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Stunning images Bryan and the more data you collected has paid off. My preference is the 1st image which seems to show more detail due to the colour mapping. Was the data collected with the AstroTech and the 1600MM?

I was considering the ASIAIR for my portable rig as I am using the PI with EKOS at the moment as I am for all my rigs but can see the benefit of the AIR's control via a tablet, set it, then walk away and leave it to its own devices. All my cameras are ZWO so will work fine.

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1 hour ago, TerryMcK said:

Was the data collected with the AstroTech and the 1600MM?

Terry, ah, I need to update my signature.

This was captured with my new rig:20220805_200502785_iOS.thumb.jpg.4c11d28332edfac3b03093e2c03d541a.jpg

Imaging Telescopes StellaMira 90mm ED Triplet
Imaging Cameras : ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
Mount : Sky-Watcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Filters: Antlia 3nm Narrowband H-alpha 2"  ; Antlia 3nm Narrowband Oxygen III 2" ; Antlia 3nm Narrowband Sulfur II 2"
Accessories : StellaMira 2" 0.8x Reducer / Field Flattener  ; ZWO EAF
Software : Adobe Photoshop · Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor (APP) · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · ZWO ASIAIR
Guiding Telescopes : William Optics UniGuide 50
Guiding Cameras : ZWO ASI290MM Mini


I dont have a EFW yet, so I am just using a manual filter holder for the 2" filters - waiting to sell a few more bits of equipment before I invest in a 2" EFW - this was supposed to be a compact portable rig and in some respects it is given its capability, but its neary a 10Kg setup



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1 hour ago, peter shah said:

Beautiful pallet ....exceptional


Peter, thank you, really appreciate your comment, I do feel I have taken a step forward and that I will concentrate on one project at a time and aquire much more data on a specific target , especaily as I have confidence in the automation afforded by the ASIAIR to leave the rig unattended. However I am sure the UK weather will do its best to unravel this philosophy.....



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Beautiful images and a top notch setup Bryan. 

Completely agree about the ASIair too, it’s had a huge impact on my productivity, it just works. I’ve had a number of sessions now where I just get things setup and then go to bed. I do get up in the early hours to put the cover on the rig but that’s just UK weather. 😊 

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