Review of Mak 150

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Postby Meng Lee » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:11 am

Oh ok, he is still active and recently he will be bringing in the new skywatcher products.
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Grab and Go visual: Mak 150 + Voyager
Imaging: (Atik 16HR, StarShoot Pro)
GPD2 w SS2k
+ FS-60CB,
+ Pentax SDUF
EQ-6 Pro
+ ED115S
+ VC 200L
+ C11 (Planetary)

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WO focusser

Postby kochu » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:34 am

Meng Lee wrote:probably the best way to overcome image shift in any moving primary scope.


Hi Meng Lee,

Have you tried the WO focusser with 8 inch SCT. Is the focusser travel adequate?.

Kochu/27-6-07

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Postby Meng Lee » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:39 am

Oh, That focuser was orginally used for the 8" SCT. No problems with the travel. In NUS, we use this focuser with C9.25 and 2" diagonal then the travel appears to be reaching its limit.
Photo Album:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14113965@N03/

Grab and Go visual: Mak 150 + Voyager
Imaging: (Atik 16HR, StarShoot Pro)
GPD2 w SS2k
+ FS-60CB,
+ Pentax SDUF
EQ-6 Pro
+ ED115S
+ VC 200L
+ C11 (Planetary)

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Postby Meng Lee » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:56 pm

Mak 127 users can also install the crayford (sounds like claypot, hehe) focuser onto their MCT to to critical focussing on planets. I have the MCT-SCT adapter for that. :)

http://www.singastro.org/viewtopic.php? ... highlight=
Photo Album:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14113965@N03/

Grab and Go visual: Mak 150 + Voyager
Imaging: (Atik 16HR, StarShoot Pro)
GPD2 w SS2k
+ FS-60CB,
+ Pentax SDUF
EQ-6 Pro
+ ED115S
+ VC 200L
+ C11 (Planetary)

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Postby Meng Lee » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:12 am

Jupiter taken with Mak 150 and 3 x Barlow. Stack of 1300 frames with Lumenera at 60fps.

I hope this attests to the good images seen by the Mak.
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Postby Meng Lee » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:16 am

Further processed with Photoshop
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Postby Tachyon » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:05 am

Nice! I prefer the non-Photoshop version! Any color pics?
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Postby Meng Lee » Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:51 am

hi, sorry no colour pics. Yesterday when I saw the rather good sky was already 8pm, when I was about to go home. So I just rashly setup everything and whack a few pics then go home. So no RGB is taken.

By the way, the JPG pics are stacked in ImagesPlus as our beloved Registax cannot take more than 650 individual pics for stacking. Updated Registax does not even support JPG.

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Postby weixing » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:24 am

Hi,
Updated Registax does not even support JPG.

Hmm... RegiStax 4 does support JPG.

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Postby Meng Lee » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:06 pm

Oh yes, haha I was so blur. But since it cannot process more than 600 still frames, I use ImagesPlus auto planet align feature. It works very well too and I haven found its still frame limit..

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