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Everything posted by astrocatinfo

  1. Where did you get the saddle plates from? I also run a Mesu and I am planning a dual setup with FSQ85 and TS130.
  2. I run my new 1600PRO with USB3 with no issues. I upgraded from 1600v2 due to freezing problems. Now just in test period to see if it doesn’t reproduce (I hope not). I set it down to -25°C.
  3. I also upgraded from my Canon 450D (moded) to a cooled camera. I choosed the ASI1600-MMC with 8pos EFW, OAG and Baader filters (31mm LRGB and mounted 1,25" HSO). This camera works just great!
  4. Thanks for sharing Jens. I visited your webpage and it's wonderful to navigate it. I really like how you designed your obsy. Congrats! Splendid images.
  5. It's a paradise, not only for astronomy. You missed the swiming pool just behind the football pitch. It's a place full of nature everywhere, nice weather and the best food and wines of Catalonia available near home (Priorat wines region). During the summertime you can see the Barcelona football team juniors training in this football pitch. They train here for a week every year for obvius reasons and also for the altitude (1000m above sea level). Clear skies wherever you are!!
  6. Thanks so much to you all. I am really excited with the new gear. The Mesu is superb! Right now everything calibrated and taking some images on the Ursa Majoris area for a first light... galaxy season. I'll have to wait for the nebula's a little bit
  7. After a few months waiting for this astro jewel piece of equipment the Mesu 200 arrived a few weeks ago. From then on I designed the new adhoc designed pier. I haven't started calibratring everything yet. The following days I will do so. Right now very excited with the new setup!
  8. Awesome pictures! Seems that the sun has woken up from a long letargy.
  9. Thanks for sharing Olly! Your posts and Sara's ones convinced me a few months ago to go in this direction. I am now waiting for the mount that is expected to come the following weeks. Clear skies Olly!
  10. Amazing M81 Ives!! You take great images!
  11. Thanks so much! I already have the concrete base that is very solid and weights more than 200kg. My question is about the pier design. Some images of It with the sold pier. The base remains the same
  12. I also recieve my Mesu in the following weeks and I will design and get build a new pier. My other pier for the Neq6 was sold with the mount. Any recommendations on the pier?
  13. As I've been researching not yet in the market for 31mm. I hope they realesed it soon together with the NII SII OIII...
  14. That's why I was considering 3nm OIII. Because of the moon effects... is it the same with SII? Worth going to 3nm? How good or bad would be to stay only with Halpha 3nm? Which deep sky objects have important signal in the NII band?
  15. Thanks so much for your thoughs Dave. I'll have to explore a bit more. Regards, Aleix
  16. Do you all think that going to Halpha 3nm is better than 5nm (I've seen that Dave does :)? What about the lack of the NII band when using 3nm?? Does the sharper images make worth having to add an extra filter and also extra amount of images?
  17. Good morning, I'm close to purchase the ASI1600 with the filter wheel and OAG. I have a couple of questions about the filters: Is it worth to go for the Baader LRGB? Or can I go for the ZWO ones (maybe are Optlong?). Some bad reports on the L filter on the later. For narrow band I was thinking on the Astrodons: 5nm Halpha, 3nm OIII and SII. I don't want to go for the 3nm Halpha and the same NII... not high polluted area, less filters. Am I right? Always looking for a balance price-caracteristics. About the size, 31mm unmounted. Thanks so much for your help, Aleix
  18. My thoughts are that for RGB it should be enough with the ZWO...no? But I didn't know that L was not good... weird! So maybe the Baaders LRGB? Similar price. For NB I would go for the Astrodons. This is my choice. I will soon do the same decission. Do not have any experience with this gear. Maybe some other users can help.
  19. That's the point. The 5 and 3nm 36mm Astrodon filters are quite expensive. Let's say double the price of the 31mm's. So... it has to be really well considered before just jumping to the 7position EFW (36mm). One thing that can be assumed is that the ASI1600MM-C is a real "winner" when compared to other lower end CCD's. It's price and outstanding performance closes any debate.
  20. astrocatinfo

    Just arrived

    Welcome onboard! Nice and creative setup.
  21. Maybe because 3nm Halpha exclude NII line. For OIII for sure 3nm. From ASTRODON website: These are my thoughs. But just a newie myself.
  22. My choice for NB will be for the ASTRODON's. I don't mind if it takes me some time to have the full set. The first one to be purchased will be the 5nm Halpha. I don't want to be using a 3nm Halpha, NII,... In my site there is little LP, so enough with the 5nm Halpha. For OIII, SII the 3nm. For the LRGB maybe the ZWO. But do you think the 36mm will cover a future camera upgrade? Maybe the step forward on CMOS technolgy goes further away... to the 40mm sized sensors (!). Exciting times to come in the CMOS technology.
  23. Sounds good Dave. Thanks!! I will check Astrodon's NB 31mm prices.
  24. When can we say that vigneting is an issue with the ZWO 1,25" and ZWO filerwheel? The company says down F5... I would be using a FSQ85, sometimes with it's reducer. But I think it's too much to pay for the 36mm... because I plan to go for the Astrodon's 5nm for NB. They are half the price if I go for the 1,25".
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