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The 6th January was clear and still and so at last a good night for imaging (not perfect as Moon was still waning).
My 8" SW 200P Reflector was wanting to be used and so it was carefully mounted onto the HEQ5 and payload maxed out with the imaging train.
Yeah I know - this combination is a big ask for the job (but an EQ6 is beyond me at the moment!). Anyway with careful balancing and hardly any wind it was worth trying!
Nebula were best targets and again new ones for me.
These were the Bubble Nebula, Cave Nebula and Monkey Head Nebula. The Optolong L-eNhance Dual Narrowband Filter was used for all images.
Usual calibration frames and dithered instead of Dark's. Other 'Astro Stuff' is in my signature.
Any constructive criticism's welcome.
Bubble Nebula (Sharpless 162) 15x240secs (1 hour of data).
Cave Nebula (Sh2-155) 7x240secs & 23x300secs (2hrs 23 mins).
Monkey Head Nebula (NGC 2174) 44x240secs (just under 3hrs).
Hello, does anyone know if my imaging train looks correct, and if it does, why am i still getting these coma errors?
Could it be incorrect backfocus? Searching the internet makes me think my dslr is 44mm, adding the t ring (even tried a 1mm spacer too) gets me to the required 55mm (assuming that's correct)
I have no idea how to solve this and i feel like I'm just throwing money down the drain fighting this in vien. Help would be much appreciated.
Skywacher Evostar 72ed
Reducer rotator for 72ed (needs this for extra distance to achieve focus, the reducer and adapter alone doesn't allow for enough outwards travel)
Reducer/corrector for ed72
Canon eos 650d
With the ongoing stock shortage it's going to be sometime before I get my hands on my desired scope for my ideal setup.
I'd like to make the most of my current scope until stocks replenish and so I have a few questions about Flatteners and Reducers.
I currently have a Celestron Inspire 100az (details here), a Canon 450D and a EQ3 Pro (synscan).
As I understand, the 660mm focal length makes the scopes FOV too narrow for a mount such as the EQ3. Am I able to add a reducer to bring the focal length down to a level that would be suitable for this mount?
If so, can someone provide some guidance as to which reducer would be the right choice?
This brings me onto my next problem; I can achieve focus with my Canon 450D DSLR in the Celestron 100AZ but by only using the supplied diagonal (here) and my 2x Barlow (here).
I have tried using the 68mm extension tube that came with the T-ring and adaptor (here), inserting this directly into the scope but cannot achieve focus at all. In addition to a reducer, what else do i need to add to the OTA to get focussed?