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  • Tue, March 19, 2019 3:51 PM
    Reply # 7235068 on 7213582

    Hi Warren;

    I often use a deep sky filter for emission nebulas if I do not like the unfiltered image. I do not use a filter for galaxies. The camera needs about 2 minutes initially to build up to a very sensitive state. Then I move from object to object.

    The exposures are 3-15 seconds and this allows time to observe a dozen or more objects in a session. An 18 inch mirror gathers enough light for most objects of small angular size and the very small fov helps to overcome urban light pollution.

  • Tue, March 12, 2019 9:52 AM
    Reply # 7214658 on 7213582
    Warren Philpot (Administrator)

    Hi Bennet,

    Your setup shows what can be done with EAA. All amazing images. Those shots of the galaxies are awesome and show what a large scope can do with a good camera.

    How long of an exposure does it take before you can see the galaxies and do you need a filter?

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I am sure other members can benefit from what you are doing with a large dob and EAA camera.


  • Mon, March 11, 2019 5:43 PM
    Message # 7213582

    I enjoy viewing galaxies and have used the following set up for several years;MC extreme x2, 18 inch Dob with tracking and a color analog  Speco monitor. I control the camera with my notebook and adjust images on the monitor. Instead of recording a digital image on the laptop I snap a photo of the monitor w my iPhone. Twisting knobs on the monitor gives a better view for me that dealing with digital signals on the laptop. 

    I am able to view multiple objects and display them to the public and myself. The images are not attractive astrophotographs but are in color and easily visualized. The Dob has about a 1/4 degree FOV.

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