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Back to basics - M81/M82 Test From Home T3i/6inchf4/Sirius

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT6IN f/4 6" Imaging Newtonian
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i / Kiss X5
Mounts
Orion Sirius EQ-G
Accessories
Baader MPCC
Software
PixInsight · PHD2 · APT
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Finder Guider
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM-S

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 10, 2020
Frames:
280×30(2h 20′) ISO800
Integration:
2h 20′
Avg. Moon age:
17.52 days
Avg. Moon phase:
91.67%
Temperature:
18.00

RA center: 09h57m59s.67

DEC center: +69°1439.3

Pixel scale: 1.460 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.489 degrees

Field radius: 1.022 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3960x3120

File size: 11.4 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

Every so often I put away the "high end" equipment and heavy automation and just go outside and image at the scope like I did when I was first starting out 17 years ago. I cobbled together a simple setup with a T3i DSLR and small cheap imaging Newtonian on an old inexpensive mount. Also tinkering with APT - a slick program and so many features for such a low price.

I included some images of the setup and the DIY motorization of focuser.

Imaged at home with around SQM 19 skies.

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Description: Simple setup

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Description: 3D printed attachment for 28BYJ-28 stepper attached to fine focus on Moonlite focuser.

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