment market, and then how long it stays on the market before it sells. You seldom see Astro-Physics gear on the used market, and when it does show up it usually sells the same day.

Mike


Re: Which Camera?

Bill Long
 

SBIG cameras are not bad, although they dont support ASCOM for a number of their older cameras which is a turnoff for most users these days as not all imaging software in use today supports native mode drivers for SBIG. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of M Hambrick <mhambrick563@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 5:46 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Which Camera?
 
What's the general opinion of SBIG cameras ? They don't seem to have the popularity that they once did, but maybe that is because there are more options. I have seen from their ads that they are starting to offer some cooled CMOS cameras.

I have always felt that the quality of many brands of gear is inversely proportional to how frequently it shows up on the used equipment market, and then how long it stays on the market before it sells. You seldom see Astro-Physics gear on the used market, and when it does show up it usually sells the same day.

Mike


Re: Which Camera?

M Hambrick
 

What's the general opinion of SBIG cameras ? They don't seem to have the popularity that they once did, but maybe that is because there are more options. I have seen from their ads that they are starting to offer some cooled CMOS cameras.

I have always felt that the quality of many brands of gear is inversely proportional to how frequently it shows up on the used equipment market, and then how long it stays on the market before it sells. You seldom see Astro-Physics gear on the used market, and when it does show up it usually sells the same day.

Mike


Re: [ap-ug] Hairy Beast

Clement Elechi
 

Hello, Roland,

That is a wonderful image.  Was it straight HOO or some other palette?  Also, you seem to have a lot more Ha than OIII.  I would have thought the opposite.

Thanks,

Clem

============================

My flickr gallery:


On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 10:16:13 PM EDT, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


My project for the last couple of days with the 10" Mak Astrograph.
Looks like a brain coral that needs a haircut. Processing took almost as long as the acquisition of the data.

https://www.astrobin.com/qwcmt6/


Hairy Beast

Roland Christen
 

My project for the last couple of days with the 10" Mak Astrograph.
Looks like a brain coral that needs a haircut. Processing took almost as long as the acquisition of the data.

https://www.astrobin.com/qwcmt6/

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 47 Tucanae with 155EDF refractor

Roland Christen
 


his may be an odd question, but can an AP155EDFS be "rebuilt" into an AP155EDF? 
Yes, you simply replace the 2.7" focuser with the 4". 6 screws hold it on. Nothing else needs to be changed.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher M <mirfak@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Sep 8, 2021 8:22 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] 47 Tucanae with 155EDF refractor

This may be an odd question, but can an AP155EDFS be "rebuilt" into an AP155EDF?  I believe the lense assembly is the same.  I assume it would require some changes to the OTA tube, possibly baffling (?), and whatever, to accomodate replacement of the smaller focuser to the larger 4" focuser.  I don't have either but I do know someone who has an EDFS.
Christopher

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Re: 47 Tucanae with 155EDF refractor

Christopher M
 

This may be an odd question, but can an AP155EDFS be "rebuilt" into an AP155EDF?  I believe the lense assembly is the same.  I assume it would require some changes to the OTA tube, possibly baffling (?), and whatever, to accomodate replacement of the smaller focuser to the larger 4" focuser.  I don't have either but I do know someone who has an EDFS.
Christopher


Re: Which Camera?

Andrea Lucchetti
 

I've just received my Moravian C3 61000 pro.IMX455
It is very well built, as the previous 16803 I used to own.
download speed is fantastic.
I kept my 50x50 filters  
I hope to try it soon...


Re: Which Camera?

Chris White
 

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 04:06 PM, Bill Long wrote:
Recently placed a pre-order for the Atik APX60. Really hoping this one solves all the challenges previous IMX455 cameras have had and provides some stability. On paper, it looks pretty solid.
 
Meanwhile the 16803 continues to hum right along.
I've got mine pre-ordered as well through my dealer.  Looks like October delivery.  I'm ready for a quality IMX455 as well. 


Re: Jupiter with the AP Mak Cass

dvjbaja
 

I would love to see that result.  I have a 305, but I don't think you can reach focus with a barlow?  Maybe I'm wrong.  I had a 12.5" RCOS with very large secondary that produced stunning planet views. That was well before my interest in planetary imaging.   At times I wish I had not sold it. But the Mak-cass came along as a much easier to handle telescope.   

The Mak is pretty much seeing limited in my experience.  Seeing has not been so good this season with the jetstream parked overhead.  

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