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The imaging rig for tonight - featuring Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO. Cable management is always a struggle...

PC: Jay Aigner (aignerastro) on Instagram
: Orion and Running Man Nebulae. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 MM cooled
Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics Uniguide 50/200mm
Guiding cameras: ASI120MM Mini

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Tommy Lease - https://bit.ly/3uimluG
Headphone Nebula. Imaged through Meade's LX90.

Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300
Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC on concrete pier
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Moravian OAG
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Focal reducers: Starizona Flattener/Reducer 0.63

PC: Ronald Schliessus on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3fFB91s
NGC 3628 - Hamburger Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's LX90.

Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300
Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC on concrete pier
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Moravian OAG
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Focal reducers: Starizona Flattener/Reducer 0.63

PC: Ronald Schliessus on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/349PAFw
Rosette Nebula. Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 80mm APO.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MM-Pro
Mounts: SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro · SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starfield 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM mini
Focal reducers: Hotech 2" SCA Self-Centering Field Flattener

PC: Adriano (north.stargazer) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3uesvw8
: Horsehead and Flame Nebulae. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro
Mounts: Sky-Watcher Az-GTi
Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO Mini Guider Scope 30mm
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Joshua Carter - https://bit.ly/3ytMVVf
Mind-blowing shot of the Sun's chromosphere. You can clearly make out how the plasma changes around the sunspot due to the powerful magnetic field lines.

Captured by Meade Brand Ambassador, Andrew McCarthy (cosmic_background) on Instagram.
M63 - Sunflower Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's 10" SCT.

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D
Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6
Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 100/500 Achromatic Refractor

PC: Carlo Caligiuri on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/34jgpad
Day of (solar) imaging. Featuring Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO on LX85 Mount, with White-Light Herschel Wedge and LPI-G Advanced (Monochrome).

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Richard Keele of Keele Photography
Did you catch the Full Moon, Supermoon, Blood Moon, and Total Lunar Eclipse - all in one?!

PC: Meade Team Brand Ambassador, Andrew McCarthy (cosmic_background) on Instagram.
NGC 7000 - North America Nebula. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm Mono
Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: william optics 50mm GuideScope Uniguide
Guiding cameras: asi zwo 120 MM mini

PC: Josh Jones on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/2TfFrVJ
Special treat for all the early risers! Catch the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse happening early tomorrow morning on Wednesday, May 26th. Peak time will be around 4AM PST. Check it out if you can!
M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's Series 5000 APO.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294 MC Cooled
Mounts: Sky-Watcher SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro GoTo
Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO ASI 120mm mini
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM-S ASI120MM-S (mono)

PC: Tom Roger Johnsen on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3hOXJaD
NGC 4565 - Needle Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's 115mm APO.

308 x 2 minute subs, 30 flats, 30 darks
Meade 115mm APO (no field flattener or reducer)
ASI2600MC-Pro, -25 C, Gain 100
Pegasus FocusCube 2
EQ6R Pro
Baader Neodymium
Starfield 60mm guidescope, with ASI120MM-S, PHD-2 multi-star guiding
N.I.N.A, PixInsight

PC: Gary Crawford on Facebook
: Abell 2197-2199 (Hercules Superclusters).

This is a two-panel mosaic with 14.3 hours exposure through LRGB filters. Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO.

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Fabian Rodriguez
M94 - Cat's Eye Galaxy. Imaged though Meade's 8" LX200GPS.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Angel Eyes 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120mm-Mini
Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 80ED

PC: (mackiedlm) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3hwgWNX

We strive to fuel exploration and empower curiosity. Built on the pillars of exploration, discovery, imaging, and sharing, Irvine, Calif.

based Meade Instruments is the leading designer and manufacturer of telescopes and optical accessories with an enviable worldwide reputation for its well-engineered products that enable both professional and amateur astronomy enthusiasts to experience the wonder and excitement of exploring the universe we live in. Offering the industry’s broadest product line of astronomical telescopes, solar tele

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Timeline photos 06/01/2021

The imaging rig for tonight - featuring Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO. Cable management is always a struggle...

PC: Jay Aigner (aignerastro) on Instagram

Timeline photos 05/31/2021

: Orion and Running Man Nebulae. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 MM cooled
Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics Uniguide 50/200mm
Guiding cameras: ASI120MM Mini

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Tommy Lease - https://bit.ly/3uimluG

Timeline photos 05/30/2021

Headphone Nebula. Imaged through Meade's LX90.

Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300
Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC on concrete pier
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Moravian OAG
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Focal reducers: Starizona Flattener/Reducer 0.63

PC: Ronald Schliessus on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3fFB91s

Timeline photos 05/29/2021

NGC 3628 - Hamburger Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's LX90.

Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300
Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC on concrete pier
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Moravian OAG
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Focal reducers: Starizona Flattener/Reducer 0.63

PC: Ronald Schliessus on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/349PAFw

Timeline photos 05/28/2021

Rosette Nebula. Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 80mm APO.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MM-Pro
Mounts: SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro · SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starfield 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM mini
Focal reducers: Hotech 2" SCA Self-Centering Field Flattener

PC: Adriano (north.stargazer) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3uesvw8

Timeline photos 05/28/2021

: Horsehead and Flame Nebulae. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro
Mounts: Sky-Watcher Az-GTi
Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO Mini Guider Scope 30mm
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Joshua Carter - https://bit.ly/3ytMVVf

Timeline photos 05/27/2021

Mind-blowing shot of the Sun's chromosphere. You can clearly make out how the plasma changes around the sunspot due to the powerful magnetic field lines.

Captured by Meade Brand Ambassador, Andrew McCarthy (cosmic_background) on Instagram.

Timeline photos 05/27/2021

M63 - Sunflower Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's 10" SCT.

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D
Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6
Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 100/500 Achromatic Refractor

PC: Carlo Caligiuri on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/34jgpad

Timeline photos 05/26/2021

Day of (solar) imaging. Featuring Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO on LX85 Mount, with White-Light Herschel Wedge and LPI-G Advanced (Monochrome).

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Richard Keele of Keele Photography

Timeline photos 05/26/2021

Did you catch the Full Moon, Supermoon, Blood Moon, and Total Lunar Eclipse - all in one?!

PC: Meade Team Brand Ambassador, Andrew McCarthy (cosmic_background) on Instagram.

Timeline photos 05/26/2021

NGC 7000 - North America Nebula. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm Mono
Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: william optics 50mm GuideScope Uniguide
Guiding cameras: asi zwo 120 MM mini

PC: Josh Jones on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/2TfFrVJ

Timeline photos 05/26/2021

Special treat for all the early risers! Catch the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse happening early tomorrow morning on Wednesday, May 26th. Peak time will be around 4AM PST. Check it out if you can!

Timeline photos 05/25/2021

M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's Series 5000 APO.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294 MC Cooled
Mounts: Sky-Watcher SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro GoTo
Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO ASI 120mm mini
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM-S ASI120MM-S (mono)

PC: Tom Roger Johnsen on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3hOXJaD

Timeline photos 05/24/2021

NGC 4565 - Needle Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's 115mm APO.

308 x 2 minute subs, 30 flats, 30 darks
Meade 115mm APO (no field flattener or reducer)
ASI2600MC-Pro, -25 C, Gain 100
Pegasus FocusCube 2
EQ6R Pro
Baader Neodymium
Starfield 60mm guidescope, with ASI120MM-S, PHD-2 multi-star guiding
N.I.N.A, PixInsight

PC: Gary Crawford on Facebook

Timeline photos 05/24/2021

: Abell 2197-2199 (Hercules Superclusters).

This is a two-panel mosaic with 14.3 hours exposure through LRGB filters. Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO.

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Fabian Rodriguez

Timeline photos 05/23/2021

M94 - Cat's Eye Galaxy. Imaged though Meade's 8" LX200GPS.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Angel Eyes 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120mm-Mini
Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 80ED

PC: (mackiedlm) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3hwgWNX

Timeline photos 05/22/2021

Sharp details of the Sun. Imaged through the Coronado SolarMax III.

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, Andrew McCarthy (cosmic_background) on Instagram.

Timeline photos 05/21/2021

M42 - Orion Nebula. Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 80mm APO.

Equipment & Acquisition Details:
iOptron CEM-60
Meade Instruments 80mm APO
QHY 183M
Chroma 3nm Ha Filter, 21x600"
Astronomik Type 2c RGB Filters, 150x120"

PC: Meade Brand Ambassador, William Burns (astroburns) on Instagram

Timeline photos 05/21/2021

Getting set up for imaging night. Featuring Meade's 12" LX600.

PC: Mike Benjamin on Facebook

Timeline photos 05/21/2021

M101 - Pinwheel Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 115mm APO.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM Pro
Mounts: iOptron CEM25p
Guiding cameras: ZWO 224MC
Focal reducers: Meade 6000 Series 0.8x Reducer - Flattener

PC: (grapeot) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3uW8mMv

Timeline photos 05/20/2021

M64 - Black Eye Galaxy. Imaged though Meade's 10" LX200.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM PRO cooled
Mounts: iOptron iEQ45 Pro
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini Monochrome
Focal reducers: Antares reducer f/6.3

PC: Kyle Butler (astrofotos) on Instagram - https://bit.ly/3fiHjEs

Timeline photos 05/20/2021

Sh2-101: Tulip Nebula in SHO. Imaged through Meade's LX90.

Imaging cameras: Moravian G2-8300
Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC on concrete pier
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Moravian OAG
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2
Focal reducers: Starizona Flattener/Reducer 0.63

PC: Roland Schliessus on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3hAtTGy

Timeline photos 05/19/2021

Sunset reflecting off a storm in the distance. Getting some imaging in as much as possible. Featuring Meade's Series 6000 80mm.

PC: Steven Miller (enteringingtospace) on Instagram

Timeline photos 05/19/2021

Rosette Nebula. Imaged through Meade's 80mm APO.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro-Cool
Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Atlas Pro
Focal reducers: Astro-Tech 0.8x reducer/flattener

PC: (NelsonAstrofoto) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3yffa9X

Timeline photos 05/19/2021

Gamma Cygni. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 533 MC-Pro
Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Computerized Mount
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Deluxe Guidescope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MC-S

PC: Nicholas Bradley on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3tT2IcK

Timeline photos 05/18/2021

M82 - Cigar Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's 8" LX50.

Imaging cameras: ZWO Optical ZWO ASI1600MM Cool
Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM Mini

PC: David Hickey on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3olWJMp

Timeline photos 05/17/2021

Horsehead and Flame Nebulae. Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 80mm APO.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MM-Pro
Mounts: SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Starfield 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM mini
Focal reducers: Hotech 2" SCA Self-Centering Field Flattener

PC: Adriano (north.stargazer) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3vKiZli

Timeline photos 05/17/2021

: NGC 3628 - Hamburger Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's 14" LX850.

Captured with, Meade LX850 14” SCT, AP1100GTO, ASI1600mm Pro, Eagle 3, Moonlite Focuser.

PC: Tim Morrill.

Timeline photos 05/16/2021

IC 4592 - Blue Horsehead Nebula. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

PC: Antoine & Dalia Grelin (galactic.hunter) on Instagram.

Timeline photos 05/15/2021

M81 - Bode's Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's LX65 8" ACF.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro color Camera
Mounts: iOptron CEM25P Mount
Focal reducers: TS-Optics CCD47 0,67x Reducer

PC: Matteo Mooren on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3h8RduK

Timeline photos 05/14/2021

Captured prominence activity of the Sun. Imaged through the Coronado SolarMax 90.

- 90mm refractor with 1350mm focal length
- Coronado Solarmax 90
- M145 Mount
- ZWO ASI290MM
- 2x7000 frames, Gain 110, 0.28ms and 2.17ms exposure time

PC: (pomarine) on Reddit - https://bit.ly/2O9wg72

Timeline photos 05/14/2021

It's almost about that time! Featuring Meade's 115mm APO.

PC: Jay (aignerastro) on Instagram.

Timeline photos 05/14/2021

M8 - M20 (2-Panel Mosaic). Imaged through Meade's Series 6000 80mm APO.

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ¨6-R Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 6000 Series 80mm ED Triplet f/6 Apochromatic Refractor
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II

PC: Mauricio Christiano de Souza on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3nX1882

Timeline photos 05/13/2021

M65 & M66 - A duo in Leo. Imaged through Meade's 2080 8" LX5.

Imaging cameras: Meade DSI 3 Pro
Mounts: Meade Fork mount w/wedge Meade
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 8x50mm Finder/Guider
Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot autoguider
Focal reducers: Meade f3.3 focal reducer/field flattener

PC: Tom Gray on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/2R23ZRg

Timeline photos 05/13/2021

Messier 13 - The Great Hercules Cluster. Imaged through Meade's 8" Starfinder.

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 cooled mono
Mounts: Losmandy GM-8
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Svbony 60mm guidescope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

PC: William Maxwell on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3h7fcKP

Timeline photos 05/12/2021

The image is a result of 70 images, each image is 30 megapixels. The illuminated disc of the Moon is a stack of 65 images.

Gear:
Canon 90D camera
Meade Instruments 130mm APO

PC: Rami Ammoun (rami_astro) on Instagram

Timeline photos 05/12/2021

NGC 4565 - Needle Galaxy. Imaged through Meade's 8" LX200GPS.

Mounts: Meade LX200 Polar
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Angeleyes Angel Eyes 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120mm-Mini
Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer 80ED

PC: (mackiedlm) on AstroBin - https://bit.ly/3hbQp8y

Timeline photos 05/11/2021

Orion Nebula. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

GEAR-
Mount : eq6rpro
Telescope : Meade 70 Quadruplet
Camera : asi294mcpro
Guide camera : asi120mm asi224mc
Filter : L-Pro Filter

PC: Aran (astrocarpets) on Instagram

Timeline photos 05/10/2021

Rosette Nebula. Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

•Mount-CEM25P
•Telescope- Meade 70mm astrograph
•Camera- ZWO ASI1600 MM pro/ ASI 224 MC for guiding

PC: (dixon_astro) on Instagram

Timeline photos 05/09/2021

"Heart of Cygnus". Imaged through Meade's 70mm Astrograph.

Tech Stuff:⁣
Meade Instruments Series 6000 70mm Astrograph⁣
Zwo Asi 533Mc-Pro -20c, 100 gain, 50 offset⁣
Optolong l-eXtreme 7nm Ha, 7nm Oiii duoband filter⁣
Orion Sirius eq-g goto mount guided with phd2 multi star guiding⁣
Orion 50mm mini guide scope + Asi 120mc-s guide camera⁣

Data acquired with NINA:⁣
26 300s subs ⁣
25 darks⁣
20 flats and 20 dark flats⁣
Stacked in DSS, Processed in Pixinsight and Photoshop cc 2019⁣

PC: Nick Bradley (highonspxce) on Instagram

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