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07-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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K01 does Astrophotos

I tried using the K01 for astrophotos a couple of nights ago. I usually use my k5 when the skies are clear. I attached an old smc m 200 F4 lens to the K01, mounted on a cgem celestron mount..
The M8 (Lagoon) M20 the (trifid) and the open cluster M21shot is a stack of 12- 90 second exposures at 1600 iso and F4.0.
M16 (the eagle ) and M17 the (swan or omega) is a stack 0f 8- 70 sec exposures at iso 1600 all stacking done with deep sky stacker.
The lighter weight of the K01 makes for easy handling. and the infinity exposure of the smc 200mm lens made focusing a snap, just turn the barrel to infinity aim and watch the image appear.
Using the wireless infrared remote was a little bit of a pain as you had to be quite close to the camera to open and close the shutter. Being close can cause camera shakes. The battery lasted the entire evening no need to replace in the middle of a sequence. I had several objects photoed that night (m13, M27 M4) try to get as much shooting on one of the few clear nights this summer. My next try with the K01 will be through my celestron 9 1/4 cat
I will be using the The K01 for wide field sky photos of meteor showers.

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07-13-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Very promising - thanks for the show!
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Excellent work.

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