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On 24/05/2020 at 20:23, Snooze said:

I jumped on the 72ED train and ordered one. I hope it get's there soon ^^ For those who own one, is there a filter thread at the front of the lens? My DSLR is fully modded and I only have a 72mm UV IR for DSLR. 

Maybe a clip in filter would do the job - there’s a couple of multi band ones out there now.

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M101 The Pinwheel Galaxy, imaged using the Star adventurer pro mount.

Capture information

Star adventurer pro
ASIAIR pro
Skywatcher 72ed refractor
Canon 200D modified
CLS light Pollution filter
ZWO ASI120mm mini guide scope

Bortle 8 Skies

Stacked in DSS and processed in GIMP

ISO 800
EXP 120s
Lights 61
Darks 0
Flats 40
Bias 40

Moon percentage 0%
Half way through image session moon angular distance Below horizon 

Total exposure time 2 hr 2 minutes 

First time imaging the Pinwheel Galaxy.  Thought it was a good time to try as it was a new moon and no cloud!

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M13 Hercules Cluster

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Star adventurer pro
ASIAIR pro
Skywatcher 72ed refractor
Canon 200D modified
CLS light Pollution filter
ZWO ASI120mm mini guide scope

ISO 800
EXP 150s
Lights 59
Darks 0
Flats 40
Bias 40

Moon percentage 40%
Half way through image session moon angular distance : 104° 43' 57.5"
Bortle 8 skies

Total exposure time 2 hr 27 minutes 

Seem to be struggling with focus, cannot seem to get pin point stars.  I think maybe this is the best I can get with my camera/scope combination.  Still waiting on a bahtinov mask to compare that to my current method.

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How do you find the ASAIR? I haven't got one but need some advice on it as to if it's worth the money etc, got similar equipment to you as well!

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3 hours ago, johnst said:

How do you find the ASAIR? I haven't got one but need some advice on it as to if it's worth the money etc, got similar equipment to you as well!

I enjoy using the asiair. I don't use it to its full potential but I am getting there. I now use it to locate targets which is really handy as I only have an star adventurer mount so I do not have goto. I use the plate solve function within the asiair and then type the RA and DEC values into sky safari on my phone which shows where the scope/camera is pointing. Move the mount about and then repeat. This makes finding targets a lot easier and basically lets me image targets I would not really be able to find as I live in a bortle 8 sky. Star hopping when you cannot see the stars is quite difficult!

So at present I use my asiair to :

plate solve to a target

Guiding using a zwo120mm mini camera

I use my guide scope to polar align (this is the main reason I bought the asiair to make polar aligning a more pleasant task).

There are many more functions that I am building up to. Fairly soon I am going to get a dedicated astro camera so I will use the asiair to control that.

 

 

 

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Took this one back in March, but just re-processed and more pleased with the result. This is an 60x 1 min subs on an AA183c, with a 50mm f1.8 Canon "Nifty Fifty" and a Baader Ha filter, getting a good chunk of Monoceros.

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NGC 7000 North America Nebula

Capture information

Star Adventurer pro
ASIAIR Pro
Samyang 135mm lens (at F3)
Canon 200D (modified)
Astronomik Ha filter (12nm)
ZWO ASI120mm mini guidscope

ISO 800
EXP 300s
Lights 34
Darks 0
Flats 20
Bias 20

Moon percentage 21% Moon below horizon

Posted also in the deep sky imaging section

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