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  1. Besides the cost, these were my thoughts on that sensor as well. PS: Feels weird "talking" to a fellow Spaniard on an English (UK?) based amateur astronomy forum.
  2. Yes, but the Touptek original (Toupsky) is better, since it also contains the flats correction on the fly (which works rather well). You'll get it (as well as the camera's ASCOM drivers required for other aplications to work properly) here: http://www.touptek.com/download/showdownload.php?lang=en&id=2 I went back to (the excellent) Sharpcap because I couldn't plate solve with All-Sky Plate Solver directly when I tried, but it did work when integrated in Sharpcap. Now I think that it was because of my using a bad combination of a pretty narrow FOV together with capture parameters that resulted in too few background stars, so I may give it another try... By looking at your signature I can see that you are using other RT cameras as well (I also have the 224, which I use for planetary and, sometimes, also for EEA, when the object is not too dim). Care to tell me about your experience?. In fact, I was debating between the 290 and the 178 (mainly for the sensor size) but in the end economy chose the 290 for me.
  3. Hi , elpajare. I got it from the Rising Cam shop at aliexpress: http://s.aliexpress.com/JNFjeyqy
  4. This really is a dream come true: watching galaxies from my (badly light polluted) terrace. Hardware: Celestron CPC 800 GPS F/6,3 focal reducer RisingTech GPCMOS0200KMA Optolong UHC filter SAMSUNG R540 laptop with Windows 10 Software: Sharpcap All-Sky Plate Solver The Gimp I took many pictures and all of them were live-stacked using 10 frames of 20 seconds exposures, then I used The Gimp to cut the stacking borders off the images (due to my using an AZ mount) and to remove the singal-free part of the colour curves. So here you have an example of how they came out: M104 Then, I realised that by simply auto equalizing and inverting the colours with The Gimp I could see much more details. I assume that by doing that I went beyond the EEA canon, though... Anyhow, here you have the result, in case you want to try it yourself: Best regards, NV
  5. Hi again. I'd love to say that I'm a visual observer (quite a redundant expression that one is, isn't it?) but rather soon I succumbed to imaging, I assume, due to a compulsion to show others the amazing stuff I get to see through the eyepiece... However, I must admit that I'm pretty bad at it because, honestly, I just don't have the time (nor the equipment and, probably, neither the brains) required. These days I'm experimenting with EAA, a decision also helped by having recently moved to a house with excellent views to the sea during the day (hurra!) but also with a 7 m high street light placed right in front (ouch!). Now about my equipment, I have a second (probably third) hand Celestron CPC 800 GPS (the 50th anniversary carbon fiber one) and a Skywatcher 72mm ED Evostar that I've placed piggyback on the CPC until I save enough for an AZ-GTi (and in reading my choose on these last two items you can see how susceptible I am to this forum). I have to admit having too many EPs, being my favourites the Fujiyama's orthos (of which I have 5,7,12.5 and 25 mm). About cameras, for planetary imaging I have the RT GPCMOS and I was so astonished by its performance that, for DSO imaging, I've got the RT GPCMOS0200KMA. NV
  6. I've been trying to get a clear image of the Teneriffe Mountains (with double f, as per the Luna Field Atlas v 2.01 by Fred Dease) but everytime I get the cromatic aberration you can see in the above picture. I don't know wether it is due to the barlow I'm using (it is the basic Vixen one, and seems to work quite alright, anyhow, I've already ordered the GSO 2.5x apo to see if I get some improvement) or because I usually take it from the sea side and this is due to atmospheric dispersion. I took a video of around 400 frames with a RT GPCMOS1200KPC with my 50TH ANNIVERSARY CPC 800 GPS, and the Vixen 2x barlow and Moon filter. Then I processed them with AutoStakkert and Registax. Regards, NV
  7. Many thanks for the warm welcome. An astro apartment in Tenerife, such a great idea :-). I'm not familiar with playa de la reina, could it rather be parque de la reina?. If so that is down the highway from where I live (El Médano). I did not know about the astro society, but then again, I'm not in facebook either...
  8. Hello to one and all from Tenerife (Spain)!. Since I returned to this hobbie, I've been bouncing from this forum to the Cloudy Nights one in order to get most of my information on anythig amateur astronomy related issues, and finally decided to get an account :-). Regards, NV
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