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About emyliano2000

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  1. Surplus items for sale

    PM sent re counterweight extension bar!
  2. What's my first steps?

    That's what I was thinking too 😅 Those were my words too when I bought a phone holder to take photos through my telescope one year ago. And here I am one year later and a few thousand pounds poorer. But I wouldn't change it even if I could, my wife would though 😅 There is a cheap option too, google the photos and look at them online (joking). Emil
  3. What a great job to have.
  4. Polemaster or PHD drift - which is right?

    The mount is 12 years old and I'm just curious to see if I can get to 10-15min unguided with my lightest setup ( ts65 quad + dslr + OAG + QHY5). 😁
  5. Polemaster or PHD drift - which is right?

    I will try DARV next time to see how the drift is. I want to use phd to see the errors in the mount.
  6. Polemaster or PHD drift - which is right?

    The problem is that my visibility is quite restricted up to 25 degrees above horizon to the east and the west so I can't go close to the horizon. It's the first time I had a go at phd2 and I really wasn't expecting such a huge error. So far I've been using the lacerta standalone autoguider. I think I did the polemester alignment better than I ever did. I would also like to add that my mount has been hypertuned.
  7. Polemaster or PHD drift - which is right?

    Sorry to bring back this thread but last night I aligned perfectly with my polemaster and the error in phd2 was huge. What alignment method gives you better result in the end? Emil
  8. OAG first light double cluster

    I used this kind of setup before with my lacerta standalone autoguider and my 8" newtonian. I reached the focus point quite easily but I never fiddled with the rotation and all the other things that I'm doing now and I was getting elongated stars most of the times. I hope focusing is gonna be as easy as with the lacerta. Indeed, on my oag the guidecam screws directly to the m42 thread of the guide table. Can you rotate you guidecam?
  9. OAG first light double cluster

    With the help of a couple of thin delrin spacer rings at the guide camera side I managed to get close to having the same rotation of the guidecam sensor as the dslr sensor in relation to the optical axis. Now I need to find the focus point of both the dslr and the guidecam. I hope I won't need any extension tubes as I don't have any.
  10. OAG first light double cluster

    I found it and I measured correctly.
  11. OAG first light double cluster

    What a coincidence. Just last night I was tinkering my OAG to get it ready to be used with my TS65 quad. I wanna learn phd2 to see how the mount performs and I wanna use a light setup and exclude the differential flexure. The EOS ring of the OAG was suffering of some movement and I made a 0.2mm ring for a tighter connection. I also tried my best to get the prism perfectly centered. The only thing that I managed to do is insert a toothpick and now it's only 0.3mm off center. I want to set up the OAG in stellarium to see the stars that I can guide on. Im not sure if I inserted the correct measurements. I measured the prism (that's the little mirror, isn't it?) 6mmx10mm. My question is about the ccd/prism distance. Is it the distance from the center of the prism to the telescope's optical axis? I measured the distsnce from the center of the prism to the center of the OAG, is that rigt? Emil
  12. I can add them in photoshop too with the Noel Carboni's astrotools but for small targets I will still use my newtonian 😊
  13. I'm quite new to refractors as I recently got a really good deal (£400) on a little "as new" f6.5 ts 65 quad and I own a f5 200p reflector too. I love them both the same as I always wanted a scope for narrow fov and one for wider fov. A reflector does take a lot of tinkering indeed and even though my one is quite big, I love it because of the little diffraction spikes on the stars and the narrow fov for some smaller targets. As for the refractor I love it because it's very light and setting it up is quite straightforward. If you're not into tinkering I would suggest a refractor and in the future, who knows, maybe you will get a reflector too for a narrower fov and for your tinkering pleasure as the used ones can be quite cheap. 😊 Emil
  14. DSLR setting

    I do shoot in raw but I read somewhere, don't remember where, that a white balance can have a slight impact on the raw images, or maybe I misread or misunderstood.
  15. DSLR setting

    Yesterday I took a photo of a custom white balance card, used the photo for the custom white balance and then took a photo of my room to see if the colors appear natural. With the B9G9 setting a white wall looks quite blue but with B0G0 it looks quite natural and that's why I thought it might be a setting that I have to use for astrophotography with the dslr.