A portable f/2 narrowband astrophotography machine.
If you are looking for a game-changer for years now, then you may check out the following astrophotography setup.
The 10.000$ Baby is here
A game-changer is something which negates the rules.
Up to now, amazing narrowband photos were slow, fat and heavy.
Unfortunately, serious astrophotography was almost always associated with a slipped disc.
The perfect counterweight
A Tokina 300 mm f/6.3 lens acting as a guiding scope. A Starlight XPress Lodestar guiding camera is mounted on it.
A smart guiding scope
The tiny Tokina 300 mm f/6.3 Maksutov lens is the perfect guy for the job. It is small, light, and provides a good focal length at an acceptable field-stop.
The front side
This is where all the starlight comes in to change the rules.
A filter drawer is placed between the camera and the lens. The Baader 2mm thick L,R,G,B,Ha,SII,OIII filter work good on it at f/2. Thicker filters should be avoided.
We removed the front glass window of the ATIK camera and we replaced it with a Baader Turbo-Film® foil.
CAUTION: This action leads to the loss of the camera guarantee! You do this at your own risk!
A Canon-ready ATIK490 camera
An adapter for Canon lenses is mounted on the ATIK490Xm.
The powerful Sony ICX814 sensor with Anti Blooming
The sticked Baader Turbo-Film® is almost invisible if you look vertically through the camera window.
The point where dreams come true.
The back side of the Zeiss lens is Canon-ready.
Big was beautiful
As the time goes by, things and rules change.
Decades ago, astrophotography experts had prophesied fast & portable setups doing serious work for the 21st century.
Obviously, that future is now.
The Photon Hunter
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