M34 Open cluster

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Re: M34 Open cluster

Postby andrewscomputers » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:50 pm

Hi this is the coordinates that I got from the plate solver on the image.but it is not the whole cluster only part of it as my camera cannot take all the image.
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Andy
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Re: M34 Open cluster

Postby Aratus » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:50 pm

The camera chip being used has a small area. It will work well enough for planets and lunar work, but most deep sky objects are far too large. One way to work around this is to use it with a standard SLR camera lens rather than a telescope. A zoom lens, or a 50 or 28mm lens will capture large objects quite well. Adaptors can be picked up quite cheaply.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: M34 Open cluster

Postby andrewscomputers » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Hi Aratus thanks for the advice.I had a look and the camera comes with a 150 degree f1.6 lens and I can get a bracket to hold on the scope.so I might give that a go and experiment.
Thanks
Andy
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Re: M34 Open cluster

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:44 pm

Nice result! What does a platesolver do?
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Re: M34 Open cluster

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:50 pm

I should have paged down and seen the answer. I think the best way to get M34 is with a DSLR and zoom lens. Even better if you have a good tracking mount, unlike me.
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Re: M34 Open cluster

Postby dave.b » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:07 am

Nice!
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Re: M34 Open cluster

Postby Aratus » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:55 pm

andrewscomputers wrote:Hi Aratus thanks for the advice.I had a look and the camera comes with a 150 degree f1.6 lens and I can get a bracket to hold on the scope.so I might give that a go and experiment.
Thanks
Andy


I've been having a go at this myself. I think it has possibilities.
See this link http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/forum/all-sky-camera-t129007.html
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