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Post Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:53 pm

Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Here is a little data on the Pelican. 4x1200 Ha Astrodon 5nm
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:36 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Nice round stars, more time and some calib files and this will be a really nice image.
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:21 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Thanks Zach. Unfortunately every time I get data on a new target like this it pushes me back on changing to the RC. I'm waiting on a flange to connect the collimating ring better and then I gotta make the change. It's hard to do when I like the FOV of this shot.
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:38 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

I know right! I love the dog on my Williams optics scope at 400mm but also like the details on the RC. Tough choice to go back and forth.
Zach
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Williams Optics GT81
Astro-Tech 8" RC
WO .8x Reducer/Flattener
ATIK 383l+ Mono
SXFW v2 USB
Baader RGB/Narrowband filters
Lodestar x2
Orion Thin Off-Axis Guider
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:44 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Reshooting flats is what is the big pain
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Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:17 pm

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I've always enjoyed mono images. The contrast makes the image stand out. Good work!
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Post Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:28 pm

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:thumbup:: :jumphappy:
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ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
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Post Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:18 pm

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

h2opolo wrote:Reshooting flats is what is the big pain


Flats are easy and quick. I take them after every nights run.
Jeff

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Post Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:35 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Yeah well I have a huge EL panel on 110vac to deal with because of my C11 which does not lend easiness in the field.

I'm going to get a new smaller one for the field for my RC and ED127 and then it will be easy
ES ED-102, Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Celestron C-11,
ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

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Post Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:52 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Ahhh I understand that. I use this one for the RC it drive from your USB hub and it's dimmable for those with a manual shutter style CCD.
Jeff

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GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
ATIK 460EX mono Starlight Xpress Lodestar SX OAG & FW
Astronomik LRGB +Ha 12nm OIII 12nm SII 12nm IDAS LPS P2
SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
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Post Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:01 pm

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Hey I think you forgot the link. I would love to get one that is driven by my HUB or power pole.

Do you connect yours to the charging port on your HUB? That would be ideal!!!!
ES ED-102, Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Celestron C-11,
ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

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Post Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:03 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Ya I connect it to the hub. There is a new one with battery power. These come is all kinds of sizes, so look at all the options.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DNTWZN0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_1fdKzbVX3AXJ1
Jeff

SV80ST w/ Moonlite CFL
GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
ATIK 460EX mono Starlight Xpress Lodestar SX OAG & FW
Astronomik LRGB +Ha 12nm OIII 12nm SII 12nm IDAS LPS P2
SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
Boxes of DIY
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Post Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:32 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

I use that very light panel and it works great!! It does need to be diffused with paper but other then that i think it works really easily and quick to adjust brightness.
Zach
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Williams Optics GT81
Astro-Tech 8" RC
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Post Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:08 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Yes of course I had to go and get all technical about it and spend money when all I needed to do is what yall did.

Here is what I got.

https://www.technolight.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=19&idcategory=10
ES ED-102, Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Celestron C-11,
ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

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Post Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:10 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

The EL panels work great also. I use one for my refractor. It is a small EL panel and the Huion wasn't avail at that time. Get some 55% translucent acyrlic sheets from Amazon and duct tape the EL panel in between. I use a black opaque sheet for the back. Works like a charm.
Jeff

SV80ST w/ Moonlite CFL
GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
ATIK 460EX mono Starlight Xpress Lodestar SX OAG & FW
Astronomik LRGB +Ha 12nm OIII 12nm SII 12nm IDAS LPS P2
SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
Boxes of DIY
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Yeah that's what I did. I actually took a thick box and cut it down and sandwiched the screen under the white Plexiglas. It sits perfect on the end of a desk in my office and I have some foam pads that I sit the scope on in front of it. All I do is pull an old dark sheet from my photo days over the end and cover the end of the scope and the light box and shoot the flats.

It's just to much to deal with out in the field. It's got a pretty big transformer that plugs into the wall and would be hard to use outside. I need a small lite one that I can just sit on the top of my scope like yall have for field flats.
ES ED-102, Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Celestron C-11,
ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

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Post Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:55 am

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

One tip about flats. EQMOD has some custom mount PARK settings available. I defined a "Park for flats" location. That way at the end of the run I choose that predefined location from the drop down list and it automatically slews to wear side of pier at zenith and the flat panel balances right an top. Saves a few minutes holding the buttons down.
Jeff

SV80ST w/ Moonlite CFL
GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
ATIK 460EX mono Starlight Xpress Lodestar SX OAG & FW
Astronomik LRGB +Ha 12nm OIII 12nm SII 12nm IDAS LPS P2
SGP, EQMOD, PI, PS
Boxes of DIY
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Post Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Re: Pelican in Ha 80 minutes

Right On!!! I did not know that. I will certainly do that. Cool
ES ED-102, Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Celestron C-11,
ATIK 460 EX Mono, ZWO ASI 1600 MM cool
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com

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