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Tyson M

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  1. This is a bit cheaper than the TSA 120 with its promotional price, about the same weight. Choosing a premium refractor once I am done school has never been so hard lol. LZOS, TEC, TAK, CFF, and Agema.....it really depends on what you would use it for, like what focal length or aperture size and weight of OTA that you can mount and want to take out on a clear night. I like this Agema. I will have a few years to make up my mind, hopefully some reviews will surface in the astro community.
  2. Show me your eyepiece cases

    Sometimes I'll take out that lunt diagonal ( like in the winter) and put a 1.25" standard dielectric diagonal in, and a 32mm plossl 1.25". So I don't bother with the 27 pan and 2" diagonal.
  3. Show me your eyepiece cases

    This is my grab and go eyepiece case. For the larger Vixen scope I use a photo backpack with the same EP's in bolt cases.
  4. Boxing Day Moon with ED120

    Wow very nice!
  5. Sunrise on Copernicus

  6. Good day fellow SGL members! Not even minus 30 C could discourage me from going out on a clear night on the weekend where I don't have to be up early. Nearly froze solid, as the night progressed to lower temps and a windchill of purportedly minus 43 celsius. I don't think I experienced that low, but I didn't stay for longer than just over an hour, with a couple breaks to the warm house or garage. Got a bit of visual in as well. Just a 13mm nagler and scanning around on the DSV-M mount. FC, AS!3, ImPPG, Gimp
  7. Make sure you have all of the up to date software downloaded. That scope should be fine. I had a 72ED and with the extension tube and camera and it was a bit shaky, a few seconds to dampen.
  8. Vamo Traveller by Ayo Swiss

    I have one of these Vamo's on order, along with a Vixen 81S to use it on. Will be pairing it on a Manfrotto 028 tripod- but eventually I want to get a Gitzo Series 3 tripod for lighter weight and higher rated payload. Very stoked on trying this combination.
  9. I use mine so far with my SV60EDS for lunar and soon to be WL solar imaging. I will use it for dslr widefields or timelapse/milky way shots eventually.
  10. Dec 24 Waxing Crescent approx 31%

    Reprocessed a bit sharper
  11. Am Luna stacked

    Curves or levels can do that. I would try the latter for more specific control rather than fancy line manipulation.
  12. Dec 24 Waxing Crescent approx 31%

    Yea it was brutal. The laptop mysteriously crashed with total battery life left still at 2/3. The next day it dropped to minus 31 degrees Celsius. We had clear skies but I didn't bother to go out. I am not that crazy .
  13. Good day all, I braved the cold (minus 25 degrees Celsiuss) to finally image this phase. I realized most of my prior imaging was near full moons. This required different techniques, so I am glad I got my chance. Backyard session lasting about 35min before my hands almost fell off haha. Stellarvue SV60EDS, ASI120mm usb 3.0, SW Star Adventurer AS!3, Fitswork, Gimp, Thanks for looking and clear skies! Cheers from Canada
  14. Waxing Gibbous 93% Dec 1, 2017

    I was not happy with the noise in the top two, and bottom 2 are too soft. Instead of ImPPG, I used RS6 for lunar and it works better for me.
  15. Moon 28-11-17

    Very nice, detailed and processed well. Cheers