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  1. Snooze

    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
  9. This is my lastest image of Mars captured with a Skymax102 + ASI120MC + 1.3X barlow. Still a long way to go to but I'm pretty satisfied with the image I got. Cheers
  10. I'm in love with the Skymax102 , heard good things about it but I'm still surprised at how good it is. I have yet to test it on the moon but I'm sure I'm gonna enjoy every moment of it
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    Jupiter as a noob

    Very nice first attempt. Keep at it and you will soon be amazed by the results you'll get! And by the way I have the Skymax102!
  12. Jupiter imaged on the 9th of July with my Skymax 102 + ASI120MC! Seeing was good and using 1.5x drizzle in autostakkert made a nice difference!
  13. Jupiter and 3 moons(Europa, Ganymede and Io) imaged on the 6th of July with a Skymax102 and ASI120MC . It was my first try at imaging Jupiter using the Skymax and the ASI120
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    The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    Is saving time the only benefit of the pro version or is the tracking smoother and better too? I have my eyes set on the eqm-35 but there are not many(if any) reviews of it at the moment. But to be honest I'd rather save +200€ and get the eq3 pro(or non pro) and use a small APO to image if I can . There are images in this thread that are way better than those taken on more expensive mounts.

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