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    Canon 1200D astromod

    Will the UV filter be enough to control star bloat? There are some cheap UV/IR cut filters on ebay but they don't mention at what wavelenght the cut off starts.
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    Canon 1200D astromod

    So I did the mod but things did not go as planned. I cracked the LPF1 filter when trying to remove the filter holder. So in the end I just removed everything I tried to focus on the moon(with the CLS filter clipped in) and it focused a little before infinity Now my only concern is star bloat
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    Canon 1200D astromod

    Thanks for the replies guys. From what I have gathered from your replies I will try to remove only 1 filter. I don't really care about autofocus since the camera will only be used for astro work after I mod it Cheers
  4. Hello everyone, I got a 1200D for a nice price on ebay and was thinking about modding it. I found some nice tutorials(lifepixel) and videos that I can follow to perform the mod. My questions are: 1. Since it will be purely used with lenses, will I be able to reach focus after the mod if I don't intend to replace the IR filter? 2. As I understand, there are 2 filters in front of the sensor. Should I remove both of them or only one? Would removing only one help achieve focus? 3. I will also use a clip in CLS filter. Will it help reduce star bloat since I'm not replacing the IR filter? Cheers
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    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Total integration time was 1h02min
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    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Had another go at the double cluster and Heart & Soul. Went for 2min exposures this time @70mm.
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    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Went out friday night to have my first DSO imaging session for this year. This was also the opportunity to test my new Skytech CLS filter. The target for the night was the double cluster, widefield and close up. @70mm => 15 x 90s subs Was a little bit disappointed because I did not catch any Ha from the Heart and Soul. @200mm => 15 x 60s subs
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    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Yes everything is locked and tightened. I mean it does not flex like crazy and it is pretty steady when imaging but it still feels like a weak point comapred to the other parts of the mount
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    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Anyone else feel like the equatorial wedge of the star adventurer is a weak point? I find that it flexes and moves quite a bit when I move my DSLR/Mak102 which can be annoying
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    Io transit reprocess

    I slightly reprocessed my image of the Io transit of the 10th of July. Added a bit bit of sharpening and noise reduction Imaged with my skymax102 + ASI120MC + 1.3x barlow Stacked in Autostakkert, then wavelets in registax and final touches in PS
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    Plato region

    Hello everyone, this is an image of the plato region that i took on the 23rd of July with my Skymax102 + ASI120MC + 1.3x barlow Thanks for looking
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    Mount for Skymax 90

    The Skymax102 weighs around 1.9Kg. I put mine on the star adventurer mini
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    My best Mars 2018

    That is a truly amazing image! Well done§ i hope someday I'll be able to get to your level
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    Mars on 7th of August

    A completely controlled setup can be expensive but there are affordable setups too. One that comes to mind is the EQ3-2 pro GoTo mount(£389) that can be used with stellarium to control the mount with a laptop. Coupled with a small refractor, you can get some nice DSO images(look for the EQ3 DSO challenge thread) or a small MAK for planetary imaging.
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    Mars on 7th of August

    Thanks for the nice comments guys It is indeed a very interesting hobby but it is not that expensive. I all depends on what kind of pictures you want to get. There are lots of nice setup to get you started with planetary imaging/observation for about £200 . The best tip that I can give you is to have a clear idea of what your expectations are and what can realistically be achieved with different types of setups. If you have astronomy clubs near you, might be a could idea to join one and attend star parties so you can to use and feel the different types of equipment out there. It would also help you get information and advice by speaking to the members. Cheers

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