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My equipment

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Telescopes:

Orion Optics UK AG12

Skywatcher Explorer 190MN (Maksutov-Newton)

Skywatcher 102mm Guide-Scope

 

Mounts:

10 Micron GM1000 HPS

Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

AstroTrac TT320X-AG

 

Cameras:

Atik One 6.0

Canon EOS 100D (Modded with Baader ACF filter)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Unmodded)

 

Lenses and filters:

Canon EF 50mm f/1,4 USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8L II USM

Canon EF 200mm f/2,8L II USM

Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 Macro

Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/3.5 EX DG IF HSM

Sigma 300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG

Astrodon 1,25" L-RGB Gen 2 E-Series Filterset

Astrodon 1,25" 5nm H-Alpha Narrowband Filter

 

Other related stuff:

Sigma 1.4x APO Teleconverter

Sigma 2x APO Teleconverter

Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod

Vanguard alta 203 AP tripod

Velbon Ultra maxi mini tripod

Manfrotto 494RC2 Ball Head

Manfrotto 410 Geared Head

Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Manfrotto Micr-positioning slade 454

Velbon Super Mag Slider

Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX

Kenko Extension Tube Set 12/20/36mm (x2);

 

Equip2_2014

My current mobile setup for astro photography. Thanks to the 10 Micron GM1000 HPS mount, I do all my imaging unguided nowadays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eqip4_2014   Eqip3_2014
 

The setup is powered and computer controlled via the battery box. In case of any computer/software hassle. With this setup, I can switch to full "manual mode" any time and without any computer still be able to do both pointing/tracking model building and image acquisition..>

 

 

Eqip4_2014   Eqip3_2014

Battery box which I use to mainly power my mobile astro photo setup. Currently it contains a 80Ah leasure battery which is used as the main power source. I have also built in a small NUC / mini computer that is running Windows7. I connect to this NUC remotely via Wi-Fi.

Built in NUC visible. It runs all image acquisition, camera and mount controll applications. Besides the power conectors, the battery box has USB and wired Ethernet connection to the telescope mount and camera. Click here to see the electrical drawing of the box.

 
AB   AC
 

Macro photography studio setup. For hand held macro work in the field I mainly use the Sigma APO Macro 180mm. However occasionally I take the MP-E 65 lens with me out in the field. .>

 

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