How Many Ways Can You Skin Your Data?

Well, that depends… mostly on what filter(s) you’re using and what object you’re imaging. If you’re imaging in mono, using narrowband filters, you probably know everything below, and you can get better data and images in worse conditions. But if you’re using a dual, tri or quad-band filter with a color camera and imaging any one of the endless number of Ha & OIII rich objects in the sky, you don’t have to just settle for the endless sea of red nebulosity.

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New Projects Coming!!

It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been able to post anything, but I have a couple projects in the works!

  1. A belt drive on a Meade LX85 mount with all parts ordered on Amazon Prime for less that $25! Update: This is cancelled, but look for a video coming for why this isn’t as practical as it first seemed.
  2. A full review and workup on the OPT Radian Ultra Qaudband filter. Is it worth the price?
  3. And… do you really need that $2500 mount for your 80mm refractor?
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