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



    
        

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

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT6IN f/4 6" Imaging Newtonian

Imaging cameras: Canon T3i

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Finder Guider

Guiding cameras: ASI 120MM-S

Software: PixInsight  ·  APT  ·  PHD2

Accessory: Baader MPCC


Dates:April 10, 2020

Frames: 280x30" ISO800

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 91.67%

Temperature: 18.00


Astrometry.net job: 3403619

RA center: 9h 57' 59"

DEC center: +69° 14' 39"

Pixel scale: 1.460 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.489 degrees

Field radius: 1.022 degrees


Resolution: 3960x3120

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

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