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#21 Wolfgang

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 03:23 AM

Hi,
here a first attempt with equatorial mode with LS6 and 5x120sec exposure, with Canon 1100d. I'm sure there will get even a little more.
Have worked roughly the image with DSS.
greeting
wolfgang

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#22 Mark Sibole

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 07:01 AM

Nice job.I didnt realize there was room when in the store position to keep a diagonal on.I also didnt know there was an option in the hand paddle to do a eq align.But it has been a while since Ive had my LS out.


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#23 MistrBadgr

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:37 AM

Thanks, Wolfgang!

 

I am watching what you are doing with interest.  Even though I do not have an LS now, I am glad that you are exploring this possibility.

 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:17 AM

Hi Mark and Bill,
I always have the same location and according to the observations I make the telescope back to the North Star and turn the telescope.
Whether it  is an option in the equatorial mode on Autostar Controller (Hand Paddle) I have not yet explored. The telescope will always remain on the wedge. Unfortunately, the alignment is only possible with an asterisk. Even when I enter 2-star alignment in the setup, it is not recognized at the next start.
Unfortunately, the mechanical handling in the equatorial mode is very difficult to bring the Polarstern always Polsucher exactly following the star pattern of Polsuchers. The equatorial mode would actually deserves more attention at Meade.
greetings from Germany
wolfgang


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:25 AM

Hi,
yesterday with the Meade LS 6 equatorial mount and Canon 1100d unmodify and the 50mm lens in Biggi Back 20 images with up to 90 seconds at f 5.0 ISO 800 overlooking Region Altair.

stacked with DSS and a little further processed with Fitswork.
I will still continue to practice!
Greeting from Germany
wolfgang

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 04:18 PM

Wolfgang,

Congratulations on the success of your project. I hope the you get much satisfaction from the results of your efforts. 

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#27 MistrBadgr

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 05:37 PM

I agree with Bob!

 

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:49 AM

M31.jpg

Hello,
was yesterday in wonderful starry sky with my LS 6 Equatorial go and have kept on M31 times. There are far better and quality images, but with my modest telescope I am happy with my result.
Taken with the Canon 1100d (Rebel T3) unmodified, with Antares f / 6.3, Parks APL filter at the prime focus.
Ligthframes 5 x 80 sec ISO 6400
4 x 70 sec ISO 3200
20 x 60 sec ISO 3200
Dark frames 7x

Produced with DSS and Fitswork (Freeware)

Will continue to practice diligently.
greetings from Germany
wolfgang

PS: currently working on a better azimuth adjustment, will report about it later.


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#29 MistrBadgr

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:28 AM

Nice image, Wolfgang!

 

Thanks for keeping us posted on your work.

 

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 07:09 AM

Hello,
have now assembled and tested the azimuth adjustment. It all works as I have constructed. Now I can make an accurate azimuth adjustment.
I still have some pictures to look at.
greeting
wolfgang

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#31 MistrBadgr

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 03:57 PM

Thanks, Wolfgang!  I find what you are doing to be very interesting!


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