Re: Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #iEXOS-100 #G11 #EXOS2 #astrophotography

Dave Cherry

Thanks,  well I tend to find lower hysteresis values help with 1.5 seconds exposure, with the 200pds tube on the mount the PMC loves to be nudged more frequently than with a small refractor 😊

definitely use a dark frame on your guide camera and get stars as small as poss on there as well.   Yes  I Am guiding both Ra and Dec, total error 90% of the time below 0.5 unless the wind blows my tube!


I’m with you, I like diffraction spikes,  good enough for Hubble, good enough for me 😊








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From: Wes Mcdonald
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2020 3:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 post your picture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100 #astrophotography #ExploreScientific #astrophotography


Sorry Dave. I was so overcome with the image I lost ability to type.  Really nice.  Sharp focus to, what with the spider flare and all.  I love to see those things on the bright stars in a nebula picture.  Some see them as an issue, but not me.


You do anything special to get .5” guiding?  You guiding ra and dec?





Wes, Southport NC
PMC-8, ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG
Electrical Engineer, Retired





Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools

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