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Posts Made By: Andre Moutinho

May 21, 2005 04:06 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Small astigmatism about the best focus.

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,
Is it common having a very very small amount of astigmatism between the transistion of the inside and outside focus using high magnification (2x aperture in mm). Only by gently rocking the focus about the position of best focus. Does it cause much quality loss?

Thanks,
Andre

June 16, 2005 06:12 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Is Pentax *istD good for astrophotography ????

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

Any comments regarding Pentax *ist D and astrophotography ? Is it better than Canon 300D ? Its smaller, lighter, has long exposure noise reduction functions and a bigger CCD sensor!
Thanks,
Andre


June 21, 2005 10:39 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Can the GP-Economy mount be used for astrophotogra

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Can the Vixen GP-Economy mount be used for astrophotography ?
What is the difference between the Vixen Gp-e and GP ?
Thanks,
Andre

June 22, 2005 12:43 AM Forum: Eyepieces

low power ep for my 12.5 f4.7 scope

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

it's time now to have a really decent low power ep. I have some SWA BO (20 and 32) but the edge quality is very poor in my 12.5 f4.7 scope. I am considering a Panoptic 24mm or 27mm. The 24mm seems more famous, but the 27mm gives me more real field. I live in a medium PL city. Which ep do you suggest ? I already have the 4000 UWA 8.8 and 4000 UWA 14 eps.

Thanks,
Andre

June 22, 2005 12:45 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

low power of for my 12.5" f4.7

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

it's time now to have a really decent low power ep. I have some SWA BO (20 and 32) but the edge quality is very poor in my 12.5 f4.7 scope. I am considering a Panoptic 24mm or 27mm. The 24mm seems more famous, but the 27mm gives me more real field. I live in a medium PL city. Which ep do you suggest ? I already have the 4000 UWA 8.8 and 4000 UWA 14 eps.

Thanks,
Andre

June 25, 2005 12:34 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

solar filter for 80ED

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,
Which solar filter gives nice color and more details of the sun ? I intend to find one for a 80ED.
Another question, what kind of filter gives me sun details such as prominences?

Thanks,
Andre

June 25, 2005 03:50 AM Forum: Film Astrophotography - Imaging and Processing

Zeiss sonnar M42 lens with K and OM mount cameras

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

There exists an adapter to use a M42 lens with a K or OM lens camera ?

Thanks,
Andre

June 28, 2005 06:16 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Does anyone know anything about Eclipse Telescopes

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Does anyone know anything about Eclipse Telescopes company ?
Equipment quality, etc...
http://www.eclipse-telescopes-usa.com

Thanks,
Andre

August 7, 2005 05:04 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

What is the precison of a mount RA worm gear for astrophotography usage ?

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

I am thinking to replace my SVP RA worm-gearm for a better one. I will ask someone to build another. Does anone know which precision this part must have for astrophotography usage ??

Thanks,
Andre

August 7, 2005 05:06 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

What is the precison of a mount worm-gear for astr

Posted By Andre Moutinho

Hi,

I am thinking to replace my SVP RA worm-gearm for a better one. I will ask someone to build another. Does anone know which precision this part must have in order to do astrophotography ??

Thanks,
Andre