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  1. Another try from the same night as M8, this time M16 Eagle Nebula in H-alpha, 7nm filter attached. It came out really nice I think.. Scope: Skywatcher EVOSTAR 80ED DS-Pro Mount: HEQ5Pro Camera: QHY168C Filter: Baader H-alpha 7nm Guiding camera: ZWO ASI120MC Guiding scope: Panagor 400mm 16x200s exposure/ 53min total at -10°C binning 1x1 Clear sky! Mariusz
  2. Altair Astro has an inexpensive 0.8x reducer for refractors, but I had never seen any actual results with it, at least not with my SkyWatcher refractors (Evostar 80ED and Equinox 80ED), so I thought I'd get one and see. Turns out it works well with the Evostar, even giving you some advantages over the expensive matched 0.85x reducer, and it is not bad even at the corners of an APS-C sensor: So people who can't afford the SW 0.85x should perhaps consider it. It wasn't such a good match for the Equinox unfortunately. For more details and comparison with the TeleVue TRF-2008, you can read my blog post.
  3. During recent night I've managed to take only 50 minutes of OIII in narrowband so I could add to previously gathered Hydrogen. This is more like experiment as it is my first bicolor image. Scope: Skywatcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro with flattener Mount: NEQ6-Pro Camera: QHY168C Filter Baader 7nm H-alpha , Baader O-III CCD Guiding camera: ZWO ASI120MC Guiding scope: finderscope 16x300s exposure at -10°C (80 min total) in H-Alpha 10x300s exposure at -10°C (50 min total) in OIII
  4. NGC7000 (North American nebula)Well known emission nebula in Cygnus constellation.Finally after few weeks I've managed to test my new AZ EQ6 mount under fairly good sky in Firle area.Heavier than HEQ5Pro but more sturdy and well machined mount.Scope: Skywatcher EVOSTAR 80ED DS-Pro Mount: AZ EQ6-GT Camera: QHY168C Filter Optolong L-PRO MAX Luminosity Guiding camera: ZWO ASI120MC Guiding scope: SW 9x50 finderscope 24x300s exposure at -10°C (120min total) binning 1x1 20x darks 30x bias 20x flats Another version with added H-alpha frames in more autumn palette. Colour - 24x300s exposure at -10°C (120min total)H-Alpha - 12x300s exposure at -10°C (60 min total)180 minutes together.
  5. Sorry if I'm repeating a post anywhere, but I'm trying to find out if anyone has a Sky-watcher Evostar 80ED and a ZWO Electronic Automatic Focuser. Are these compatible? The EAF manual mentions a few Sky-watcher telescope ranges, but not the Evostar. I've done several web searches but can find nothing. Maybe we should have a compatibility thread... just a thought.
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