NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Module

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NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod was created by wcreech19

So far, I have roughly 2-2.5 hours on Ha on each panel after one night. I'm quite happy with the results on such limited data. Perhaps really good seeing conditions help? So how do you know when enough Hydrogen Alpha data is enough? I plan on adding RGB data to this. Not sure about Luminance at this point. Maybe use the Ha data as a luminance? On this target, is HaLRGB preferred or is HaRGB okay? Acquisition details on the linked website. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!

Also, I attached a picture of my "DIY Polemaster" which I used with the Ekos Alignment Module. It's an ASI120MM-S (I also use for guiding), an $8 25mm lens and a used pole master adapter. Total cost was $30 not including the camera I already had. FOV is about 11X8 degrees. I got way more consistent Polar Align error readings with this rather than using the main scope (420mm FL refractor). According to ekos my polar error was 0.48" when I was complete and I couldn't really see the error on the vector since the FOV was so large. I didn't have a chance to really test how good PA was with PHD but all the subs were 10 minutes so I guess it got close enough!

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Replied by Ihoujin on topic NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod

This is smart! I am going to try this with a 50mm lens.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by Ihoujin on topic NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod

I was inspired to try this for myself so I designed and 3D printed a mounting system for my mount and Star Adventurer. I am now just waiting for delivery of the lens.
INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 3B+
Lubuntu 16.04
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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Replied by tkottary on topic NGC 1499 Work in Progress and DIY "Polemaster" with Ekos Alignment Mod

I tried this thing earlier with 25mm lens and Kowa 75mm lens ..

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