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#1 woolbrig


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Posted 11 January 2016 - 10:53 PM

Santa was good to me this year.  For Christmas I got the following:

  • William Optics Star-71
  • ATIK EFW2 Filter Wheel
  • Astronomik SII & OIII Filters (Already have HA)
  • StarTech powered USB Hub
  • RigelSys Focuser

I've spent the last couple of weeks getting the right spacers and getting everything wired up in my observatory.  I think I have it all working now.  Just need a clear night to try it all out.  I may try some narrow band with my OSC QHY10 just to see how it turns out.  I hope this spring to get either an QHY23 or ATIK 490EX.  Right now I'm leaning toward the QHY mainly because it has -45c cooling compared to -25c for the ATIK.


My original light box I made for my SCT is way to big for this scope so I also make a smaller version to use with this scope. 


Here are a couple of shots of the setup.  The extension you see on the scope if a piece of 4" PVC pipe. I used felt furniture pads to make it fit tightly.

WO-71-1.jpg WO-71-2.jpg











Scopes: Celestron C9.25/Hyperstar, SkyWatcher 80ED Pro, WO Star-71 II Mounts: CGEM (Hypertuned), CG5  Guiding: Orion SSAG/ST80/Mini 50, OAG  Cameras: ASI120MC, ASI174MM, ASI224MC, Canon T3i (Baader Mod), QHY10, QHY23