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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
 

Thanks Ian !!
I will try out your tips on this image, and will re-post once done !!
Thanks for the help !!
--
Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.80 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
 
Edited

Thanks Wes !!
I was using my AT80ED with 560 FL and a 0.80 field flattener/focal reducer, so 
it should work out to 448 FL.
I had to over expose Jupiter a little to get the Galilean Moons & Saturn's rings to show up.
--
Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.80 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: Water resistance?

Steve Siedentop
 

Make sure it’s dry inside and out before you power it up and you should be fine.  If you have an area where you can set up a dehumidifier, that would be ideal.  The electronics are more of a concern than the mechanicals, but the electronics are quite robust.

-Steve

On Sat, Dec 26, 2020 at 8:06 AM Turn Backyard Red <turnbackyardred@...> wrote:
I was wondering if anyone off hand could tell me how water resistant a few things are? I'm asking in here because of the mount, it's the most expensive part on the list. 

Automatic Sprinklers were turned on without my knowledge. 

Nikon D7000
ASIair pro
EXOS2-GT w/PMC-8 
Celestron C6-A-XLT 
Asi120mm mini
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Mount: ES PMC-8 EXOS2
Telescope: Celestron C6-A XLT
Main Camera: Canon SL2(200D) unmodified


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Mounts: ES PMC-8 G11 with Ruland Couplers and One Piece Worm Blocks, Skywatcher NEQ-6
Scopes: ES ED127CF FCD100, Orion 6” Mak, Stellarvue SV80EDT, Coronado Solarmax 40
Cameras:  CentralDS CDS-600, CentralDS Astro 60D, Orion Starshoot SSAG
Msc: Moonlite Focusers, Astrozap Dew Straps, Pegasus Ultimate PowerBox
Software: PixInsight, Cartes du Ciel, BackyardEOS, SkySafari


Water resistance?

Turn Backyard Red
 

I was wondering if anyone off hand could tell me how water resistant a few things are? I'm asking in here because of the mount, it's the most expensive part on the list. 

Automatic Sprinklers were turned on without my knowledge. 

Nikon D7000
ASIair pro
EXOS2-GT w/PMC-8 
Celestron C6-A-XLT 
Asi120mm mini
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Mount: ES PMC-8 EXOS2
Telescope: Celestron C6-A XLT
Main Camera: Canon SL2(200D) unmodified


Re: PMC-Eight Customer and Dealer Training #pmc-eight

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

Hi Wes, Timothy,

Nope, not a community project, this is an ES project for our customers, dealers, and customer support group. This won't take years, the level of material is not that deep. It is meant as a comprehensive, concise GOTO Navigation Training program. I didn't want to divulge all the details as it is a work in progress, but Scott insisted. I expect to be able to roll it out next year sometime, probably by the end of the summer, The training manual will only be 100 - 125 pages probably. For more detail, I will refer to my two books.

--
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: PMC-Eight Customer and Dealer Training #pmc-eight

Wes Mcdonald
 

Big job. No time.  Community contribution gonna be needed

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


PMC-Eight Customer and Dealer Training #pmc-eight

Timothy Myers
 

I downloaded Jerry's draft version of the Explore Scientific "PMC-Eight GOTO Mount Control System Customer and Dealer Training System"

I was one of those that asked Jerry to do this. My work schedule has been insane of late and I cannot make the daily streams as often as I used to. In lieu of the online streams I have been reading through the training manual, and making notes as I go. I may be way ahead of the curve on some of these things but have read about Power Point Presentations, and Computer Based Testing (CBT).

I am not worried about a Certificate, however, I do wish to continue my education about this lifestyle we all love so much, and just wondered where all of this stood with regard to implementation?

The whole thing looks like a monumental task Jerry has taken on, and may take years to fully implement. Just curious where it stands for now.
--
Tim Myers

Telescopes:           Celestron 4SE, Celestron 8SE, SkyWatcher 100ED Pro
Mounts:                 4-5 SE, 6-8SE, EXOS-2GT with PMC-Eight
Cameras:               ASI1600MC Imaging Camera, Cooled, ASI120 Guide Camera
Focuser:               ZWO EAF
Scope Mini PC:    Topton Pentium
Laptop:                 Lenovo
Software:             CDC, SharpCap Pro, NINA, PHD2


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

Ian Morison
 

Dear Derril,
                        this image shows the outer parts of the nebula far better that any I have taken (very well done) but, as you rightly say, the central part of the nebula is over exposed so that the trapezium stars cannot be seen.  I know of two ways to  'tame' it.  The first is to take far shorter exposures - I was using 12 seconds with a very similar setup -  but there will then be a vast number of frames to align and stack to bring up the outer parts of the nebula.  Probably better is to take a relatively small number of frames to nicely expose the central region and then blend the two together.  A crude method of doing this would be to clone from the short exposure image into your long exposure image.  A better method might be to use an HDR process that is available in many of the image processing packages.
All the very best with your imaging.  Appended is the Trapezium area taken with 12 second exposures.
Cheers,

Ian



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
 

Ohhhhh.  Nice.   What focal length?  Nice
--
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

Derrell Oliver
 

Hey Guys,
Here is my shot of the Jupiter Saturn conjunction, 1 minute video, 1541 frames, with ZWO ASI120mc-s camera
--
Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.80 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

ooslab
 


From: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io> on behalf of Derrell Oliver <mtbkr123@...>
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2020 5:05:38 PM
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io <MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #G11 #astrophotography
 
Hey Guys,
Here is my attempt at M42 & M43 with the running man nebula, using my
AT80ED, iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight & Canon XSi 450D.
26 x 120 sec @ iso800 with Astromania Moon & Skyglow filter.
15 x 180 sec @ iso800 with Svbony UHC filter.
Total of 97 minutes of exposure time, now I need to work on taming the core.
Not as good as Vince’s but I’m making progress !
Cheers !
--
Derrell Oliver

ES iEXOS-100 PMC-Eight with ES Heavy Duty ST3 tripod & Azimuth Adjuster
ES USB Power Bank
Astro-Tech AT80ED.
Astro-Tech 0.80 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

Wes Mcdonald
 

Yes Tim that fixed that
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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: 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

Timothy Myers
 

I had posted the Horsehead a while back but couldn't figure out why it was green. Finally figured out there was an issue with the way NINA and APP were printing and reading the Bayer Matrix. Here is is with the Bayer Matrix corrected.


--
Tim Myers

Telescopes:           Celestron 4SE, Celestron 8SE, SkyWatcher 100ED Pro
Mounts:                 4-5 SE, 6-8SE, EXOS-2GT with PMC-Eight
Cameras:               ASI1600MC Imaging Camera, Cooled, ASI120 Guide Camera
Focuser:               ZWO EAF
Scope Mini PC:    Topton Pentium
Laptop:                 Lenovo
Software:             CDC, SharpCap Pro, NINA, PHD2


locked Re: Recommended autoguider (or help with shooting > 60sec) #iEXOS-100 #polaralignment #alignment #Off-Topic

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering
 

I have locked this thread. Please move this discussion to the PMC-Eight Applications subgroup. All the other groups are for PMC-Eight discussions only.
See item 8 in the Forum Terms of Service.
https://espmc-eight.groups.io/g/MAIN/message/3224

Thanks

--
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: 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 night/early morning work.  Bortles 6ish.  Clear and cold in North Ogden UT.
NGC 7822 in Cepheus (30x180s lights, 10 darks, 10 flats, 10 bias, ISO 1600)
C14 Double Cluster in Perseus (10x240s lights, 10 dark, 10 flat, 10 bias, ISO 1600)

Jeff

ESED 80APO
EXOSII GT w/PMC-Eight serial to Lenovo thinkpad
Canon T5i Astro-modified
Orion 50mm Guidescope
ASCOM POTH Hub, Polemaster, CdC, APT, PHD2

On Dec 21, 2020, at 1:34 PM, Dave Cherry <andromedacity@...> wrote:



Thanks Wes, Good luck with it. Its a devilishly tricky little blighter

You will need various exposures to get everything.

 

Cheers

Dave

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Wes Mcdonald
Sent: 21 December 2020 20:28
To: MAIN@ESPMC-Eight.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ESPMC-Eight] Astrophotography Done with the iEXOS-100, EXOS 2, and G11 Post your Pictures and Details! Lets Show What These Mounts Can Do. #iexos-100 #EXOS2 #G11 #astrophotography

 

Looks pretty good to me!   Trying tonight with busted equipment but not pmc8.  Tomorrow I will have a go with the iexos I believe and an etx 90.  If I can figure out how to hook my camera to it and get it in focus.   

 

Wes

 

On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 3:25 PM Dave Cherry <andromedacity@...> wrote:

Whoops blank msg there, sorry

Hi Guys, Thought Id share the conjunction I got,  I packed away my 200pds newt so this was a skywatcher 72 ed with the very nice Luminos 2.5X Barlow
Got them both in the frame, so that's good.
Its Ok, but I'm not a planetary guy normally but im please I actually got something.
Not much for the PMC to do here, I just just did an eyeball polar align and it tracked flawlessly.
In fact,  I went inside for 20 mins, came out, the planets were still dead center!
How bout that mount!

Cheers
Dave

--
Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


--
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

 


--
Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


locked Re: Recommended autoguider (or help with shooting > 60sec) #iEXOS-100 #polaralignment #alignment #Off-Topic

Harry
 

Hi Matt,
Great photo. I experienced just what you experienced  about exposure. Here is what I found works great.
I use the ZWO ASI 120mm mini with the 30m ZWO mini guide scope. However the key to this success was the ASIair Pro. It does it all. PA, guiding, camera control, etc. Yes its about $300, plus guide scope/camera and for most uses you need ZWO brand accessories. However, your Nikon D7500 is supported, as well as the iExos 100.
No polemaster, no polar align scope, NO computer, no USB hub. It uses an app running on your iPad or Android.
To begin with and save some $, I got the Pro, but no guide camera/scope. The Pro will use your D7500 and telescope to do a spot on PA. Takes maybe 5-8mins. No 2-3 star alignment. Then it will go to your target, dead center. With a much better PA, your exposure time should increase, however you are NOT guiding. If you later add guiding, I have gotten 3-5 minutes with my Nikon D5500.

One caveat, your iExos 100 must set up to use a serial connection and a serial cable to the Pro. You no longer use ExploreStars, (and it won’t work). You use the Pro app.

Just another idea. There are several Pro users on this forum.  Harry

--
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






locked Re: Recommended autoguider (or help with shooting > 60sec) #iEXOS-100 #polaralignment #alignment #Off-Topic

Jeff Snell
 

Hi Matt.  I still consider myself a newbie going on two years .  I’m always learning.  I’m sure others will have much better advice/opinions about quality and the best to autoguider to buy.  I needed one and didn’t wanna dive in with too much cash so I bought an Orion star shoot 50mm autoguider combo.  It came with the 50mm scope, camera and all the parts needed to connect to the computer.  Around $300 bones.  I also run PHD2 for the guide program.  Finally, I bought a polemaster for my exos II mount.  Again around $250-300.  I had to buy a small adapter ring to mount the polemaster but it was only around 20-30 bucks.  That investment paid off huge.  Polemaster is absolutely awesome and the Orion guide scope and PHD2 pair great. Below is one of my images where PHD was tracking at about .2 total error.  I had it made into a 20x30 print.



Good luck.

Jeff

ES ED 80 APO, Celstron Edge HD 8” SCT
EXOS II PMC Eight
Canon T5i (Astro-modified)
ASCOM POTH Hub/APT/CDC/PHD2

On Dec 24, 2020, at 7:44 AM, Matt Hallett <hello.matthallett@...> wrote:

Question for the longer term enjoyment of this hobby (i.e. post-Santa deliveries and what to look for in Jan sales). Any autoguiding cameras you'd particularly recommend? Seems like the ZWO ASI120mm gets used/recommended by most but would also like to hear anyone's opinions and experiences. Still very much on the steep bit of this learning curve, so any guidance would be welcome.

On the shorter term, I'm struggling to get images of longer than 60sec exposure without starting to see noticeable star trail. I level my iEXOS-100 mount, polar align it to within an inch of its life, park it, two-star align in ExploreStars, slew to target, fine tune the alignment, sync the position and then take my shots. 60sec exposures just get inside the acceptable tolerance but anything longer than that and they're too blurry to be effectively stacked.

The sky looks like it'll be crystal clear tonight. I have grand visions of stacking pin sharp 180sec exposures of Orion nebula or Pinwheel galaxy, etc. At the moment it's ISO6400 30sec exposure shots of Andromeda or overly noisy 60sec images of Orion (see attached).

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Mount: iexos-100 with PMC-8
Scopes: Startravel 102
Camera:  Nikon D7500
Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Siril, Photoshop
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locked Recommended autoguider (or help with shooting > 60sec) #iEXOS-100 #polaralignment #alignment #Off-Topic

Matt Hallett
 

Question for the longer term enjoyment of this hobby (i.e. post-Santa deliveries and what to look for in Jan sales). Any autoguiding cameras you'd particularly recommend? Seems like the ZWO ASI120mm gets used/recommended by most but would also like to hear anyone's opinions and experiences. Still very much on the steep bit of this learning curve, so any guidance would be welcome.

On the shorter term, I'm struggling to get images of longer than 60sec exposure without starting to see noticeable star trail. I level my iEXOS-100 mount, polar align it to within an inch of its life, park it, two-star align in ExploreStars, slew to target, fine tune the alignment, sync the position and then take my shots. 60sec exposures just get inside the acceptable tolerance but anything longer than that and they're too blurry to be effectively stacked.

The sky looks like it'll be crystal clear tonight. I have grand visions of stacking pin sharp 180sec exposures of Orion nebula or Pinwheel galaxy, etc. At the moment it's ISO6400 30sec exposure shots of Andromeda or overly noisy 60sec images of Orion (see attached).

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Mount: iexos-100 with PMC-8
Scopes: Startravel 102
Camera:  Nikon D7500
Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Siril, Photoshop


Re: #iEXOS-100 Mount connection issues!!!! #iEXOS-100

Dave Cherry
 

Well done, I remember the first time I got a shot of the Orion nebula . Warning....  it gets addictive from here!
Cheers!
Dave C
UK


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Scopes: Sky Watcher 200PDS, Skywatcher 72ED
Mount: Explore Scientific PMC8 EXO2
Cameras: ASI 294MCPRO Coooled, Altair guide cam + 50mm scope
Software: Sharpcap Pro ,PH2, Stelarium Startools


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

ACorkill
 
Edited

Hi All,

Here is a short raw video the day before the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. (12-20-20). I like this one as it shows how the atmosphere has such a strong effect on color. Look at Jupiter's moons during the video, and see how they actually change color as they "twinkle" through the atmosphere. Also Titan "pops" in and out depending on the atmospheric disturbance.

This is using an ES 152ED APO with 8.5mm 82degree Eyepiece and EXOS2-GT Mount with PMC-Eight. 
iPhone Xr for the video and just using the native video app on the phone. Try the link below. I think the video is too large too attach.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hppqjrgv5q87ri7/ES_8.5mm82degreeEyepiece-ES_152EDAPO_EXOS2-GT-PMC-Eight_Jup%26Sat_Conjunction_12-20.MOV?dl=0 

Andrew

--
Main Telescope: Explore Scientific 152ED APO Refractor in Carbon Fiber
Mount: Explore Scientific EXOS2-GT Equatorial
Other Scopes: Meade 8"LX90 SCT, William Optics ZenithStar 66mm APO Refractor
Binoculars: Oberwerk 20x80 & 25x100 Giant Binoculars, Alpen 8x42

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