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Re: Choice of tripods for those who would like to increase the payload on their iEXOS-100 #iEXOS-100

Nihal
 

Hi,

Just to add my two cents, I too use the i-EXOS 100 with the fine AZ adjuster on the EQ5 mount.

It has made a world of difference, works flawlessly 
and fits perfectly. Now it’s a joy to use the mount.

happy to add pictures, if needed.


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

Jeff Snell
 

Thanks Harry.  Wish I was in Vero though.  It was 25 degrees last night but beautiful clear skies and calm winds.  I’m shooting under Bortles 6ish skies in North Ogden Utah with an Optolong L-enhance light pollution dual band pass filter.  Makes quite a difference in the pics.

Have a good one!

Jeff


On Nov 22, 2020, at 4:18 PM, Harry via groups.io <flykai1@...> wrote:

Beautiful Jeff!!
--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL

Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight
Scopes: ES  ED80CF, ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC (Deforked)
Guide: ZWO 30mm Mini, ZWO ASI120MM-Mini
Software: ASIair Pro, iPad Pro, MacOS, Starry Sky Stacker, Affinity Photo, Lightroom,  SkySafari Plus
Cameras: Nikon D600, D5500
Misc: ES USB Power Bank, Rigel QuikFinder, 0.8x Focal Reducer
Filters:  Optolong L-Pro, L-eNhance






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

Harry
 

Beautiful Jeff!!
--
Harry
Vero Beach, FL

Mounts: ES iExos 100-PMC Eight
Scopes: ES  ED80CF, ES AR102,  Meade ETX 90 EC (Deforked)
Guide: ZWO 30mm Mini, ZWO ASI120MM-Mini
Software: ASIair Pro, iPad Pro, MacOS, Starry Sky Stacker, Affinity Photo, Lightroom,  SkySafari Plus
Cameras: Nikon D600, D5500
Misc: ES USB Power Bank, Rigel QuikFinder, 0.8x Focal Reducer
Filters:  Optolong L-Pro, L-eNhance






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

Jeff Snell
 

Last nights work.  Andromeda was ISO 1600 60x3 min lights, 20 dark, 20 flat, 20 bias. Orion same but 2 min light frames.

EXOS2GT PMC eight serial connected
ESED 80 APO, Canon T5i astromodified
PHD2, APT, CdC, Polemaster, ASCOM.

Critiques welcome.

Jeff



On Nov 21, 2020, at 10:42 PM, Jennifer Shelly via groups.io <drunkendogg@...> wrote:

Added more data to my M45.
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M45 ~ The Pleiades
11/16/2020 & 11/20/2020 @ AstroPorch, VA

QHY 168C @ -15C
Gain: 4
Offset: 50

58 Lights @ 240s
10 Darks @ 240s
50 Bias @ 0s
10 Flats @ 0.36s
10 Dark Flats @ 0.36s

Askar FRA 400
Baader Steel Drive II
Baader 2" UFC
Optolong 2" L-Pro Filter
QHY Mini Guide Scope
QHY 5LIIC
ES PMC-8 iExos-100

NINA Nightly
PHD2 Guiding
PixInsight 1.8.8-5 / PCL 2.1.20
--
Sincerely,

Jennifer Shelly
AstroPorch, VA

Mounts
: ES PMC-8 G-11, ES PMC-8 iEXOS-100
Scopes: ES ED127 FCD-100, Askar FRA 400, ES Levy Comet Hunter, ES N208CF, QHY Mini Guide Scope, Solomark F60 Guide Scope
Cameras: QHY600M, QHY128C, QHY168C
Misc: MoonLite CFL 2.5 / High Res Stepper / V2 Mini Controller, Baader SteelTrack NT / SteelDrive II, Baader UFC, Optolong 2" L-Pro / L-eNhance, QHY CFW3-L, Baader 2” LRGBSHO CCD
Imaging Software:  NINA, APT, SharpCap Pro
Processing Software: PixInsight, Lightroom, Premiere Elements
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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

Mirko Gude
 

Due to a lot of limitations (Houses, Trees, Lanterns) I was forced to choose M15 :-)
Maybe the post processing was a little bit to much ...
 
20 Lights, Bias, Flats, 10 Darks. 20 sec. IEXOS 100, 72/432mm-Apo,
ZWO ASI385 Color

-- 

Mounts: ES PMC-8 IEXOS 100, ES EXOS2-GT 
Scopes: Skywatcher 80/600, TS Photoline 72/432mm-Apo
Cameras:  Nikon Z6, D7000, ZWO ASI385 Color, QHY 5L-II-mono
Lens: Sigma 150-600mm, Sigma Art 135mm/1,8, Nikon Z 50mm/1,8, Tamron 70-200mm
Msc: LRTimelapse Pro Timer 2.5, Raspberry Pi4, Polemaster, GPS Dongle, QHY miniGuideScope
Software: PixInsight, Kstars, Starry Night, Redshift


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

Jennifer Shelly
 

Added more data to my M45.


M45 ~ The Pleiades
11/16/2020 & 11/20/2020 @ AstroPorch, VA

QHY 168C @ -15C
Gain: 4
Offset: 50

58 Lights @ 240s
10 Darks @ 240s
50 Bias @ 0s
10 Flats @ 0.36s
10 Dark Flats @ 0.36s

Askar FRA 400
Baader Steel Drive II
Baader 2" UFC
Optolong 2" L-Pro Filter
QHY Mini Guide Scope
QHY 5LIIC
ES PMC-8 iExos-100

NINA Nightly
PHD2 Guiding
PixInsight 1.8.8-5 / PCL 2.1.20
--
Sincerely,

Jennifer Shelly
AstroPorch, VA

Mounts
: ES PMC-8 G-11, ES PMC-8 iEXOS-100
Scopes: ES ED127 FCD-100, Askar FRA 400, ES Levy Comet Hunter, ES N208CF, QHY Mini Guide Scope, Solomark F60 Guide Scope
Cameras: QHY600M, QHY128C, QHY168C
Misc: MoonLite CFL 2.5 / High Res Stepper / V2 Mini Controller, Baader SteelTrack NT / SteelDrive II, Baader UFC, Optolong 2" L-Pro / L-eNhance, QHY CFW3-L, Baader 2” LRGBSHO CCD
Imaging Software:  NINA, APT, SharpCap Pro
Processing Software: PixInsight, Lightroom, Premiere Elements


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

Andreas Volz
 

Somehow I don't find how to post something in here so i just reply. :-)

So here is my approach on the Orion Nebula. Finally shot with my new Skywatcher Newtonian and an unmodified Canon 7D Mk II.
30x 120s and 40x 15s.

Clear skies!

Regards,
Andy

Scope:      
Skywatcher Explorer 150/750 PDS
Mounts
:     ES EXOS2-PMC-8
Cameras:  Canon 6D, Canon 7D Mk II
Misc:         ZWO ASI120Mini Guide Camera, ZWO 30mm mini guidescope
Software:  Pixinsight, Photoshop


Re: Can the Mount Saddle on the IEXOS-100 be Replaced #ExploreScientific

 

Hi Aaron,

Yes it can, I have the ADM Dual D-V saddle on mine. I have a CG4 tripod. You will have to install a coupling nut on the front knob in order for it to clear the dec. housing as the telescope tracks. It's a game changer...worth every dime of the $203.00 CDN I paid for it. Now I can properly balance the scope, it also give me some place to hang the PoleMaster.

Regards, 

Jeff 
--
Mounts:   iEXOS 100
Scopes:    Evostar 72-Ed - StarField 50mm Guide Scope
Cameras:  Nikon D7000 - Altair GP Cam2
Software:

Jeff    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


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

Derrell Oliver
 

One more photo of M45, reprocessed in Photo Shop.
--
Derrell Oliver

Astro-Tech AT80ED
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC 8 with ST4 Tripod & Azimuth Adapter
ZWO 30mm Guide Scope, ZWO 120mm Mini Guide Scope
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
Explore Scientific USB Power Bank.


Re: Malicious Download Detected Error

James Ball
 

I use Firefox and so far have not found any problems.  It could be a setting in Edge that is flagging it.
--
James Ball
Dawson Springs, Ky
Mounts: iEXOS-100
Scopes: Meade ETX90RA(deforked now) Sky Watcher 150MCT
Camera: ZWO ASI 120MC-S
Software: Explore Stars Android, ASCOM, Stellarium Scope, Stellarium, AS!3, SharpCap, RegiStax6.


Re: Connecting Pmc8 to Phd2

Wes Mcdonald
 

Madhavan 

Yes always use the poth hub.  Connect poth to the ascom driver.  All other applications connect to poth.

Welcome!

Wes

On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 3:34 PM <pisharam.astrophotograhy@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi,

          I am sorry if this is a newbie question but I was wondering if someone can help me as I am new to the PMC-8 system. I am trying to connect the Pmc8 to phd2 (Pulse GUiding). So should I use the POTH Hub  in mount options or the ES PMC8 Driver. Any help in this regard is appreciated. For some reason the mount doesnt seem to be calibrating properly. I am in India and using the ES G11 with the Pmc8.

Madhavan


--
Wes, Southport NC
EXos2-GT PMC-8, iExos 100
ES ED 127, 10" LX200GPS+wedge, Astro-Tech 8" Newt, ETX-90, 60mm no-name guide scope ~ 260mm FL
Polemaster, Orion ST-80 and SAG, ZWO 290MM, D5300 astro modified
Nina, Bootcamped Mac Mini control computer, RDP to iMAC
110 amp hour lead acid deep discharge battery for field power
Electrical Engineer, Retired


Re: Can the Mount Saddle on the IEXOS-100 be Replaced #ExploreScientific

Ming
 

I'd like to find out about that also.

The stock iEXOS-100 is fine with the original saddle as its load capacity is limited. However once the user upgrades the tripod to ST2/3 and gets more counterweight, the iEXOS-100 can support upto 10kg load. In this case I feel the original saddle might be inadequate.

--
Scopes: APM-LZOS 115/805, Skywatcher 200P Dob & APM 107/700 (grab'n'go)
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro w/ Rowan belt mod + ADM saddle & ES iEXOS-100 PMC8 w/ Fine AZ adjuster + ST2 tripod

Eyepieces: ES68 34mm, 24mm; Pentax XW 14mm; ES82 14mm, 8.8mm; Baader Morpheus 6.5mm, 2.25x Q-Barlow; TV Delos 4.5mm, 2.5x Powermate
Imaging: Canon EOS 600Da, Canon 135mm f/2L + 1.4x extender, TS 2" 0.79x FR/FF, IDAS NB1 triband filter, Altair Starwave 50mm + ZWO ASI120MM Mini (guiding)

Software: BYE, PHD2, ASTAP, Cartes du Ciel, DSS, PIPP, AutoStakkert2, PS CC

Binoculars: Vixen Ascot ZR 8x42WP


Explore Alliance deals

Kent Marts- Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

Thought I'd drop a message here regarding the Explore Alliance. As a PMC-Eight Users Forum member everyone here is automatically an Explore Alliance Legacy member. Paid Explore Alliance members ($30 level or $100 level) are given special deals on Explore Scientific products.

You'll be seeing an email soon -- if not already -- announcing a two-week sale. Our red-light flashlight for $10 -- that's 50% off, and the lithium-ion power bank designed specifically for the PMC-Eight system, for $90. Regular price is $129.99, and the sale price has been $99.99. These deals end Dec. 3, 2020.

Additionally, the sale price on the new hybrid finder scope base ($29.99, $10 off), the 5-in-1 Weather Sensor Professional Weather station ($129.99, $40 off) and the atomic clock ($15.99, regularly $24.99) technically ends today, but if you order this weekend I'll give you the deal. 

To get in on these deals, email explorealliance at explorescientific.com.

If you're not a paid Explore Alliance member, you can join at https://explorescientificusa.com/products/explore-alliance-membership

The cool thing is, after you join, we send a gift card back in the amount you paid. There are other benefits to membership that are outline on the website.

--
Kent Marts
Customer Service Manager
Explore Scientific

Gear: Anything in the store!


Connecting Pmc8 to Phd2

pisharam.astrophotograhy@...
 
Edited

Hi,

          I am sorry if this is a newbie question but I was wondering if someone can help me as I am new to the PMC-8 system. I am trying to connect the Pmc8 to phd2 (Pulse GUiding). So should I use the POTH Hub  in mount options or the ES PMC8 Driver. Any help in this regard is appreciated. For some reason the mount doesnt seem to be calibrating properly. I am in India and using the ES G11 with the Pmc8.

Madhavan


Re: Malicious Download Detected Error

Paul
 

Hi Matt and Steve,

Thanks for looking into this.  When I used Internet Explorer, the downloads worked fine on both PCs.

Paul

 
--
AT72EDii  OTA (on backorder)
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300


Re: Malicious Download Detected Error

Steve Lang
 

Hey.

I've checked this main URL with VirusTotal, it compares it with a number of commercial antivirus engines etc (~80 or so), and it checks out OK. The actual download site (http://02d3287.netsolhost.com/pmc-eight/) has one hit against it (from Dr.Web). This is most likely because of some other content that has been hosted on netsolhost.com at some stage. I can't find any details as to why Dr.Web is thinking this...


Do you use Dr.Web for antivirus?


Some time ago, I had one of my home network security thingies complain about the main explorescientific site, but that was either a false positive, or rectified quickly.


Cheers -


On 20/11/20 5:01 am, Paul via groups.io wrote:
Hello,

On two different Windows 10 PCs, running both EDGE and Chrome,  when I try to download anything from the https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/software-and-downloads-for-pmc-eight-system, like the latest firmware, or the utility or config manager, I get an "Malicious Download Detected" error and the download aborts.  Anyone else seeing this?

Thanks,

Paul
--
AT72EDii  OTA
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300
This email has been filtered by SMX. For more information visit smxemail.com

--
Mounts: ES PMC-8 G11, Orion Atlas
Scopes: ES FCD100-80, GSO RC8, Orion XT10i
Cameras: QHY 8L, QHY163m, QHY5L-II, Polemaster
Misc: QHY FW, OAG
Software: NINA, PixInsight


Re: Malicious Download Detected Error

Matt
 

Hi Paul, I have not encountered this trouble, however, it's possible you may be using the Safe Browsing feature (Chrome), SmartScreen (Edge) on the browser, or, possibly some anti-virus software shared by the PC's that may need adjustment. 

- Matt

On Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 11:01 AM Paul via groups.io <paulw617=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

On two different Windows 10 PCs, running both EDGE and Chrome,  when I try to download anything from the https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/software-and-downloads-for-pmc-eight-system, like the latest firmware, or the utility or config manager, I get an "Malicious Download Detected" error and the download aborts.  Anyone else seeing this?

Thanks,

Paul
--
AT72EDii  OTA
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300


Malicious Download Detected Error

Paul
 

Hello,

On two different Windows 10 PCs, running both EDGE and Chrome,  when I try to download anything from the https://explorescientificusa.com/pages/software-and-downloads-for-pmc-eight-system, like the latest firmware, or the utility or config manager, I get an "Malicious Download Detected" error and the download aborts.  Anyone else seeing this?

Thanks,

Paul
--
AT72EDii  OTA
iEXOS-100 mount
ZWO 30F4 mini guide scope
ZWO 120mm mini mono guide camera
Nikon D5300


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

Derrell Oliver
 

Hey Guys,
This is my first attempt at M45 taken with my
iEXOS-100 PMC 8 and Astro-Tech AT80ED and 0.80 focal reducer/field flattener.
This was a quick processing job in PS, need to spend some more time and try to reduce the star size.
29 x 180sec exposures @ ISO400

--
Derrell Oliver

Astro-Tech AT80ED
Explore Scientific iEXOS-100 PMC 8 with ST4 Tripod & Azimuth Adapter
ZWO 30mm Guide Scope, ZWO 120mm Mini Guide Scope
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
Explore Scientific USB Power Bank.


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

James
 

The Wizard Nebula taken last night. 2hr 50min of 5min exposures. Taken using iEXOS-100, Sky-Watcher Evostar ED APO 72mm, and Canon RP.



Enjoy and clear skies!


--
Mounts: Explore Scientific EXOS II GT, iEXOS-100, Celestron AVX
Scope: Explore Scientific AR102, AR152, FirstLight 152mm Mak-Cassegrain, William Optics SpaceCat 51, Sky-Watcher Evostar ED APO 72mm
Guide Scope: Astromania 50mm Guidescope (190mm focal length), SVBONY SV165 Mini Guide Scope 30mm (120mm focal length)
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120MM Mini Monochrome
Camera: Canon RP (IR modification)
Laptop: Dell XPS 13
Software: Windows 10 Home (20H2), PHD2, ASCOM, and APT

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