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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

Tyler Bowman - Explore Scientific Customer Service
 

please submit this to the astrophotography contest. 


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
 

Orion Nebula



M42 ~ Orion Nebula
11/20/2020 @ AstroPorch, VA

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

50 Lights @ 30s
10 Darks @ 30s
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 1.8.8-6
--
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

Jennifer Shelly
 

Horsehead & Flame Nebulas



IC 434 / NGC 2024 ~ Horsehead / Flame Nebulas
11/20/2020 @ AstroPorch, VA

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

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

Askar FRA 400 f/5.6 APO
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 1.8.8-6
--
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
 

Hi Manuel,

thank you. Glad you like it. :-)

The image was captured with no filters, just the Canon 7D Mk2. To be honest I was a little bit surprised how the colors came out, but i liked it. Not sure how that color shift happend.

With my 6D it is similar to your image which is more what the colors really look like ;-)

Greetings Andy


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
 

So many beautiful images.   Nice going guys.  Super.

Wes 

--
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: 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

borderbridge
 

Hi Andy,

I am also Trying to Capture the Orion Nebula right now. I am Really impressed by your Image!
Do you use Any filters? mine looks way more redish...

I try to Attach my picture here.
Any advise is Welcome

Greetings Manuel

Scope:       Newton 203/800
Mounts
:     ES EXOS2-PMC-8
Cameras:  Canon 6D,
Misc:         No guiding so far...
Software:  Astropixelprocessor

Am 21.11.2020 um 18:13 schrieb Andreas Volz via groups.io:

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: 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.
<M45_58_FINAL_FB_JPG.jpg>


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
<M45_58_FINAL_FB_JPG.jpg>


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

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