open cluster ngc2244 and nebula the rosette in monoceros
canon 700d + pn208 11 x 120s @ ISO800
Time only for a few snaps, but a good target to try -the rather nice- google dfine2.
The SkyWatcher coma corrector is designed for cheap flimsy Chinese SkyWatcher telescopes, so I thought it would be well suited to my cheap Chinese not-worth-the-paper-it's-written-on reflector. Indeed it was and with the added attraction of a wider fov. Here we are at f3.5
|nebula ngc2174 monkey's head in orion|
canon 700d + pn208 26 x 120s @ ISO800
Cables everywhere. A mess. Weather is poor. Cheap Fast Chinese Rubbish in amateurish hands. The eternal optimist grabs a few snaps at f3.9. I'm expecting too much. I'm gonna need longer on this.
nebula IC405 flaming star in auriga
700d + pn208 18 x 120s @ ISO800
My trusty old MPCC worked. Out of the box. Almost. I must be doing something wrong. You know. Cheap-Chinese-rubbish-not-worth-the-paper-it's-written-on and all that. But wait. I think Baader are German. Ah, but made in China of course.
Must try the Cheap Chinese SWCC. Not only a cc but a 0.9 reducer: 208mm f3.5? I wonder.
Time to test the cc. Star fields are tough on all ccs...
Comparison with the nt150
|clusters m35 centre and ngc2158 in gemini|
canon 1200d + pn208 with baader mpcc 20 x 60s @ ISO800
Well, it looks like fast Chinese rubbish isn't the tale of woe it once was. Technology moves forward. Chinese telescopes are no longer the flimsy blue Skywatchers of the '90s. This is what it can do in 20 minutes. It makes my f6 refractor look miserably dim...
|stars sterope taygeta maia celaeno electra merope as part of open cluster m45 the pleiades in taurus|
canon 1200d + pn208 18x60s @ ISO800