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Exos2 PMC8 5 Min Subs At F9

Darryl Ellis
 

Attached, see the results I'm getting as we speak with my Exos2 PMC8 carrying an Astrotech RC6 with an Orion ST80  guidescope.

Though there is always room for improvement, I'm a happy camper.

Darryl
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DHEllis59, Dover, DE
Explorer Scientific 80mm EDT
Astro Tech RC 6 w Pegasus Focus Cube,
Orion Starshoot II Pro Imager,
QHY 5 II Guide Camera and 30mm Guidescope,
Explorer Scientific EXOS GT 2 With PMC Eight Controller,
Orion XT8 with Nexus II DSC via Sky Safari Pro,
Celestron Luminous 31mm, Meade MWA 10mm, and 5mm EPs
Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars,
20/20 or better vision in both eyes due to recent cataract surgery!!!
"The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens" - Proverbs 3:19


Re: ST2 and ST3 Tripods Now Available for iEXOS 100 users #iEXOS-100 #ExploreScientific

jrichard333 <jrichard333@hotmail.com>
 

Howdy,

 

I understand the company has to make a profit, but it is better to sell the iEXOS-100 and buy a IEXOS-2GT/ PMC8. 

 

Option 1

iEXOS-100

$359.99

Azimuth adapter

$99.00

ST2 Tripod

$149.00

Total Investment

$607.99

Option 2

iEXOS-100

$359.99

Azimuth adapter

$99.00

ST3 Tripod

$249.00

Total Investment

$707.99

Option 3

iEXOS-2GT/PMC8/ Polar scope

$799.00

Azimuth adapter

N/A

ST3 Tripod

N/A

Total Investment

$799.00

 

JR

 

From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io [mailto:MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 10:07 PM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: [ESPMC-Eight] ST2 and ST3 Tripods Now Available for iEXOS 100 users #ExploreScientific #iexos-100

 

NOW AVAILABLE!!  ST2 and ST3 Tripods and the Precision Azimuth Adjuster for the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Mount !!
Additional counter-weights are also available for the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight mount as needed.

You can find this equipment on our website at the following links:

iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Precision Azimuth Adjuster
https://explorescientificusa.com/collections/pmc-eight/products/iexos100-azimuth-adjuster-adapter

iEXOS 100 1 kg (2.2 lb.) Counterweight
https://explorescientificusa.com/collections/mount-accessories/products/iexos-100-2-2-pound-counterweight-1kg-2-2lb-es-cw22-00

Medium Duty ST2 Tripod - White
https://www.explorescientific.com/products/st2-white-mount

Heavy Duty ST3 Tripod - Black
https://explorescientificusa.com/collections/twilight-ii/products/st3-black-mount

Heavy Duty ST3 Tripod - White
https://explorescientificusa.com/products/st3-white-mount

I expect that the weight limit for astrophotography will now be bumped up when using the larger tripod and azimuth adjuster. You should be able to load about 15 lbs. of equipment on the iEXOS 100 (when using the extra counterweight) for astrophotography. Some of you are  already at that limit with the current tripod shipped with the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight mount.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

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!


ST2 and ST3 Tripods Now Available for iEXOS 100 users #iEXOS-100 #ExploreScientific

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

NOW AVAILABLE!!  ST2 and ST3 Tripods and the Precision Azimuth Adjuster for the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Mount !!
Additional counter-weights are also available for the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight mount as needed.

You can find this equipment on our website at the following links:

iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Precision Azimuth Adjuster
https://explorescientificusa.com/collections/pmc-eight/products/iexos100-azimuth-adjuster-adapter

iEXOS 100 1 kg (2.2 lb.) Counterweight
https://explorescientificusa.com/collections/mount-accessories/products/iexos-100-2-2-pound-counterweight-1kg-2-2lb-es-cw22-00

Medium Duty ST2 Tripod - White
https://www.explorescientific.com/products/st2-white-mount

Heavy Duty ST3 Tripod - Black
https://explorescientificusa.com/collections/twilight-ii/products/st3-black-mount

Heavy Duty ST3 Tripod - White
https://explorescientificusa.com/products/st3-white-mount

I expect that the weight limit for astrophotography will now be bumped up when using the larger tripod and azimuth adjuster. You should be able to load about 15 lbs. of equipment on the iEXOS 100 (when using the extra counterweight) for astrophotography. Some of you are  already at that limit with the current tripod shipped with the iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight mount.

Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

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: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

Wes,
 The exposure time wasn’t really the problem. I usually just set it up and go to bed… The problem was processing 2000+ images. I spent more time waiting for stuff to process that I actually did imaging. That many images is just extremely taxing on the computer. 


Ji


Re: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

 Thank you very much Lloyd 


Re: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

Lloyd Simons <simonsl23@...>
 

That is the one of the best photos of the Leo triplet I have seen. Bravo!
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Lloyd Simons
Mattawan, MI
Telescopes:
 Astrotech AT72ED II, Orion 8" Dobsonian, Tectron 15" Dobsonian
Camera: Canon T3i
Mount: iExos-100 PMC-8
Mount Control: Explorestars on a Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70F Android 6.0


Re: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

Here’s is two more:
the Leo Triplet shot in RGB with my ES ED127 FCD 100.  Total exposure time is 7.8 hrs.  This to date my favorite galaxy photo.
The second is the North America Nebula shot in Ha, OIII and SII.  Total exposure time is about 19 hours.


Re: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

Wes Mcdonald
 

Ji

😮. No, I guess you won't.  That's a lot of time.  I will take a gander at your site.  Thanks

Wes


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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: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

Wes,
Check out my Astrobin page.  There is a lot of detail on exposure times, gain settings, sky darkness etc.

Ji


Re: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

Wes,
The Swan image was 2033 30sec subs for 16.9 hrs total...I will never do that again!  

All of the others were 300sec subs for narrowband and 120sec subs for LRGB.

M33- 10.2 hours of exposure time
Elephant Trunk- 8.9 hrs
Veil- 7.7 hrs
Crescent- 10.5 hrs
Lagoon- 6.1 hrs


Re: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

Wes Mcdonald
 

Ji

Wow, three more beauties.  Man.  You shoot mono with filters?  How many subs per?  Sub duration?

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: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

Here are a few more images. These were all done with the G11 as well. The Swan was done with my ES ED 127FCD. The Veil and Elephant Trunk were done with the Televue NP101is. All of these used ZWO filters.


Re: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 

Thank you Wes.


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

Wes Mcdonald
 

Nice.   

--
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: Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

Wes Mcdonald
 

Ji

Beautiful.  So good.

Wes

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 12:15 AM JI THERIOT via Groups.Io <ji.theriot=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Added info]

Here’s a couple of images that I’ve taken over the last month or so using my ES G11. Guiding usually averages around .6” while average FWHM for the images is typically around 1.3”, which is pretty small IMO.  

The camera was a ZWO AsI1600MM Pro with Astronomik filters looking through a Televue NP101IS.  Full images can be found on my Astrobin page:  https://www.astrobin.com/users/riot1013/


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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: 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

asanmax@...
 

Scope: Celestron C5 white tube, 125mm/1310mm.

Camera: Canon 450d

Guider: 37mm/130mm with AR0130 sensor.

66x120sec frames

Stacked in DSS, post processing in PhotoShop

Cropped about 60% of the full frame.

City sky, Bortle 7.


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

Amanda McAlpin
 

Thanks very much for the kind words!

My Andromeda image consists of  33 x 240 seconds

Here's an image I took while the sequence was going. The big bump you see is the dither, then it calms down below 1 second.
NINA Image with PHD2 Graph

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IG: @grumpygumption
Mount
: iExos-100 PMC-Eight
Scopes: Celestron Astromaster 130; William Optics Zenithstar 73
Cameras:  (stock) Canon 60d; ZWO ASI290MC
Computer and software: Windows 10 (using Parallels on a 3/1Ghz dual core i5 Macbook Pro); NINA, PHD2, ASTAP, PIPP, Autostakkert, RegiStax, DSS, Photoshop CC
First telescope: Astromaster 130 for Christmas 2018. :)


Recent photos with ES G11 #astrophotography #G11

JI THERIOT <ji.theriot@...>
 
Edited

Here’s a couple of images that I’ve taken over the last month or so using my ES G11. Guiding usually averages around .6” while average FWHM for the images is typically around 1.3”, which is pretty small IMO.  

The camera was a ZWO AsI1600MM Pro with Astronomik filters looking through a Televue NP101IS.  Full images can be found on my Astrobin page:  https://www.astrobin.com/users/riot1013/


Re: Messier 33 with the G-11 PMC8 & ED127CF FCD100 #G11 #astrophotography

Steve Siedentop
 

Thank you for the kind words, everyone!  I appreciate that this is a community where we’re supportive of each other’s efforts.

I’ve been a bit checked out dealing with some family issues over the past several months.  Things are settling down now and I’ll be more involved on both the steering committee and the group in general.

The firmware update seems to be the ticket.  Guiding was very uneventful that night.

-Steve
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Mounts: ES PMC-8 G11 with Ruland Couplers and One Piece Worm Blocks, Skywatcher NEQ-6, Celestron AVX
Scopes: ES ED127CF FCD100, Celestron C6, Stellarvue SV80ED, Coronado Solarmax 40
Cameras:  CentralDS CDS-600, Canon T3i, Orion Starshoot SSAG
Msc: Moonlite Focusers, Astrozap Dew Straps, Pegasus Ultimate PowerBox
Software: PixInsight, Cartes du Ciel, BackyardEOS, Stellarmate/INDI/K-Stars/EKOS, Astro IIDC, SkySafari


Re: Ten minute subs with an EXOS2 PMC8! #EXOS2 #astrophotography

 

Jim,
 
Well done!  What (if any) filters?  
 
I was out a few nights ago, clear skies, bad transparency, lots of moon.  Tough.  I was trying for the heart nebula, and all I got through the murk was enough to see how it would frame - if only conditions were decent. You came away with a lot more than I did. :-)
 
- Bob
 
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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

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