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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

Derrell Oliver
 

Another shot, Cropped in a bit.
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Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
Meade Infinity ST80 with Lunt Solar dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 90 with GSO dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 130 with ScopeStuff 1.25 crayford focuser.
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
ZWO ASI120mm-mini & ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
EQ2 Mount with Orion EQ-2M RA Drive.
AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount.


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,
Here is a shot of M101 taken over 3 nights finished up last night.. 
3hr 36min total exposure time, 180sec subs @ iso800, 15 darks, 15 bias, 15 flats each night.
Using my iEXOS-100, AT80ED and Canon XSi 450D.
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Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
Meade Infinity ST80 with Lunt Solar dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 90 with GSO dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 130 with ScopeStuff 1.25 crayford focuser.
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
ZWO ASI120mm-mini & ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
EQ2 Mount with Orion EQ-2M RA Drive.
AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount.


Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: New BETA Test Subgroup Available #ASCOM #ExploreScientific #FIRMWARE

Parag Modi
 

Jerry,

Just wondering how the beta testing is progressing.  Any forecast on when this maybe available to general public?

Thank you,
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Parag Modi

Mounts: ES iEXOS-100
Scopes: APS-C Sigma 18-300 mm
Cameras:  Nikon D7200 (Unmodified)
Misc: Bahtinov Mask, K&F Concept Clear night filter
Software: ExploreStars, Stellarium


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

Jaimie Murdock
 

It's galaxy season, so here are two pictures shot from my backyard in the middle of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (Bortle 7-8). Details on imaging setup in my signature.

Really thrilled with the mount so far and have been learning a ton. In addition to the open hardware and documentation, the encouragement and engagement on this forum was a deciding factor in my purchase. 

I'm new to astronomy and astrophotography, having picked up the hobbies in May and at Christmas respectively.

First, a crop of the Leo Triplet from March 5. 60x2-min lights, 20 darks, no flats.
Leo-Triplet.jpg

Here's a wide-field in Virgo, framing M58, M59, M60, M89, and M90, along with several other galaxies. I'm a huge fan of the interacting galaxies in the upper right - NGC4567 & NGC4568. 90x2-min lights, 20 darks, 25 flats.
Virgo-M58-59-60-89-90.jpg

Now that the nights are warming up and I've learned the ropes, it's time to get this setup in the car and enjoy the Bortle 2-3 dark skies from our public lands. Can't wait!

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Mount: ES PMC-8 iEXOS-100
Scope: William Optics ZenithStar 61II w/ UniGuide 32mm
Cameras: Canon EOS 1100D (Rebel T3), QHY-5-III-462C
Software: KStars on Astroberry, DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop


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

Walter Vinci
 

This is a much more difficult  project than I thought...

120 x 60 subs stacked and post processed  with SiriL. These galaxies are faint and light pollution bites...




On Apr 5, 2021, at 1:18 PM, Dino Monaco via groups.io <Dinomonaco@...> wrote:

Stade. These are very beautiful shots. Great job. 


On Apr 5, 2021, at 3:12 PM, Stade <manager@...> wrote:



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After months of it being to cold for me (here in Texas-LOL), back at astro using my little mount that can and loving it!
M81/82
M33
IEXOS 100
Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600, ZWO mini guide cam/scope
NINA, ASTAP, PHD2, Cartes Du Ciel, Sharp Cap
Adobe LR & PS (still learning)
Approx 3hrs of 180sec, darks, flats, bias

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Dino Monaco

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Walter Vinci

ES EXOS2-GT PMC-Eight
ES ED80
Starfield 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
ZWO ASI290mm-mini & Orion 50mm Guide Scope
Canon EOS Rebel SL1
SharpCap, APT, PHD2, SiriL, Stellarium


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

Dino Monaco
 

Stade. These are very beautiful shots. Great job. 


On Apr 5, 2021, at 3:12 PM, Stade <manager@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

<m81 82.jpg>
<m33.jpg>


After months of it being to cold for me (here in Texas-LOL), back at astro using my little mount that can and loving it!
M81/82
M33
IEXOS 100
Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600, ZWO mini guide cam/scope
NINA, ASTAP, PHD2, Cartes Du Ciel, Sharp Cap
Adobe LR & PS (still learning)
Approx 3hrs of 180sec, darks, flats, bias

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Dino Monaco


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

Stade
 
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After months of it being to cold for me (here in Texas-LOL), back at astro using my little mount that can and loving it!
M81/82
M33
IEXOS 100
Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600, ZWO mini guide cam/scope
NINA, ASTAP, PHD2, Cartes Du Ciel, Sharp Cap
Adobe LR & PS (still learning)
Approx 3hrs of 180sec, darks, flats, bias


Re: Region Antares

Dino Monaco
 

Bellissimo!


On Apr 5, 2021, at 1:31 PM, Frank Rich <Frich1230@...> wrote:


Very Nice

Frank R

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Dino Monaco


Re: Region Antares

Frank Rich
 

Very Nice

Frank R


Region Antares

ettore.ribaudo@...
 

Median of 14 exposures of 5 minutes with 70ED F 4.8 on Iexos 100 mount, D5300 Iso 400 camera. 

Location: Mount Matajur (Italy)


Re: iExos 100 disconecting from wifi #iEXOS-100

Luiz Sanches
 

Hello.
After months , the sky open and I can use the mount again.
Now I am using "generic hub" and is working well without any disconnect in all night!
So, if you is having any problems with POTH or Device hub, try this.


Re: Saddle to mount alignment EXOS 2 #EXOS2 #alignment

alandebrut
 

Hi,

As always thanks for the response and help, I'll check out the paper Wes and the tripod again.

Its not really affecting its performance, thats normally down to me, just seemed odd.

Thanks, have a great Easter all :)
Alan
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Warrington
UK

Explore Scientific:  Telescope AR102, F6.5   Exos 2, PMC8 
ZWO Electronic Auto-focuser   ZWO ASI Air Pro  
ZWO ASI533 main camera   ZWO ASI120mm guide
QHY PoleMaster     Altair 290C

Celestron SE8 plus mount    Starsense
Sharpcap Pro,    CDC   Stellarium   APT   Firecapture
Canon 80D


Re: Saddle to mount alignment EXOS 2 #EXOS2 #alignment

Wes Mcdonald
 

Alan:

Paper on setting polar home in Mounts subgroup, files section.


wes


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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: Saddle to mount alignment EXOS 2 #EXOS2 #alignment

James Ball
 

Somewhere in the forums there is a write up on how to set the mount to accurate polar home.  The arrows are not always accurate and there is no encoder to tell the mount when it is homed, it simply takes the position it is in when power on as home.  Once you find the exact accurate polar home you can use tape and a marker to make more accurate arrows on the mount, but if the level of the tripod changes so does the exact home position. 
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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: Saddle to mount alignment EXOS 2 #EXOS2 #alignment

Jennifer Shelly
 

Alan:

I think the answer lies with the tripod.  Is the tripod level in all axis (x, y, z)?  Are the tripod legs fully extended? Is the tripod spreader firmly pressed against all of the tripod legs? Rotating the tripod in the direction of the severe Az adjustment will help.
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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: Reload old Explorestars if Updated Explorestars has issues with Android 10/9 #Android #ExploreStars

Wes Mcdonald
 

The new Explorestars is being examined.  There was an entirely new set of libraries.

I believe the new Explorestars should run in 8.1. I believe I had it on that before I upgraded  to 9 to see what would happen. On my machine it ran fine on 9. But I think there was a report herein that it didn’t on that person’s machine.  

Too hard to figure out.  Try it and see. Developer is working the issue.

Wes



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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: Reload old Explorestars if Updated Explorestars has issues with Android 10/9 #Android #ExploreStars

Pete@torrington
 

This old version works on my Samsung tablet running Android 8.1.0 (Oreo).
It would be interesting to know which OS versions need this fix.
Since 8.1.0 is now the oldest supported version, it may be all,
in which case the new version of the app needs fixing.
That raises the question: what platform was used to develop and test the new version.

Oh, what a tangled web...


Saddle to mount alignment EXOS 2 #EXOS2 #alignment

alandebrut
 

Hi,

Just out of curiosity, I have noticed recently that my mount when in the home position seems out, both RA & DEC arrows are aligned but my scope is pointing off to the right by a couple of degrees.
Also, the weight bar is not centred along the front leg.

This means that when I PA and have Polaris centred with my Polemaster its not centred in the scope

I took the scope out of the saddle and placed a long piece of wood in the saddle and locked it in place and sure enough when in the home position the piece of wood is pointing off to the right.

Is this normal? if not what might be the solution?

I can recenter using the Alt/Az screws but this means that one screw is almost all the way in and the other is hanging on by a thread

I conclude this cannot be right.

Any help would be most welcome.
Thank you

Alan
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Warrington
UK

Explore Scientific:  Telescope AR102, F6.5   Exos 2, PMC8 
ZWO Electronic Auto-focuser   ZWO ASI Air Pro  
ZWO ASI533 main camera   ZWO ASI120mm guide
QHY PoleMaster     Altair 290C

Celestron SE8 plus mount    Starsense
Sharpcap Pro,    CDC   Stellarium   APT   Firecapture
Canon 80D


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

duker@...
 

M81-M82 with 5 1/2 hours total integration time.

Cropped.
Guided using PHD2
Polar Align, Plate Solve and Image acquisition done with Sharpcap
3x Drizzle during stacking with DeepSky Stacker
ZWO 183MC Pro Camera
Post processed in Gimp

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Rob
Seaforth, Ontario
EXOSII-PMC8 Mount
Starwave 80ED F7
.8 Starfield Reducer/Flattener
Starfield 50mm/ZWO ASI Guide Scope
Altair 224c/ZWO 183MC


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,
Here is my first attempt at M106, 18x3min exposures for 54min at iso 800 with my iEXOS-100, AT80ED & Canon 450D, I’m going to get another couple hours on this and see how it turns out... Man I need a larger scope for Galaxy season !!
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Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.8 Field Flattener/Reducer.
Meade Infinity ST80 with Lunt Solar dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 90 with GSO dual speed crayford focuser.
Meade Polaris 130 with ScopeStuff 1.25 crayford focuser.
ZWO ASI120mc-s, Canon XSi 450d.
ZWO ASI120mm-mini & ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope
EQ2 Mount with Orion EQ-2M RA Drive.
AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount.

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