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Hello and welcome to my first Astro topic.. So I am new to Astronomy... I have a skymax 127 with AZ-GTi mount which I had its maiden outing this week. I'm using a basic SV205 camera fitted direct to the tube. My eventual image of the moon is below after stacking et-al.. I've gray-scaled it as the colour is just rubbish on that camera. But as you can see I'm tightly 'zoomed' in.
Thing is I'd like to be able to get the whole moon in my FOV. I've seen YT vids on using reducers but I'm wondering if anyone here has done it on a 127?
1 How did the image work out?
2 What's the cost of getting that to work V cost of another more suited (smaller i guess) scope?
"Takahashi TKP71423 Dovetail male for Mewlon 210 & other Takahashi Tube Holders"
I purchased it for my Takahashi FC-100DC but went with another solution which works just as well.
I'm including 2x M8 bolts which are not included with the dovetail.
Great condition, just a few scratches.
£40 via PayPal (inc. Registered Airmail from Portugal, usually about 3 days in transit to Europe).
The Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) also known as the Grand Nebula, Great Nebula in Carina, or Eta Carinae Nebula, is a large complex area of bright and dark nebulosity in the constellation Carina.
The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light-years from Earth.
This image was taken from my backyard in Bortle 4-5 skies through a 80mm refractor at F6.25 (500mm focal length) with a QHY268M camera through 7nm H-Alpha, SII and OIII filters.
Total exposure time was 5 hour and 50 minutes. Subs captured were HII: 12x600s OIII: 2x600s & 4x900s SII: 10x900s @ HCG:62 on 18th May 2021.
This is my first image created using my new camera.
This is NGC3603 and NGC3576 (AKA The "Statue of Liberty" nebula), a massive H-Alpha region containing a very compact open cluster, located in the constellation "Carina" about 20,000LY away.
I took this photo on multiple nights, between 7th - 17th May 2021. Imaged using a QHY268M attached to a 80mm f6.25 refractor on a equatorial mount.
Total exposure time was 25 Hours and 35 minutes using 7nm HII, OIII and SII Narrowband filters... imaged from a bortle 4-5 semi rural sky.
HII: 3x600s, 12x900s & 8x1200s subs
OIII: 18x900s & 11x1800s subs
SII: 21x900s, 2x1200s & 7x1800s @ HCG:62
Abell 39 planetary nebula taken 5 yrs apart. The first one was taken with a MN190 Scope, an Atik 314L mono, and was a bicolor pic using h-alpha and OIII. Cant remember the exact details but fairly sure it was 15 x 8 min exposures. The second pic was a different camera, a Zwo ASI 553MC Pro. 12 x 6 min exposures, the scope was an Altair astro Ascent 4 inch refractor, also used an altair astro triband filter, guided with PHD2 and used an Ioptron CEM 120 Mount. Hope you like!