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Solar Setup for sale
I have put this on sale twice but had changed my mind both times, but think I can finally let this go:
Entire solar setup including:
Quark Chromosphere with power cable
Skywatcher ST102 with skywatcher autofocuser and Hitech Astro DC focuser controller- This makes fine focusing a breeze as you can focus right from the laptop screen covered with dark cloth without going to the telescope.
Baader UV/iR rejection filter 2”
Rowan astronomy tilt adapter to take care of Newton rings
Relevation astro 2” extender for straight through imaging
£1100 cash or bank transfer or paypal with fee(I had previously listed this for £1200). Pickup from London
The quark is good for imaging. Images have been published in Sky at Night, once in the magazine and once on the website.
Sample images attached. Setup shows entire setup (camera and mount not for sale)
Quark and accessories- £900
Scope with autofocuser and Hitec Astro DC focus- £175
I currently have a Canon T6 with a Opteka 500mm f8 lens ($87) that I use for lunar and solar photography. I recently purchased a full frame Canon EOS R and am thinking about getting a 800mm f11 Canon RF lens ($899). Will the quality on the new canon lens be significantly better than my Opteka lens? Is it worth the upgrade? Also, should I use my new full frame or my crop sensor (1.6 factor) to shoot? I want to get the best quality possible.
Hi everyone. Thanks for looking. I know we're inundated with Mars pictures at the moment but I've not seen buckets of time-lapse and this marks a significant personal best for me so I really wanted to share it. I've not had seeing this good for a long time, especially with a planet this high above the horizon (I'm looking at you Jupiter & Saturn.....).
Only 12 frames spread across ~1 hour, but nice to see some movement. One single still as a bonus too
Edit to add acquisition & processing:
Skywatcher Skyliner 200P reflector (off my dobsonian), 1200 mm, unbranded 3x barlow for 3600 focal length, f/18 Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro mount ZWO ASI120MC-S - gain 33, 20 ms exposure, 2000 frames per video
Each video recorded with 5 minute spacing. 12 recorded in total. Stacked in Autostakkert 3, best 30% of frames. Wavelets, colour balance, and tweaks in Registax 6. GIF assembled in Photoshop with a few final contrast and levels tweaks.