Popular Post Carastro Posted November 4, 2020 Popular Post Share Posted November 4, 2020 I received the Esprit100 back in June, but then had to wait for the focal reducer to come into stock, I didn't want to simply use the recommended flattener as one of the reasons I bought this scope was because I wanted faster optics as I have been thoroughly spoilt with the Samyang lens. The Esprit is f5.5 and with the TS Optics TS PHOTOLINE 2 79x reducer, this brings it down to f 4.34.I then had to mess around for a while trying to get the spacing right. I have lost the plot now exactly what it is but I think it is now 57.64mm which is the best I could get, especially with stuck spacers and what I had available. I have screw fit to eliminate tilt, and I have posted the full frame (apart from cropping stacking artifacts).Anyway, the image:Atik460EX and Esprit100 + TS Optics TS PHOTOLINE 2 79x reducerHEQ5POD dome had to be taken off the walls onto the dome table as the target was at the Zenith, so also had to wait for the wind to die down.Ha 28 x 600 4h 40mOiii & Sii 18 x 300 binned (each) 3hRGB for stars 3 x 150 each (binned)Total imaging time 8 hours during bright waning gibbous Moon (3 nights past Full Moon).The last time I attempted this target from Bortle 8 it was awful (a number of years ago now).https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/mC-qLt8aBb0q_1824x0_SH1tglsS.jpg 11 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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