Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    TareqPhoto's Avatar
    TareqPhoto is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 6,615, Level: 56
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 135
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!5 Threads Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    UAE
    Posts
    1,042
    Points
    6,615
    Level
    56
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 87x 82 Posts

    Default Filters and guiding stuff help please



    Just got a budget although it is not bad but i have to squeeze it for few items only including one expensive item, so i have to make sure all items i buy are right choices.


    1. Chroma Oiii 3nm over Astrodon because it is cheaper, agree or no?
    2. Should i buy OAG according to the guiding cam or imaging camera? or it doesn't matter really?
    3. Does anyone here used dark filter for dark frames? if so what is the impression?




    I have to think about a filter wheel, but sounds i will pass it for now and try hard with what i have for miracle maybe, so if i will use ZWO filter wheel which has smaller mount adapter or window than QHY so not sure if OAG should be from ZWO as well or from QHY, my main camera is QHY163M.

    I have to decide very soon, so within 2 days i will order it and hopefully i don't regret it,, i may try to go with guide scopes i have, but something telling me that with the Newt 8" the OAG will do me better job and less issues once i set up it properly, for my Canon lenses or even future refr i can use whatever guide scope i have, but i keep thinking about my Newt to be used as soon as possible, for DSO at least, it will be fine over planetary imaging, but it must be combined with guiding anyway.
    Scopes: SkyWatcher 180mm f/15 Mak, SkyWatcher StarTravel 80 OTA Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6/GT
    Cameras: QHY163M, QHY5II-L-M, ZWO ASI120MC[damaged], Sony A7r, Canon [1DX, 1DsIII, 1DIII, 1DsII, 5D, 30D], Hasselblad H4D-60
    Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm[1.25"], Cyclops Optics LUX-Series LRGB[36mm], Optolong Ha/OIII/SII[36mm], Baader Neodymium, Baader Contrast Booster, Skywatcher UHC & OIII
    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8X42 WP BINOCULAR

  2. #2
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 84,332, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity & Post & Thread Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    19,544
    Points
    84,332
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,712
    Thanked 6,028x 5,064 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5

    Default Re: Filters and guiding stuff help please

    Hello Tareq, everyone has moved over to www.theskysearchers.com
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier
    Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2"
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite
    Eyepieces: A-Z

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    / camera. - Gabrielle

    Ya gotta keep this Apo/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    thing in some balance of perspective. Apos are awesome, but long focus Achros aren't that far behind them - Siriusandthepup (CN)

    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind. - Jon Isaacs (CN)

  3. #3
    TareqPhoto's Avatar
    TareqPhoto is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 6,615, Level: 56
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 135
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!5 Threads Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    UAE
    Posts
    1,042
    Points
    6,615
    Level
    56
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 87x 82 Posts

    Default Re: Filters and guiding stuff help please

    Ok, thank you very much
    Scopes: SkyWatcher 180mm f/15 Mak, SkyWatcher StarTravel 80 OTA Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6/GT
    Cameras: QHY163M, QHY5II-L-M, ZWO ASI120MC[damaged], Sony A7r, Canon [1DX, 1DsIII, 1DIII, 1DsII, 5D, 30D], Hasselblad H4D-60
    Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm[1.25"], Cyclops Optics LUX-Series LRGB[36mm], Optolong Ha/OIII/SII[36mm], Baader Neodymium, Baader Contrast Booster, Skywatcher UHC & OIII
    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8X42 WP BINOCULAR

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Perseids: Ultra-wide field 8mm fisheye imaging - guiding or no guiding?
    By Robert Westbrook in forum Astronomy Digital Cameras Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-12-2017, 01:35 AM
  2. Replies: 35
    Last Post: 03-10-2013, 02:24 PM
  3. I need a good place to purchase filters and other stuff.
    By meteor_man in forum Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-08-2011, 09:00 AM
  4. couple of questions about guiding and macs and filters
    By AJin YYC in forum Astronomy Digital Cameras Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-31-2010, 11:54 AM
  5. is non-living stuff turning into living stuff from scratch even today?
    By RSF Group in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 08-27-2006, 05:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 11:58 PM.