- photographic optimized self-made 8 inch Newton with an Orion-UK mirror. Its tube is 4mm thick. It has been made of a special paper-fibre-resin based compound.
- tuned QHY8Pro (ALLCCD6Pro) one-shot-color camera with front-element-heater, filled with noble-gas,
- b/w guider camera sitting on a tuned off-axis-guider
- computerized TRUTEK filter wheel with L, Ha, SII, OIII filters.
- Losmandy G11 mount with Gemini Goto and an original Losmandy polar finder scope.
- high-tech ASA Focuser and a 3 inches ASA focal reducer.
- power supply and the cable station
- and a powerful Windows-7 (64Bit) laptop computer managing all the stuff above.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This new astrophotographic system consists of a:
This telescope belongs to a friend.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
This scope is like a faithful friend. It keeps what it promises. The tiny TSAPO65Q 420mm, f/6.5 flat field quadruplet is ideal for traveling, suitable for guiding, and exceptional for deep sky work. Due to its user friendly focal ratio, it is a joy to use.
Photo 1: The TS APO65Q telescope
Telescopes like this one are called "Geheimtipp" in Germany. This high quality quadruplet is capable to carry heavy camera trains and to maintain flatness till the edges of an APS sensor, commonly used in DSLR cameras. This portable scope is also suitable for visual observations of the Moon or the Sun*. More photos of it are available here. It belongs to a friend of mine.--
*Warning: a Baader astrosolar filter is mandatory in that case.