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Posts Made By: Ivan Ong

May 6, 2010 06:51 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Can Losmandy GM8 Handle a C9.25

Posted By Ivan Ong

Part of the success or issue is the tripod. If you have a super sturdy tripod, the GM-8 might work out. I had my C9.25" on the following:
GP-DX: shaky to focus at high mag, kind of at the limit. HAL110 tripod inadequate.
Sphinx: shaky to focus at high mag, a tad more stable than the GP-DX. Tripod a bit inadequate.
EM-200: still shaky to focus, esp. for high mag planetary webcamming. Acceptable.
A-P Mach 1: Decent with the Eagle metal tripod. Good.

Good luck!
Ivan

May 29, 2010 05:14 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

ISS Solar Transit

Posted By Ivan Ong

A really good photo. Well done!
Ivan

September 9, 2010 08:50 AM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Milky Way Mosaic

Posted By Ivan Ong

Beautifully done, Steve. I love it!
Ivan

September 9, 2010 05:14 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Veil complex Tak Baby-Q

Posted By Ivan Ong

Here's the equipment setup. A 30 second exposure made with a Canon 50mm f1.2 lens makes it look almost day time!
Ivan

September 9, 2010 06:30 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Veil complex Tak Baby-Q

Posted By Ivan Ong

Thank you Tom. You know, I debated for a while if I should sell the reducer...but it does come in handy for this kind of FOV.
Ivan

September 10, 2010 06:03 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

M 27

Posted By Ivan Ong

Well done again Steve, fabulous and nice color.

September 12, 2010 09:35 AM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

M31 Tak baby-Q

Posted By Ivan Ong

Thank you, Tom!

October 22, 2010 05:26 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Iris Nebula

Posted By Ivan Ong

Nice! lots of detail.

January 13, 2011 05:05 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Mounting a TAK FS-102 to Losmandy Mount

Posted By Ivan Ong

That would work. The other option is to chuck the tube ring and get parallax rings for the FS-102.
That's what I did.
Ivan

May 10, 2011 11:51 AM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Leo Trio

Posted By Ivan Ong

Lovely! This is really good. Great composition, low noise and good color.
Ivan