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Perigee

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Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:59 am

New member from Nebraska

Hello everyone! I have only been astro imaging for a little over two months and i am addicted to it. It all started with asking a hobbyest photographer friend what he used for a lens to image the Super moon last year. I was not happy with his suggestion and started my internet search for options with more possibilities. Long story short I purchased an ES ED80, T3i modded by Gary Honis, a Atlas EQ-G (thanks Zach Ruder) and guide scope etc. With Zachs help he got me up and running (he is on my speed dial ) Thanks Zach! lol Anyway Im really blown away by how much there is to learn and thats why im here. Thank you for the forums and videos!
Blaine
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Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:30 pm

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HEYY i thought that was you when i saw the name Husker in there lol. Post up some images!! Glad you came to the forum.
Zach
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h2opolo

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Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:49 pm

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Glad you're hear. I've been here only since last December and these guys have put up with me ever since. You and I are basically on the same time frame. Contact me anytime and I'll be happy to help any way I can.

It's good that you are here.

Sean
Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Stellarvue 130 EDT, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com
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Astrohusker

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Perigee

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Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:28 pm

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Thanks Sean and Zach! I wont be shy about asking for your help
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Post Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:32 pm

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Welcome! I'm glad you made it too. Congrats on the new equipment. It's a fun adventure into frustration. But, hang in there, the learning curve is steep. You'll get there. Posting your photos helps, don't worry about the image quality. EVERYONE starts out the same way...frustrated! That's why this hobby is so great!
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Post Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:53 am

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Welcome to the site Blaine! Nice to have you here and looking forward to seeing your images!
Clear Skies!
Mike

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Post Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:58 am

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Welcome to the forum. Good mount. I enjoy mine.
Jeff

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GSO6RC w/ Moonlite CSL
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h2opolo

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Post Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:27 pm

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Hey Jeff,

How does the EQ-G compare to the NEQ-6?

Looks like its about 100 dollars more than what the EQ6 is going for although I got mine for 1300 on sale.

That C-11 I have been putting on it lately is taking it right up to the edge of payload capacity I even dumped the finder scope to get the weight down.
Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Stellarvue 130 EDT, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com
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Post Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:30 pm

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The EQ6 is white. It's the same mount branded Orion Atlas in U.S. and Skywatcher NEQ6 (aka EQ6). 30 pounds before you add a camera is a tough request out of an EQ6. But actually I'd be more concerned with almost 3 meters of focal length. That seems to be a guiding horror show. But maybe you'll have success.
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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h2opolo

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Post Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:09 pm

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I did it last night. I managed to get 2 minute exposures guided. Probably could have gone longer the RA and Dec line were smooth. I'm going to post it and show you.

Sorry for hijacking your page here Astrohusker. I'll move on somewhere else with my bs!!
Carbon 127, GSO RC-8, Stellarvue 130 EDT, WO GT71 & Zenith Star 61
Losmandy G11G
NEQ6, ST80, Lodestar X2,
QSI 690 & 683
Astrodon Ha, SII, OII, LRGB
Shoe size 11.5

Website http://www.redstickastro.com

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