Setup

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


Deepsky Imaging

• Optics: Takahashi FSQ85EDX 85/450; GSO (TecnoSky) RC8 Carbon Fiber (203/1624).
• Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro (TAKA/RC8).
• Guide scopes: PrimaluceLab compact guide 60/240 (TAKA); Tecnosky Sharp Guide (70/400, RC8).
• Guide cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mini mono (TAKA/RC8).
Auto focusers: ZWO EAF (TAKA/RC8).
• Remote control units (PC): Mini Pc i5 Beelink (TAKA/RC8).
Main cameras: QHY163M mono (TAKA); QHY294M-PRO (RC8).
Powerbox: PegasusAstro-Pocket-Powerbox (TAKA/RC8).
Focal Reducer: TecnoSky 0,67X RC (RC8).
Polemaster: Polemaster QHYCCD (TAKA/RC8).
• Collimators: Hotech SCA da 2″ laser (50.8 mm); R.E.E.G.O + MOR.
Filter wheel: QHYCCD QHYCFW-2-M (7 position; 36mm TAKA) ; QHYCCD QHYCFW-2-S (5 position; 36mm RC8).
• Filters: IDAS LPS D1, Optolong L-Pro, Optolong L-eNhance 2″ (50,8 mm), 2x set of Astronomik CLS-CCD and 2x set of LRGB (36mm), Astronomik Ha SII OIII (36 mm, 12 nm).

Each element crossed out means: not in use.


Planetary Imaging & Observation

• Optic: Skywatcher 130/650 PDS; Lunt LS50THa BF600.
• Mount: Skywatcher EQ3 Pro go-to (2″ steel tripod).
• Main cameras: ZWO ASI120MM mono; ZWO ASI120MC color; Canon EOS 550D.
• Coma corrector: Baader MPCC Mark III (2″).
• Barlow lens: Tecnosky APO 3 elements 2X (31.8 mm); Tecnosky APO 4 elements 3X (31.8 mm).
Collimator: Hotech SCA da 2″ laser (50.8 mm).
Filters: Baader IR-Pass 685nm (31,8 mm); Astrodon photometric UV* (1.25″ mounted); double stack (Lunt LS50THa).
• Eyepiece: Plössl standard 25 mm and 10 mm.

Each element crossed out means: not in use.


Large Field

• Optic: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC aspherical.
• Mount: Skywatcher StarAdventurer GTi.
• Main cameras: Canon EOS 550D; Canon 450D (mod full spectrum).
• Filters: Optolong L-Pro EOS clip.


Skies Quality

Bortle: 5/10
SQM: ~ 19.55


CLICKS

“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.