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Adventures with an Altair Astro 6" RC


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Hello everyone!


 


Some of you may have seen some of these from another forum, but I thought I join up over here on EMS too.


 


This is a little showcase thread of my adventures with the Altair 6" RC OTA during 2013, an imaging scope which I believe is hugely underated. It took a lttle getting used to and needs a good reducer, I use an Astro Physics CCDT67 to brink it down to a 920mm f/6, which is more than useable for DSO imaging.


 


My images are all taken with an Atik 314l+ camera, I use an IDASLP2, Baader LRBG and Astrodon narrowband filters. The images are all processed in Pixinsight and CS5.


 


I hope you like my images from 2013 and make you think twice obout the litle 6" RC that pack a puch well abouve it's weight.


 


John


 


Bok Globules in the Rosette


 


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California Nebula 2 panel mosaic in Ha


 


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Tadpoles in Auriga


 


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Melotte 15


 


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Pacman Nebula


 


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Coccoon Nebula


 


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Rising Pillars of Gas in the Soul Nebula


 


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Thanks for looking :)

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Thanks for posting.


 


Really enjoyed these stunning images - your efforts paid off.......


 


Do you have links to any more of your images?


 


Cheers,


 


Adrian

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Superb images John - no one would believe a 6 inch scope - size isn't always everything (excusing Martyn's avatar above)!


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John, that is beyond doubt the best set of images I have seen to date with this scope. Absolutely beautiful. The star formation structures are so clear, and you've captured such tonality and depth. These 6" RC scopes do take a bit of adjustment and fettling, but at the price, they can and do deliver - in the right hands, congrats! Nick

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Thank you again everyone! I have to agree with Nick, the price you pay for a new 6" RC is a bargain if you are prepaired to spend a little effort setting it up right. Paired with the CCDT67 reducer it is a killer imaging scope.


 


Think of the price of an equivalent 900mm f/6 triplet refractor, a minumum of x5 the price of the 6" RC!!!!


 


Nick I am liking the look of those new CEM iOptron mounts and wondering what would be possible with an 8 or 10"RC on one of them!! My bank manager however isn't so enthusiastic :)


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On 1/9/2014 at 15:45, johnrt said:

Hello everyone!

 

 

 

 

Some of you may have seen some of these from another forum, but I thought I join up over here on EMS too.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a little showcase thread of my adventures with the Altair 6" RC OTA during 2013, an imaging scope which I believe is hugely underated. It took a lttle getting used to and needs a good reducer, I use an Astro Physics CCDT67 to brink it down to a 920mm f/6, which is more than useable for DSO imaging.

 

 

 

 

 

My images are all taken with an Atik 314l+ camera, I use an IDASLP2, Baader LRBG and Astrodon narrowband filters. The images are all processed in Pixinsight and CS5.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you like my images from 2013 and make you think twice obout the litle 6" RC that pack a puch well abouve it's weight.

 

 

 

 

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

Bok Globules in the Rosette

 

 

 

 

 

11300035436_6012b514a7_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

California Nebula 2 panel mosaic in Ha

 

 

 

 

 

11116034265_2594650300_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Tadpoles in Auriga

 

 

 

 

 

10796135813_93a9758081_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Melotte 15

 

 

 

 

 

10160745096_dac9aec1ac_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Pacman Nebula

 

 

 

 

 

9989460034_9600a8d783_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Coccoon Nebula

 

 

 

 

 

9608756307_35d9c59787_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Rising Pillars of Gas in the Soul Nebula

 

 

 

 

 

9813677574_2ee1e1e8d3_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for looking :)

 

fabulous thread... 

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