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  1. Snooze

    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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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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    The EQ3 DSO Challenge

    Very nice images! I just learned that you can auto-guide with the dual axis motors. So for those of you who use the dual axis motors, how well do they perform? Is the EQ3 Pro goto worth the +130€?
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    HEQ5 Polar Alignment Help (Newbie)

    Hi, I was looking for some info about the EQM-35 and found one of your topics where you said you bought one. I can see in your recent topics that you use an HEQ5. So what happened to the EQM-35 mount?
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    Imaging with a Star Adventurer

    Here are my attempts with the Mini version of the SA. M42 - 43x 60s subs ISO800 @300mm f/8 M31 - 43 x 60 subs ISO800 @190mm f/5.6 Both images taken in light polluted skies (Bortle 7) with a canon 1200D + Sigma 70-300mm non APO
  8. Bigger apertures make a difference in visual but in astro aperture is indeed irrelevant. And yes a 66mm apo f5 will be better than a 127 SCT f10 for DSOs.
  9. The focal ratio is what is important. The faster the scope the shorter the exposure times for DSOs. Astrophotographers usually aim for F/5 or faster scopes. Your C5 SCT is F/10 which means you will have to take longer exposures than say a 66mm APO at F/5. Plus the long focal length of the C5 will have a greater impact on tracking. However you can buy a focal reducer to make the scope "faster". As for the mount, people generally advise to get the best you can afford and in this case the EQ5 is the winner. A 66mm+DSLR could do fine on your EQ3 + you can still use it to image if you decide to upgrade your mount in the future but I can't say if it is going to be worth it. If you go for the EQ5 you will need a focal reducer for your SCT. Now I'm sure someone with more experience will provide more information. Cheers
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    Star Adventurer or the Mini Version?

    I have the mini version but haven't been able to fully test it out in the field. Attached is M42 imaged at 300mm ISO800 from a red zone. About 20-25% of the 60s subs were usable shooting from a window and I think draughts and convection currents are the reason I'm getting 75% subs with star trails. So it should perform way better outside.

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