Greetings everyone! It has been a while since I have posted here... probably since I received my telescope. However, I just wanted to show you a picture I took of the moon with my Istar Asteria 204-8 R35 scope, a 2x barlow and a normal Canon 1000D DSLR camera.
As the weather here (Korea) improves, I will be heading out more often and taking more photos. Till then, here is the Moon. This is a 6 image mosaic that turned out better than the same picture taken the day before with my Takahashi TSA-102 with the same camera.
Post by Ales - iStar Optical on Apr 12, 2015 20:36:37 GMT -5
this is a very nice, high resolution image. There is not much chromatic aberration noticeable at all. You got a very good iStar lens in your TCR. I cant wait to see some more photos. Remember the M42 shot Jean Pierre Brahic from France did with his 228 F9 Ha doublet? I think you can achieve similar results with your scope. Good luck with future imaging sessions and congratulations on job very well done with this one!
Greetings Ales, and everyone! I have my scope setup for tonight and will be attempting autoguiding for the first time with my QHY5L-II. I honestly don't expect it to work, but I would at least like to get a guide star and attempt to guide on it. There's going to be a steep learning curve since I have never done this, but crossing my fingers. Here is a pic of my setup on the roof of my villa in the overly populated and overly light polluted city of Seoul, South Korea.
Thanks Astromanuk; I can tell you it is quite difficult to get everything up on the roof. The mount is a beast, and it takes me a good 30 minutes to get everything up there and hooked up. But, I'm glad I have a rooftop to do that on. I only wish the skies here in Seoul were cleaner and darker.
I just got auto-guiding working tonight, so I am hoping to produce some decent images with both my iStar and my Tak. Tonight, I am using my Tak to create an image of M3 that I will use to compare to an image of M3 that I will take with my iStar. I will try to do both equal settings, ie. iso, exposure, etc... and then compare them.
This will actually be a lot more fun when I have an actual CCD camera and some narrowband filters. Right now I'm use a crappy Canon 1000D (unmodded) and the images are just so so to me.
More good things to come!
Istar Asteria 204-8 R35 Anastigmat Takahashi TSA-102S Takahashi Epsilon 130D Astrophysics Mach 1 Mount/Tripod Losmandy G11 with Gemini II QSI 6120wsg-5 with Astrodon 3nm Ha, OIII, SII and NIR-Lum filters