“An Astrophotographer without his equipment … is like a Human without his Soul.”


• Optics: Takahashi FSQ85EDX (85/450); Skywatcher 130 PDS (newton 130/650).
• Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6 Pro (mod, 4 years).
• Guide scopes: PrimaluceLab compact guide 60/240.
• Guide cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mini mono; ASI120MM.
Focusers: PrimaluceLab Sesto Senso; ZWO EAF-Electronic Automatic Focuser.
• Remote control units (PC): Primalucelab Eagle 3S.
Main cameras: QHY163M mono (under repair); QHY163M mono (new); QHY163C color.
Coma corrector: Baader MPCC, coma corrector.
• Collimator: Hotech SCA da 2″ laser (50.8 mm).
Filter wheel: QHYCCD QHYCFW-2-M motorized filter wheel.
• Filters: IDAS LPS D1, Optolong L-Pro, Astronomik LRGB (36mm), Astronomik Ha SII OIII (36 mm, 12 nm), Optolong L-eNhance 2″ (50,8 mm).

Planetary & Observation

• Optic: Skywatcher Dobson 10″ 250/1200 f4.8.
• Mount: Altazimuth dobsonian go-to.
• Main cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mono; ZWO ASI120MC color; Canon EOS 550D.
• Coma corrector: Baader MPCC, coma corrector.
• Barlow lens: Tecnosky APO 3 elements 2X (31.8 mm).
Collimator: Hotech SCA da 2″ laser (50.8 mm).
Filters: Baader IR-Pass 685nm (31,8 mm); Astrosolar filter (on the scope cap).
• Eyepiece: Plössl standard 20 mm and 10 mm.

Large Field

• Optic: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
• Mount: Skywatcher EQ3 Pro go-to (steel tripod).
• Main cameras: Canon EOS 550D; Canon 450D (mod full spectrum).
• Filters: Optolong L-Pro EOS clip.

Skies Quality

Bortle: 5/10
SQM: ~ 19.55

“Tutti” ogni giorno cercano sempre come farsi guerra e avere il potere. Io invece volgo il mio capo verso su e l’unica cosa che cerco è la Pace.

“Everybody” every day, always they try to make war and have power. Me instead I turn my head up and the only thing I look for is Peace.


Remember to Live,
Life is Beautiful.
© • Cristian Cestaro