Category Archives: Equipment

My Equipment, current and previously owned.

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Antares to Rho Ophiuchi

June 1st, 8th and 15th 2013: This is my second light with the FSQ106EDX-III and I wanted to try to capture some nebulosity.  It also happened that I had been waiting to shoot this region of the skies for years. … Continue reading

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New wide field setup

Last year my DSLR died. I could have bought another one and have it modified but I was already well into my 17″ CDK project and thought I should just get the CCD camera I had already chosen for the … Continue reading

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The Virgo Cluster

May 11th 2013: It’s been over 8 months since I was out imaging. Combination of bad weather and battles with equipment to get things straight convinced me to get an imaging scope that is adapted to my new full frame … Continue reading

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Refocusing Script for MaximDL

I wrote a simple script to start a focusing routine. The idea is to run this script regularly in an AutoSave sequence. A typical imaging sequence would be compose of 10 minutes of Luminance (slot 0) and 5 minutes of … Continue reading

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AT10IN – Relocating the Focuser

As explained in one of my last post, in order to reach focus on my G3-11000 I need to have the first element of the Paracorr at the edge of my draw tube (which is 1.5″ long on the Moonlite). … Continue reading

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AT10IN – Moonlite Focuser

The stock focuser on the AT10IN is a large 3.3″ pinion/rack design, it has a 2″ drawtube. It is very similar to all of the GSO focusers I’ve tried (not to say identical). It is decent enough in my opinion … Continue reading

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AT10IN – Introduction

Last month I had to let my AT8RC go because of the sudden death of my Canon T1i pushed me toward getting a CCD camera that would be a good match for the 17″ CDK that will hopefully one day finished! This … Continue reading

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G3-11000 – Unboxing

My cooled and modified Canon 500D died during my last imaging sessions in which I was imaging NGC7635, the Bubble Nebula. I still am confused about what exactly happened but it looks like it involved the ERR20, a mechanical problem … Continue reading

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NGC7635 – The Bubble Nebula

I went to Anza on the 11th of August for the Perseids and decided to spend the night imaging the Bubble Nebula (NGC7635). This was a fantastic night, I saw more meteors than I can remember seeing in a single … Continue reading

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Gemini-II – PEC

PEC was made available for Gemini-II not so long ago and I was finally able to get the tools I needed to make it happen. The current version of PEMpro which is THE reference for PE analysis is not compatible … Continue reading

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