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Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Hi Paul,

With the wireless ASCOM driver configured as shown in the video, as you hit the connect button on the POTH and the green light comes on, do you see numbers show up on the POTH indicating the RA, DEC, ALT, AZ?  or does it stay blank?  If it just stays blank, then you are probably seeing the problem that Robert and Jeremy have. You should hit the connect button 3 times that will re-initialize the connection. You should see the data values show up as in the video on the POTH.

If that doesn't do it and all you see is blank on the POTH, then the data transfer is being interrupted somehow over the wireless connection and may be related to the local WiFi traffic. At this point, you should use your WiFi dongle to change the WiFi channel on the PMC-Eight using the procedure in this Knowledge Base article
https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/why-does-my-wifi-connection-keep-dropping-out

Note that when the PMC-Eight boots, such as when you apply power, there is a few second delay between the RED power light coming on and the GREEN processing light staying on a few seconds. This initial lighting of the GREEN LED is just a startup indication, until you have a data connection via wireless or wired, you will not see the GREEN LED stay on.
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Paul Jenkins <urbanastronomer60@...>
 

Hi Guys,
First of all im not using a usb/serial connection. Its just wi fi as described in the lates video posted about connection the mount via ascom wireless driver.
The green  light on the mount comes on for about 10 seconds after pressing the connect button then goes off and the ascom freezes . No connection
Any ideas
Thank you



On 19 Jun 2019, at 13:57, Wes Mcdonald <wesmcd6@...> wrote:

I haven't noticed the three and go.  But I have noticed something like that with the configuration manager.  Seems likely Bob is correct that such a problem most likely derived from the serial connection. 


As for the green light coming on then going out....try using the poth simulator instead of the mount.  See if it tanks too.  If it does then....it isn't the PMC8 driver.  If it doesn't....?

Wes

--
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


Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Wes Mcdonald
 

I haven't noticed the three and go.  But I have noticed something like that with the configuration manager.  Seems likely Bob is correct that such a problem most likely derived from the serial connection. 


As for the green light coming on then going out....try using the poth simulator instead of the mount.  See if it tanks too.  If it does then....it isn't the PMC8 driver.  If it doesn't....?

Wes

--
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


Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Jeremy Parker
 

For what it's worth, I have the same exact behavior with my setup as Bob. It always takes three tries to get the connection...

Jeremy
--
Jeremy Parker - North/West of Boston, MA
Scope:
StellarVue SV102T  & Optimus Eyepieces
Mount:  Explore Scientific PMC-Eight G11, Spring-loaded OPWB on DEC, O-Vision Worm on RA
Cameras: Nikon D5300 H-alpha mod
Guiding & Alignment: StellarVue F50 GuideScope & ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Cam, QHY Polemaster
Computer & Software: Surface Pro Windows 10, ExploreStars, ASCOM POTH, CdC, PHD2, SGP, Backyard Nikon
Accessories: Williams Optics clear Bahtinov Mask, 1000 Oaks Dew Heater Controller, Astrozap Dew Heaters, Celestron Lithium / Lithium-Pro Powertanks


Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

 

Paul,
 
Are you saying that when trying to use ASCOM to connect to the mount, you push the 'Connect Scope' button on POTH, the green light comes on, and then...nothing?
 
What happens if you push the button again another couple of times?
 
Typical behavior on my laptop, connecting via POTH is: 
- push #1, as you describe 
- push #2, another dud 
- push #3, connection achieved !  
 
Others have reported the same behavior, although I don't believe that everyone has that problem.
 
My suspicion is that it has more to do with the FTDI serial-to-USB driver getting its connection going, than with the ASCOM driver, but as I doubted it was something I'd be able to do anything about, I haven't dug further.  I just push three times and I'm good to go - normal behavior for my setup.
 
- Bob
 
--
Mounts: ES PMC-8 EXOS2
Scopes: SV 102EDT, ZWO 60/280 Guide
Cameras:  Nikon D5300, Altair GPCAM2-IMX224C
Software: ASCOM, CdC, AstroTortilla, BYN Pro, Sharpcap, PHD2
Computer:  Thinkpad x230, Win7Pro/64


Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Paul Jenkins <urbanastronomer60@...>
 

Anyone else have similar problems, thankyou


Re: G-11 vs EXOS-2 #TECHNICAL #G11 #EXOS2

Jeremy Parker
 

Hi Jerry,

Yes, that could be more like 1.3 seconds, I was just guesstimating on my memory of it. I made a little 'propeller' jig to stick on the end of the worm shaft, in order to quickly visualize what I was feeling by hand. So I took a movie which shows a 'lurching' of the worm rotation during tracking, and it does correspond to this periodic sound. I placed it in the User Contributions folder in the files section.

To answer your question, I'm not sure how it's impacted my images, as I haven't had a chance to try the 1300mA firmware. I only made the update last night, and unfortunately the weather is not looking good in the next week. I would guess it's been occurring this whole time with 900mA as well, but perhaps just to a lesser degree?

Just to get back to what I was asking, would you happen to see this also in the TDM-acquired data if you were to look at short periods in the FFT, like 1.3 seconds, and without any smoothing applied? It may be possible that the moment of inertia in RA would effectively filter this out mechanically, but in theory wouldn't it be better if this lurching behavior was eliminated? Possibly even better PE could be realized?

I'll be happy to share data when I have it, as I'm just trying to be helpful to the group here and pointing any possible improvements that we all might be able to benefit from.

Regards,
Jeremy

--
Jeremy Parker - North/West of Boston, MA
Scope:
StellarVue SV102T  & Optimus Eyepieces
Mount:  Explore Scientific PMC-Eight G11, Spring-loaded OPWB on DEC, O-Vision Worm on RA
Cameras: Nikon D5300 H-alpha mod
Guiding & Alignment: StellarVue F50 GuideScope & ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Cam, QHY Polemaster
Computer & Software: Surface Pro Windows 10, ExploreStars, ASCOM POTH, CdC, PHD2, SGP, Backyard Nikon
Accessories: Williams Optics clear Bahtinov Mask, 1000 Oaks Dew Heater Controller, Astrozap Dew Heaters, Celestron Lithium / Lithium-Pro Powertanks


Re: G-11 vs EXOS-2 #TECHNICAL #G11 #EXOS2

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 
Edited

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:27 PM, Jeremy Parker wrote:
Well I do hope my results match yours
Hi Jeremy,

I think the actual oscillation is more like 1.3 seconds, at least that is what Gunter in Germany reported.
How has this impacted your images?  Do you have any examples to share?
 
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Paul Jenkins <urbanastronomer60@...>
 

Hello.
Yes explorer stars works fine on my windows laptop and my iPad
When trying to connect to there mount using ascom a green light comes on for about 10 seconds then goes offf and no connection
Thank you


On 18 Jun 2019, at 23:44, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:35 PM, Paul Jenkins wrote:
I notice in my network settings it shows
PMC-Eight-4EA6.
Hi Paul,

The SSID is different for each mount so that's as it should be. Did it prompt you for a password when you initially connected to the network?  Have you used ExploreStars to control your mount before trying the ASCOM driver?
 
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!



Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:35 PM, Paul Jenkins wrote:
I notice in my network settings it shows
PMC-Eight-4EA6.
Hi Paul,

The SSID is different for each mount so that's as it should be. Did it prompt you for a password when you initially connected to the network?  Have you used ExploreStars to control your mount before trying the ASCOM driver?
 
--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

urbanastronomer60@...
 

Hello,
I folioed you vide to the letter and I still canot connect to ascom wireless.
I notice in my network settings it shows
PMC-Eight-4EA6.  On your video it shows a different number
Thank you
Paul


On 18 Jun 2019, at 21:30, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

I have uploaded a new video to the Explore Scientific YouTube channel on how to install and configure the ASCOM driver for the iEXOS 100 mount.
https://youtu.be/WYBnRNgl2b8

I have also updated the knowledge base article below to add the video for the iEXOS 100
https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/how-do-i-install-the-windows-10-version-of-explorestars-and-the-pmc-eight-ascom-driver
 
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!



Re: G-11 vs EXOS-2 #TECHNICAL #G11 #EXOS2

Jeremy Parker
 

Hi Jerry,

Well I do hope my results match yours, and I'll be interested to try this out. It looks like your sample interval on the TDM-captured data was 0.17 seconds, so presumably you'd be able see any unusual behavior on the order of ~2 seconds, which is about the rate of the motor noise. I'm not sure if the 'smoothing' impacts the calculated RMS numbers, but if you were to turn it off and focus just on the short-period energy, around 2 seconds, would you see any spikes? Would they be different between 900mA and 1300mA current settings?

I'll make a recording of the noise as well, in case it's useful. It's the same kind of noise I used to hear at 900mA, just noticeably louder....

Regards,
Jeremy

--
Jeremy Parker - North/West of Boston, MA
Scope:
StellarVue SV102T  & Optimus Eyepieces
Mount:  Explore Scientific PMC-Eight G11, Spring-loaded OPWB on DEC, O-Vision Worm on RA
Cameras: Nikon D5300 H-alpha mod
Guiding & Alignment: StellarVue F50 GuideScope & ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Cam, QHY Polemaster
Computer & Software: Surface Pro Windows 10, ExploreStars, ASCOM POTH, CdC, PHD2, SGP, Backyard Nikon
Accessories: Williams Optics clear Bahtinov Mask, 1000 Oaks Dew Heater Controller, Astrozap Dew Heaters, Celestron Lithium / Lithium-Pro Powertanks


New Video on How To Install and Configure the ASCOM Driver for the iEXOS 100 Mount #TECHNICAL #ExploreScientific #iEXOS-100

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

I have uploaded a new video to the Explore Scientific YouTube channel on how to install and configure the ASCOM driver for the iEXOS 100 mount.
https://youtu.be/WYBnRNgl2b8

I have also updated the knowledge base article below to add the video for the iEXOS 100
https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/how-do-i-install-the-windows-10-version-of-explorestars-and-the-pmc-eight-ascom-driver
 
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: G-11 vs EXOS-2 #TECHNICAL #G11 #EXOS2

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 


Hi Jeremy,

I found the opposite with our G11 in the MSRO, the motor became smoother with the increased motor current, here is a plot using PECPrep of the tracking error as measured by the Telescope Drive Master on our G11. As you can see, the error is only 0.38 arc-sec RMS. This was an improvement for our mount over the previous motor current (900 mA) which had a measured TE of 0.6-0.7 arc-sec RMS. I would be interested in seeing any guide logs you may have with the 900 mA and also any you take in the future with the 1300 mA current. This cycle you are talking about has been reported by an iEXOS 100 customer in Germany also, I am waiting on some more data from him also.


--
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at explorescientific.com

www.explorescientificusa.com
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762
1-866-252-3811

Author: Scientific Astrophotography: How Amateurs Can Generate and Use Professional Imaging Data
             Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers: Using High-Powered Telescopes From Home


Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Wilderness, VA
Mounts
: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating

Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!


Re: G-11 vs EXOS-2 #TECHNICAL #G11 #EXOS2

Jeremy Parker
 

Hi Jerry,

OK thanks for taking a look at this. I did the 1300mA update last night and figured I would just try it. There is a noticeable increase in torque. Previously, when I would push my spring-loaded DEC OPWB mesh in tighter by hand, it would cause the motor to lose steps and make an audible 'knocking' sound. With the 1300mA current now, it doesn't lose any steps as I push in. So in the colder temps, I could probably leave my mesh spring setting alone and not loosen it as I previously had to. And perhaps this increased torque will allow better control of DEC as the wind pushes my scope around, for example.

With RA, I couldn't test my guiding due to the clouds (and the weather is not looking good for the next week), but I did notice the sound of the RA motor is now louder when tracking. That ~2 second periodic, modulated sound seems more pronounced. On my O-Vision worm, the shaft of the worm actually sticks out the end of the block, so I can feel the rotation of the worm itself. I do notice the rotation of the worm corresponds to the sound, if that makes any sense. There's a 'stop-start' moment in every 2 second cycle of the sound, and so it seems I can feel this in the worm. I wonder if there's anything you can do to smooth that out, and if it would lead to better tracking? It's so quick that it might not be visible in guiding data or perhaps convoluted with star scintillation/seeing conditions.

The power consumption on my inline power meter showed an increase as expected, but not dramatically so. Maybe it was an extra watt or two when slewing. In any case, I'll certainly report back on what improvements I notice with the 1300mA setting, and if making a DEC-only 1300mA version of the firmware would be worthwhile.

Regards,
Jeremy

--
Jeremy Parker - North/West of Boston, MA
Scope:
StellarVue SV102T  & Optimus Eyepieces
Mount:  Explore Scientific PMC-Eight G11, Spring-loaded OPWB on DEC, O-Vision Worm on RA
Cameras: Nikon D5300 H-alpha mod
Guiding & Alignment: StellarVue F50 GuideScope & ZWO ASI290MM Mini Guide Cam, QHY Polemaster
Computer & Software: Surface Pro Windows 10, ExploreStars, ASCOM POTH, CdC, PHD2, SGP, Backyard Nikon
Accessories: Williams Optics clear Bahtinov Mask, 1000 Oaks Dew Heater Controller, Astrozap Dew Heaters, Celestron Lithium / Lithium-Pro Powertanks


Re: Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 postyourpicture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iEXOS-100

Jim Heckt
 

Just make sure to get the flattener.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Chris Tardif
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 4:38 AM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 postyourpicture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100

 

Very nice....I’ve been thinking about switching to a small scope from my camera lens and the Z61 is on the list.  You like it I presume?  Any feedback on it?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Jim Heckt <drstrangelv60@...>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 9:01:39 PM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 post yourpicture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100

 

I keep hoping to see other port shots here, alas....well here's another of mine. #iEXOS-100 mount

This mount is the little engine that can!

24 105 sec exposures unguided, 10 Flats, Darks and Bias Williams Z61 scope with flattener 

Canon T6i Full Spectrum Mod Filter L-Pro ISO 1600 shot under Seattle skies the Wizard Nebula

Stacked and processing APP and PS 2019 Cropped

 


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

Jim Johnston <jtjohnston25@...>
 

I have posted my success thus far taking pics with this mount here: https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/643240-now-available-our-new-explore-scientific-iexos-100-pmc-eight-399/ 
--

Explore Scientific ED127, SkyWatcher ED80, Astro-tech AT60ED

Samyang 135mm & 14mm Lens

ZWO ASI 224MC, ZWO ASI 1600MM-C, ZWO ASI183MM Pro, ZWO ASI 120mm Mini, ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

iOptron CEM60, iOptron Tri-Pier, Explore Scientific iEXOS 100 Mount, Skywatcher Star Adventurer Pro


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

Chris Tardif
 

Very nice....I’ve been thinking about switching to a small scope from my camera lens and the Z61 is on the list.  You like it I presume?  Any feedback on it?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Jim Heckt <drstrangelv60@...>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 9:01:39 PM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography done with the iEXOS-100 post yourpicture and details lets show what this mount can do. #iexos-100
 

I keep hoping to see other port shots here, alas....well here's another of mine. #iEXOS-100 mount

This mount is the little engine that can!

24 105 sec exposures unguided, 10 Flats, Darks and Bias Williams Z61 scope with flattener 

Canon T6i Full Spectrum Mod Filter L-Pro ISO 1600 shot under Seattle skies the Wizard Nebula

Stacked and processing APP and PS 2019 Cropped


Re: Exos2 Case

Vince White
 

I thought I would share what I ended up doing: I bought a Husky 35" Mobile Tool Box, which is shallow enough to fit under by truck tonneau cover and stands upright for storage, a 2x4 and a cheap yoga mat and built the following.  The EXOS-2GT tripod fits just about perfectly in the case.  I have several ApeCase Cubeze 39 padded bags for the PMC-8, cables, eyepieces, filters, accessories, etc and those normally live on a shelf, but fit in the leftover open space above the EXOS-2GT head.



Regards,
Vince White


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

Jim Heckt
 

I keep hoping to see other port shots here, alas....well here's another of mine. #iEXOS-100 mount

This mount is the little engine that can!

24 105 sec exposures unguided, 10 Flats, Darks and Bias Williams Z61 scope with flattener 

Canon T6i Full Spectrum Mod Filter L-Pro ISO 1600 shot under Seattle skies the Wizard Nebula

Stacked and processing APP and PS 2019 Cropped

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