Good day and thank you Mario.
I am still a newbie regarding planetary imaging; I started in May of 2018. I was using a Sunpak tripod and a Benro ballhead. Then I came across Sir Jerry
and another individual on YouTube demonstrating the iEXOS-100. Once I saw the mount being controlled wirelessly via an app, I was hooked.
I bought my mount in February of 2019. Explore Scientific has put so much into the iEXOS-100, at a great price point, how could I not support their vision?
I would not have the images I have currently if it was not for James Ball, Sir Jerry, and Kent Marts. James sparked my mind when he made it
known he was using a 150mm Maksutov atop his iEXOS-100 mount/ ST1 tripod. Sir Jerry made the dream possible by releasing a configuration
mount capacity weight spreadsheet. Kent Marts brought it home with the 11.25Ib counterweight to aid in RA balancing the scope. Since then,
I have been learning a lot.
Planetary imaging season 2020: I learned how to use WinJupos (just the parts I need), TOPAZ Denoise AI, and most recently GIMP (game changer).
I am giving myself 2-years to master GIMP. GIMP had been on my hard drive for over 8-years. Like 7 of 9 says….resistance is futile.
From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 and EXOS 2 post your picture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #astrophotography
Wow....amazing pictures JR...well done!
You've given alot of us something to aspire to! :)
Good day all,
I am closing out the trilogy for planetary season 2020. I will spend the remainder of the
season attempting to capture Venus, Neptune, Pluto, and Uranus.
Targets: Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
Camera: Canon 70D
Mount: iEXOS-100/ ST3
Dates: July through August of 2020
Scope: Sky-Watcher 180mm Maksutov
Focal length: 5400mm
Focal Ratio: 30
Video captures: 2 to7-minutes
Software: PIPP, AutoStakkr 3.0, Registax, FastStone,
TOPAZ Denoise AI, GIMP, and a lot of
Mars: Looks like a coffee cake. Every time I look at this image
I get hungry.
Mounts: iExos 100, Skyguider Pro
Scopes/Lenses: Main/Orion 80mm, DSLR/Tamron 18-400mm lens, guide/ZWO-340A
Cameras: Canon T2i DSLR, ZWO120MM (guide)
Utility Software: iPolar (for Skyguider polar alignment), iCap, Explorestars, Canon EOS Utility
Image Processing Software: Photoshop