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MarkbPlym

Dark Frame Hypertuning

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I have just had my Celestron AVX mount back from Dark Frame Optics (DFO) after a hypertune.

Has anyone else had their AVX mount tuned by DFO and would be happy to share their data?

I have a C8, 6.3  focal reducer with DSLR camera on the back so I would be keen to know what the maximum exposure time I can expect for both unguided and guided with my set up?

I have seen conflicting answers from various sources. I don't think 10 minutes unguided is possible with a C8, maybe with a lighter OTA or DSLR with lens attached.

Thank you

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1 hour ago, MarkbPlym said:

I have just had my Celestron AVX mount back from Dark Frame Optics (DFO) after a hypertune.

Has anyone else had their AVX mount tuned by DFO and would be happy to share their data?

I have a C8, 6.3  focal reducer with DSLR camera on the back so I would be keen to know what the maximum exposure time I can expect for both unguided and guided with my set up?

I have seen conflicting answers from various sources. I don't think 10 minutes unguided is possible with a C8, maybe with a lighter OTA or DSLR with lens attached.

Thank you

10 mins with a c8 is achievable without the expense of a hypertune..i know of people doing 10-15 mins with 8 and 11 inch sct..none of them have had a hypertune done..

I wouldn't think the avx has the load capacity for imaging with a c8..but no harm in trying..worth a go..keep us informed on how you get on thou..best of luck

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Thanks.

The AVX and C8 is definitely suitable for astrophotography, see my images and many more taken with the C8 and AVX mount on Astrobin.

I will try out the new mount tomorrow evening - fingers crossed for clear skies, and I will post some initial findings here later.

 

 

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I'm saying it with reference to it's payload.. which is from memory about 22lb..most suppliers other than top end say you should be imaging at no more than 2 thirds it's payload capacity .fully loaded..

But no harm in trying

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Hi Mark,

Any experience yet with the tuned AVX?  I'm very curious as I sent mine to David back in January, but still waiting for it to arrive back. 

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