Two steps forward one step back

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Two steps forward one step back

Post by Ken_nneth » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:13 am

Started setting up my mini observatory (not finished), got my new Sesto Senso focus motor mounted, then my LodeStar X2 decide to quite on me. So first clear skies I’ve seen in a long time ended with mixed feeling. The Senso worked great (working on setup), but it focused with no problems both manually and automatically. But with no guide camera I had to do some unguided imaging, not bad but only short exposures. I be working on processing the rest of the week because the clouds are back.
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Celestron Edge HD 8/SkyWatcher Black Diamond ED80
Celestron f7 Reducer​
CEM60, QHY PoleMaster
SestoSenso AutoFocuser
Guiding-​ZWO OAG, LodeStar x2
ZWO ASI1600, ZWO filter wheel, Baader L,R,G,B, Ra 36mm​

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Re: Two steps forward one step back

Post by gardenfish » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:20 am

Well it looks like you are almost there. Nice cover you made for the scope. Once you get guiding it will be nice to just flip the lid and shoot :) I am putting the roof on by myself today for the roll off observatory.
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Re: Two steps forward one step back

Post by h2opolo » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:58 am

Hey Kenneth, is that a C11 you're using? If so I have a brand new dew shield for it you can have just let me know.
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