Images were taken with a self-modified
Full Spectrum Canon 6D full frame camera. I have a review of the
Canon 6D model posted HERE.
Imaging scope used was a 12"
Astro-Tech RC telescope using a new Orion HDX110 equatorial GoTo
mount. For lifting the heavy mount (55 lbs.) onto the pier and
the telescope (50 lbs.) onto the mount, I use a small hydraulic
lift table that I take with me. The tripod/pier weighs 65 lbs.
and I used a large plastic container with wheels to move it to
where I set up. A Youtube video of my Orion HDX110 field setup
can be seen HERE.
ASCOM driver was used to drive the HDX110 mount directly via
a USB2EQ5 Interface Cable.
The Orion HDX110 mount was polar
aligned at first using the mount's polar align scope and then
later tweaked using the drift align function of PHDGuiding 2.
During this New Moon period we
had 9 clear (useable) nights out of a 13 night stay.
7380 - Wizard Nebula
30 six-minute exposures at ISO
1600 captured with AT12RC at prime using Full Spectrum modified
6D were combined using DeepSkyStacker
and reduced in size for display (1400X925). 19 dark frames and
89 flats were used for calibration.
Service: I am selling and
converting Canon 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 1000D & 1100D DSLR
cameras for astro imaging. CLICK
HERE for details.
Images taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in May 2014 CLICK HERE
Images taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in April 2014
Images taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in August 2013
Images taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in May 2013 CLICK HERE
Images taken at the Fall Star
Party at Chiefland, Florida in November 2012 CLICK
Images taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in August 2012
Images taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in July 2012 CLICK HERE
Images taken at Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park in June 2012 CLICK HERE
Detailed instructions for modifying
a Canon 450D, 1000D, 1100D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D & 700D
Considering a DSLR for astro imaging?
Link to my DSLR Modification
Detailed instructions for building
a whole camera peltier cooling system CLICK
Astro images with the modified
450D: CLICK HERE
My Astro YouTube videos: CLICK