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Nov 17, 2008 06:24 |  #1

Hey everyone! I've been out of commission from a nasty ruptured appendix and surgery that didn't go quite as planned but I'm feeling better now. This is the "Heart Nebula" taken with a self modded 40D and an Orion ED80. 6 10 minute subs.

Thanks for looking!

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Nov 17, 2008 06:29 |  #2

And here is a composite of 3+ hours of exposure with the modded 40D and the Orion ED80. The outer areas were shot using 5 minute expsoures. I than layered some 30sec exposures over that for the core or "Trapezium" area. Hope you like it!

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Nov 17, 2008 07:26 |  #3

So sorry to hear about your health problem, glad you are on your way to full recovery.

These are both excellent images. Great job.

Are you using a reducer/flattener?


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Nov 17, 2008 07:37 |  #4

Nice shots, Bobby! What mount are you using these days?

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Nov 17, 2008 07:43 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #5

Steve,

Yes I did and forgot to mention that. I am using a prototype .8 reducer/flattener that I am testing for Mike B. at Astronomics and Astronomy Technologies. Should start shipping around January and they are EVERY bit as good as the TV .8 units at about 1/2 the cost ;)


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Nov 17, 2008 08:13 as a reply to  @ FarmerDave8N's post |  #6

Dave,

I'm using an Atlas with EQMOD and Pulseguide and LOVING it Lol


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Nov 17, 2008 08:14 |  #7

strgazr27 wrote in post #6702940 (external link)
I am using a prototype .8 reducer/flattener that I am testing for Mike B. at Astronomics and Astronomy Technologies. Should start shipping around January and they are EVERY bit as good as the TV .8 units at about 1/2 the cost ;)

Sounds great, will have to investigate. And hope you're on the way to a proper recovery...has it meant you've been off work or something, and able to spend more late nights up lying under the stars?! ;)

Fantastic images by the way! :cool:


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Nov 17, 2008 09:01 |  #8

Couple of great shots and glad your feeling better now ! That is a nasty trial you went throught !




  
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Nov 17, 2008 09:20 |  #9

WOW some great shots there...


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Nov 17, 2008 10:08 as a reply to  @ bbulldog's post |  #10

At the moment I can only dream of producing images like those. Excellent work.


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Nov 17, 2008 12:23 |  #11

strgazr27 wrote in post #6702940 (external link)
Steve,

Yes I did and forgot to mention that. I am using a prototype .8 reducer/flattener that I am testing for Mike B. at Astronomics and Astronomy Technologies. Should start shipping around January and they are EVERY bit as good as the TV .8 units at about 1/2 the cost ;)

Cool, thanks for the info. Do you think they'll have one available that would work well with a TAK FS-60C? I need one but am having trouble dishing out the $320 for the TAK model.


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Nov 17, 2008 16:00 |  #12

Excellent photos!


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Nov 18, 2008 12:59 |  #13

Nighthound wrote in post #6704551 (external link)
Cool, thanks for the info. Do you think they'll have one available that would work well with a TAK FS-60C? I need one but am having trouble dishing out the $320 for the TAK model.

Steve,

It worked very well with my AT-66ED so I can't see why it would not work well with the baby Tak.

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Nov 18, 2008 14:22 |  #14

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Steve,

It worked very well with my AT-66ED so I can't see why it would not work well with the baby Tak.

CS's

That would be great. Only question is if it will match up thread wise with my TAK hardware. I guess I need to give them a call. Thanks a lot for your help.


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Nov 19, 2008 22:54 |  #15

Nice shots Bobby. I thought you sold the Atlas for a cge and then a tak mount?


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