SH2-171 region in SHO Palette

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SH2-171 region in SHO Palette




Telescopi O Obiettivi Di Acquisizione: William Optics Redcat 51

Camere Di Acquisizione: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Montature: Sky-Watcher EQM-35 

Filtri: Astronomik H-alpha CCD 6nm 1.25″ · Astronomik OIII CCD 6nm 1.25″ · Astronomik SII CCD 6nm 1.25″

Accessori: ZWO ASIAIR Pro · ZWO EAF · ZWO EFW 8 x 1.25″ / 31mm

Software: Adobe Photoshop · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Telescopi o Obiettivi Di Guida: QHYCCD Mini Guide Scope

Camere Di Guida: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Asiair PRO remote controlling

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My astrophotography gear is actually set up as follow:

Mount: Skywatcher EQM35 Pro Synscan goto

Scope: William Optics Redcat 51 

Main camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool pro

Guidescope: QHY miniscope 30/130

Guide camera: ZWO ASI 120mm mini 

Filter Wheel: ZWO AFW 8×1,25″ (LRGBHSO by Astronomic, 8th place actually empty) 

Focuser: ZWO EF with ProAstroGear Blackcat adaptator (excellent!!!) 

WiFi: ZWO WiFi Extender for ASIAIR Pro


All astrophotography setup power is cabled to electric line by a TP-Link Tapo P100 mini Smart Wi-fi socket thus to start asiair pro and powering all astrophotography gear by remote control. between domestic line to TAPo Wi-Fi socket a Tecnoware UPS ERA PLUS 750 is placed to grant stability of electric line flux and proper protection against black-out. 

Asiair pro provides to supply main camera, EQM35 mount and wifi-extender. 

ASIAIR pro USB3 ports get ASI 1600 main camera and 128gb USB stick. Asiair pro USB2 ports get EFW and EQM35 plug. ASI 1600 Main camera usb hub provides to supply asi 120 mini guide and asi focuser. 

Wi-Fi lines

Home observatory Whireless line is provided by my domestic Huawei B311-211 Router 4g Wireless LTE with a standard (actually Iliad) sim. ZWO wifi extender is set-up to extend Huawei Whireless line.Asiair Pro is set up in station mode linking at Huawei wifi line. 

Remote controlling

A domestic smart-tv Windows 10 mini pc Bmax B2 (128gb/8gb) is adapted for remote operation and ASIAIR pro controlling by running :

— VLC server for remote control 

— Bluestack Android simulator with asiair pro app installed 
Other solution I’ve red and experimented, red and not experimented.  Some of them probably could better fit to remote controlling of ASIAIR pro “grounded” or not Astrophotography gear, especially Astroberry – from which I came , stellarmate or Primaluce system. Moreover I’m not happy at all to had switched from an open source grounded systems to windowz stuff, but I sincerely admit that imo this is the most stable, regular and trustable system I have had under my hands. 

Further development I wish to implement further development as for instance

  1. Remote controlled telescope dust-cover to be opened / closed on demand. Best if provided of Flattener panel, thus to create optimized dark/flat calibration files for best performance in post-production. 

thinking about WO REDCAT 51 FLAP PANEL (FP1) by Cfr.

  1. A better video surveillance and anti-thief system to be developed into my domestic security system
  1. Windowz mini pc formatting for at least an Ubuntu stable version

for 1. and 2. I probably made operative again my Raspberry pi 4b and find money and time to do. For 3.  just waiting for Easter holidays or a long weekend grinning face
Hoped I helped or going to help someone. Please forgive my bad English and feel free to share any suggestion, idea or opinion U may want. Wishing everybody clear skies. 

Svbony SV106 achromatic guidescope 60/240

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This guidescope is a very versatile 60mm aperture 240mm focal, an f4 with a built-in helical focuser for precise focusing of potential guide stars.

EOS550d on WO61 Zenithstar guided by Svbony SV106 60/240mm guidescope all commanded by PHD2 & Kstars on Astroberry server (Raspberry Pi4b/4Gb)

It ensures that the main mirror accurately tracks the celestial body to be observed. I use this SV106 as a deluxe straight-through finder scope, but last nights of November, as I’m looking for the way I can realize a new idea, I tried it in astrophotography with an ASI120MC-S to understand in “pratical” how the camera is going to work with a field made by a 60/240 configuration.

Svbony SV106 60/240 guidescope with ASI120MC-S. All gear is guided by the silvery mini scope QHY 30/130 with QHY5II-L camera through PHD2/Kstars by Astroberry (the little black box on middle tripod leg)

So, in parallel with my usual set up made by EOS550d on WO Zenithstar 61, I added the ASI120 to the Svbony SV106 and made all guided by the super excellent mini guide scope ZWO 30/130mm with QHY5 camera.

All are useful results to better understand which gear I have to look at, thus I need to decide among WO Redcat/Astrocat or TS61EDPH.

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