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Star101

M101 My first 2 scope 2 camera combined image

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I aligned my TS APO65Q (fl 420mm) and C11 Hyperstar(fl 560mm).

The cameras were not perfectly aligned. I need to go back and do that. :)

Took 30 x 120s Lum and 13 x 300s OSC ( RGB ) Processed and combined in Pixinsight.

I found the Atik Hyperstar images had to be flipped vertically and horizontally to match the ZWO TS image before I registered them together.

Here are the two images and the final integrated M101.

Thanks for looking.

ZWO Lum 1.jpg

Atik RGB 1.jpg

 

M101 LRGB 260319 two scopes and two cameras.jpg

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Thanks Sland. My processing skill are still lacking but hey :) 

I've been thinking about trying this out for some time. I was very happy when I managed to get the scopes aligned. 

Now its just a case of fine tuning and I can cut my imaging time by half :) 

 

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Nice!  I’ve been planning a similar approach, but haven’t yet got around to trying it!  

Not sure whether to use the faster scope for L or RGB (OSC) ...

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I used

Atik 4120ex OSC Hyperstar is f/2

ZWO 183mm Pro TS APO65Q is f/6.5

The ZWO also had the filterwheel and OAG. 

The ATIK OSC sits on the aperture ( front end ) of the scope using Hyperstar. Although I have a filter drawer on my Hyperstar. Its easier to set the ZWO camera and filterwheel on the TS than use the ZWO on the C11 Hyperstar and swap filters each time. I can set SGPro running and swapping filters while I sleep :D  Use Artemis for the ATIK and leave that downloading.

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Nice work...

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5 hours ago, SIDO said:

Nice work...

Thanks SIDO.

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Good work, would be very nice to halve imaging times in this country! Must take a lot of setup, though!

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13 hours ago, Shibby said:

Good work, would be very nice to halve imaging times in this country! Must take a lot of setup, though!

Fortunately I have a ROR Shed setup. As the TS was already piggybacked on the C11. It was just a matter of replacing the rings that came with the TS scope with some old adjustable scope rings from my old Celestron 80mm guidescope. About 90 mins in total....and a lot of luck centering the same star in both scopes :)

And yes. At present I am finding I am using the ZWO for Lum and maybe Ha soon. And the Atik for the colour. It is proving faster. Also, as I have spent the last few months with the C11 at full 2800mm f/10. I am finding f/2 so much faster. Its  a lot of fun lol.

 

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