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About Astrith

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  1. Taken with an Esprit 100 ED Zwo Asi 1600 Mono Cool Camera & Zwo Narrow-band Filters HA 24 x 240 secs-SII 24 x 240 secs-OIII 24 x 240 secs. Guide scope- Lodestar x2 .
  2. Astrith

    Star adventurer or GTI AZ and wedge.

    Cheers Happy Kat. As you say,,,,Objectively makes me lean towards the Star Adventurer . Many thanks.
  3. Astrith

    Star adventurer or GTI AZ and wedge.

    Hi Happy Kat . Been browsing you posts...all informative !...I would want to use it for imaging .I have a dark sky site only 10 minutes walk away so could be an ideal set up for over the shoulder walk.
  4. After watching Wolfies video showing the combination of the GTI AZ mount and Star adventurer wedge , just wondering what would be the best buy. I want a grab and go set up for DSO photography. I use a ZWO asi 1600 camera and EFW and a 135 mm Takumar lens.. Would not being able to Polar align with the GTI be an issue . Just thinking that if I could use a near by star alignment then use sidereal tracking....would that be enough , or would you recommend the Star adventurer as it is designed for EQ tracking. Just looking for an opinion before I commit either way. Many thanks for reading. Alan.
  5. Astrith

    The Wall in Cygnus

    Big thanks ...Steve. Enjoyed your book also .
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    The Wall in Cygnus

    Taken the 5/08/18 . Equipment used . Skywatcher ED 100 . Zwo ASI 1600 mono cool. Zwo mini filter and Zwo NB filters. 30 x 3 min HA . 30 x 2 min OIII 30 x 2 min SII . Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop, Good clear skies.
  7. Thanks Richard . My league....? Ime still winging it !!
  8. Cheers tooth _dr . I am now re-assessing gear and lens combinations , with a view to hiking out to dark sites !! Opened new horizons for me.
  9. First light using a Takumar 135 mm lens ( f2.5 ) First venture into wide field . with a Zwo Asi 1600 mono cool camera .3 x 5 minutes in Ha ( 7nm )...Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop.......Takumar 55 mm lens now on its way .This rig has opened up new possibilities for me , especially as a portable rig.
  10. After advice from members off SGL decided to invest in a used Takumar f2.5 135 mm lens. Ginas threads where a great help and a deciding factor to try this out . Now looking at buying ( second-hand ) the 35 mm & 50 mm lenses. Equipment used: Zwo Asi 1600 mono Cool + Zwo filter wheel . Takumar 135mm lens f2.5 3 x 5 minutes in Ha ( 7nm )...Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop.
  11. Astrith

    ZWO ASI 1600 & wide field lens.

    Thanks Gina......Still searching. Best Regards..Alan.
  12. Astrith

    ZWO ASI 1600 & wide field lens.

    Thanks..Alan. Have you any Idea where I may find the Asahi pentax or Super Takumar....searching ebay at the moment. Regards..Alan.

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