SaratogaSkies Jim Solomon's Astropics


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December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts

Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!

Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!

Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!



Here's a summary of my imaging equipment. See my Astrophotography Cookbook for more details.

Mount: Celestron AS-GT (CG-5); Takahashi NJP; Astro-Physics 1200GTO

Scopes/lenses: Celestron C8-N (8" f/5 Newtonian); Celestron C9.25-SCT (9.25" f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain); Orion ED80 (80mm f/7.5 APO Refractor); Orion ST80 (80mm f/5 Achromatic Refractor); Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM lens; Canon EF 28mm - 80mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 IV USM lens; Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM lens; Takahashi Mewlon 180; TMB 80/480; TMB 152/1200; Canon EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM lens; AP Starfire 160EDF APO Refractor; Orion ST80 w/ Celestron 2x "Kit" Barlow; Celestron C8-N (8" f/5 Newtonian); TMB 80/480; TMB 152/1200

Additional Optics: Celestron/Baader Multi Purpose Coma Corrector (MPCC); TeleVue 2x Barlow; Celestron F/6.3 Reducer/Corrector (0.63x); TeleVue #TRF-2008, 0.8x Reducer/Flatener For TV-85 And TV-76; William Optics 2" APO 0.8x Reducer/Field Flattener; Celestron "Kit" 4mm Plössl; Celestron "Kit" 9mm Plössl; University Optics 7mm HD Ortho; Takahashi Corrector for Mewlons (TMC1800); TeleVue 5x PowerMate

Cameras: Canon Rebel XT (350D); Canon Digital Rebel (300D); Nikon D100; Philips ToUcam Pro II (840k); SBIG ST-2000XM; Canon 5D

Filters: Promaster 72mm UV Filter; Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizer; Hutech Hα Front Filter (HA-FF); Baader UV/IR Rejection Filter; Astrodon LRGB I-Series Filters; Astrodon RGB I-Series Filters; Astrodon SII, Hα, OIII 6nm Filters; Astrodon Hα OIII 6nm Filters; Astrodon Hα 6nm Filter

Software: IRIS; Photoshop CS2; DSLRFocus; GADFly 1.0.5; JimP; Philips VRecord; QCFocus; GuideDog; CCDSoft