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Observatory Parameters
Feb 20
Ashburn
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
09:39 22:49

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Member since Nov 2015

As a still kicking 71, I observe and image from my countryhouse roof, 40°50' N, 17°19' E, Selva di Fasano, Italy, using a Meade 7” apo refractor riding a reary-to-go SkyWatcher AZ EQ6 mount, after a troubled change from the old (but still valid) Losmandy G-11. Imaging camera for deep sky is Atik 428 mono, guide camera Atik Titan, planetary DMK21AU618. I am ready with the setup on the roof at the end of civil twilight, after gardening/orcharding (or sailing/swimming/dive-fishing in summer) and image until midnight to 1 a.m. Sometime I am lucky that everything, weather included, works....more...

Equipment

Telescopes / lenses

  • Meade Achromatic 178/1600 mm ED 178 REFRACTOR
  • Achromatic 70/700 mm

Cameras

  • Atik 428 EX mono
  • Atik Titan
  • TIS DMK21AU618

Mounts

  • Equatorial Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6 GT

Software

  • Artemis Capture
  • PHD Guiding (Stark Labs)
  • Dawn - Atik
  • RegiStax 6.2

Filters

  • Baader Planetarium SkyGlow

Accessories

  • Filter wheel Baader Planetarium filter slit
  • Filter wheel Baader Planetarium Dielectric RGB filters

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