M42 from my future observatory site


Robert Chozick
 

I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


thefamily90 Phillips
 

Wowee!!!!!

Jim


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 2:36:51 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Clement Elechi
 

Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Robert Chozick
 

Because of the high humidity there was a lot of moisture in the air. Must of the subs had high thin clouds making the brighter portions glow. I left in some that messed up the brightest stars.  If not it would have been only 10 subs. I threw out 20 subs. By the time I stopped the sky was full of moisture  The new land is high bortle 2 with a ranking of 21.99 on the light pollution map. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 1:51 PM, Clement Elechi <celechi@...> wrote:


Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Bill Long
 

Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Mark Ledbury
 

Absolutely stunning image - woo!  Thank you for sharing this!
Mark

On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 11:37 AM Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Kent Kirkley
 

Robert

Out of curiosity, where is the property located?
The fact that you had so much humidity is concerning but
even Ft. Davis can have high humidity.

Kent Kirkley



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

 Because of the high humidity there was a lot of moisture in the air. Must of the subs had high thin clouds making the brighter portions glow. I left in some that messed up the brightest stars.  If not it would have been only 10 subs. I threw out 20 subs. By the time I stopped the sky was full of moisture  The new land is high bortle 2 with a ranking of 21.99 on the light pollution map. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 1:51 PM, Clement Elechi <celechi@...> wrote:


Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Robert Chozick
 

Thanks for the comments. The 16 bit CMOS makes such a difference.   I can’t wait to get a lot more time on this. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 3:10 PM, Bill Long <bill@...> wrote:


Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Robert Chozick
 

Hi Kent. Well it had rained an hour earlier.  It was not a good night.  The property is between Paducah and Guthrie east of Lubbock. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Kent Kirkley via groups.io <kgkirkley@...> wrote:


Robert

Out of curiosity, where is the property located?
The fact that you had so much humidity is concerning but
even Ft. Davis can have high humidity.

Kent Kirkley



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

 Because of the high humidity there was a lot of moisture in the air. Must of the subs had high thin clouds making the brighter portions glow. I left in some that messed up the brightest stars.  If not it would have been only 10 subs. I threw out 20 subs. By the time I stopped the sky was full of moisture  The new land is high bortle 2 with a ranking of 21.99 on the light pollution map. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 1:51 PM, Clement Elechi <celechi@...> wrote:


Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Roland Christen
 

What kind of problems? I'm looking to buy one, but not if there are significant issues.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Clement Elechi <celechi@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Kent Kirkley
 

Robert

So a little west of Crowell and probably not all that far from
the observatory complex. Probably a good choice if they
chose the area too. That would be a good hour further than
Ft. Griffin. Do you plan on having it be remotely operated?

Kent



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Hi Kent. Well it had rained an hour earlier.  It was not a good night.  The property is between Paducah and Guthrie east of Lubbock. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Kent Kirkley via groups.io <kgkirkley@...> wrote:


Robert

Out of curiosity, where is the property located?
The fact that you had so much humidity is concerning but
even Ft. Davis can have high humidity.

Kent Kirkley



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

 Because of the high humidity there was a lot of moisture in the air. Must of the subs had high thin clouds making the brighter portions glow. I left in some that messed up the brightest stars.  If not it would have been only 10 subs. I threw out 20 subs. By the time I stopped the sky was full of moisture  The new land is high bortle 2 with a ranking of 21.99 on the light pollution map. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 1:51 PM, Clement Elechi <celechi@...> wrote:


Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Robert Chozick
 

It is 25 miles from Comanche Springs - 3RF.  It has a Texas Tech University Mesonet weather station on the property, which is great to have.  The link is below.


I will not be doing remote.  I am getting a 40 foot container cabin with a 12 foot heated air conditioned observatory control room overlooking the scopes.  I like to use minimal software and do everything manually - just using image capture, guiding and TheSky.  I will have a comfortable place to live while imaging.


On Dec 19, 2020, at 3:27 PM, Kent Kirkley via groups.io <kgkirkley@...> wrote:

Robert

So a little west of Crowell and probably not all that far from
the observatory complex. Probably a good choice if they
chose the area too. That would be a good hour further than
Ft. Griffin. Do you plan on having it be remotely operated?

Kent



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 3:16 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Hi Kent. Well it had rained an hour earlier.  It was not a good night.  The property is between Paducah and Guthrie east of Lubbock. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 3:12 PM, Kent Kirkley via groups.io <kgkirkley@...> wrote:


Robert

Out of curiosity, where is the property located?
The fact that you had so much humidity is concerning but
even Ft. Davis can have high humidity.

Kent Kirkley



-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 3:08 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

 Because of the high humidity there was a lot of moisture in the air. Must of the subs had high thin clouds making the brighter portions glow. I left in some that messed up the brightest stars.  If not it would have been only 10 subs. I threw out 20 subs. By the time I stopped the sky was full of moisture  The new land is high bortle 2 with a ranking of 21.99 on the light pollution map. 

Robert 


On Dec 19, 2020, at 1:51 PM, Clement Elechi <celechi@...> wrote:


Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Bill Long
 


Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
What kind of problems? I'm looking to buy one, but not if there are significant issues.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Clement Elechi <celechi@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Roland Christen
 

Ok, thanks. Will check it out.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Roland Christen via groups. io <chris1011@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2020 12:18 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site


Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
What kind of problems? I'm looking to buy one, but not if there are significant issues.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Clement Elechi <celechi@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Michael Hamburg
 

Gorgeous image!

Best wishes, Michael


On Sunday, December 20, 2020, 12:22:20 PM EST, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Ok, thanks. Will check it out.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Roland Christen via groups. io <chris1011@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2020 12:18 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site


Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
What kind of problems? I'm looking to buy one, but not if there are significant issues.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Clement Elechi <celechi@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Seb@stro
 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.
Hi Bill,

Let us know how it performs, I too am interested in that "Expanded pixel mode".

CS!
Sébastien

De : main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> de la part de Bill Long <bill@...>
Envoyé : 19 décembre 2020 14:54
À : Clement Elechi <celechi@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Objet : Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert


Bill Long
 


Atik has their Apx60 coming out in Jan/Feb and that may be a good one as well.



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2020 9:22 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Ok, thanks. Will check it out.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Roland Christen via groups. io <chris1011@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2020 12:18 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site


Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
What kind of problems? I'm looking to buy one, but not if there are significant issues.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Clement Elechi <celechi@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

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Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Dominique
 

On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 03:10 PM, Bill Long wrote:
Looks great!
 
I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 
 
The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.
Hi Bill,
I think you are talking about the QHY294M-Pro. Some of us have received one, started testing it and wiping away the flaws of youth. Personally I use Sharpcap-pro and with the latest drivers. There are 2 modes, an 11M and a 47M an AD Sample Depth of 14bits in 11M and 12Bits in 47M. A test on NGC7635-M52 with my 130GT shows an advantage in oversampling the 47M mode.
The sky is not too much with us at the moment to make many and QHY still has some progress to make on the drivers in the 47M mode in the opinion of some.


Robert Chozick
 

Thanks Michael 

Robert 


On Dec 20, 2020, at 11:47 AM, Michael Hamburg via groups.io <michael_hamburg44@...> wrote:


Gorgeous image!

Best wishes, Michael


On Sunday, December 20, 2020, 12:22:20 PM EST, Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


Ok, thanks. Will check it out.

Roland


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Roland Christen via groups. io <chris1011@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 20, 2020 12:18 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site


Significant tilt. The QHY600 may be better. Less users reporting issues with those.



From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Roland Christen via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
What kind of problems? I'm looking to buy one, but not if there are significant issues.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
To: Clement Elechi <celechi@...>; main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Dec 19, 2020 1:54 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site

Looks great!

I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 

The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Clement Elechi <celechi@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
Hello Robert,

Wonderful shot.  Just curious about the subs you threw out because of high humidity.  In what way were they so much worse than the others?

I have been eyeing the ASI12600, so I need to remain on the CFO's good side for a while yetEmoji

Clem

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

My flickr gallery:


On Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2:37:06 PM EST, Robert Chozick via groups.io <rchozick@...> wrote:


I am buying some property in West Texas and this is my first light.  I have not purchased yet and just went out there with my portable setup one night.  I lost most of my subs as the humidity was 90 percent but I managed to use about  an hours worth.  I did get shorter exposures for the various parts of the nebula.  I will redo this later with 4 or 5 hours of exposure.  I really love my 16 bit CMOS ASI2600.  It is a great camera.


Robert

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics

--
Roland Christen
Astro-Physics


Bill Long
 

Yes, typo. QHY294-Pro. My cell phone likes to change things on me. 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of Dominique <d.h.durand@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2020 11:09 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] M42 from my future observatory site
 
On Sat, Dec 19, 2020 at 03:10 PM, Bill Long wrote:
Looks great!
 
I had nothing but problems with my 6200 mono, but the smaller chip seems to be doing well. 
 
The new 4/3 mono with two different effective pixel sizes is really interesting. I picked up the QHY 284M Pro to check it out.
Hi Bill,
I think you are talking about the QHY294M-Pro. Some of us have received one, started testing it and wiping away the flaws of youth. Personally I use Sharpcap-pro and with the latest drivers. There are 2 modes, an 11M and a 47M an AD Sample Depth of 14bits in 11M and 12Bits in 47M. A test on NGC7635-M52 with my 130GT shows an advantage in oversampling the 47M mode.
The sky is not too much with us at the moment to make many and QHY still has some progress to make on the drivers in the 47M mode in the opinion of some.