Mount for Starblast
Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:28 PM
Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:11 PM
Because the Orion StarBlast is such a short focal length instrument you just might get away with some short exposures. One thing to check before you purchase the mount is to see if you can get your camera to focus okay with the StarBlast. Some Newtonians have a hard time working with DSLR's because they do not have enough infocus.
Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:17 PM
Vixen VMC 110
AT Voyager mount
Lunt 60T H alpha B600
Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:40 PM
But then again, I know zip about AP.
I think Patrick has it about right for the Astroview mount suggestion. I'm using an EQ1 for very quick looks, but it's not really stable enough for satisfactory use in a long observing session. I found an Orion mount on Amart recently, that was a few years old, I think it was called the Skyview
at the time, but it looks a whole lot like the current Astroview. I find it seriously adequate for the SB, and I bet it would be A-OK with a RA drive. But, Orion has two possible drives, one distinctly better, no doubt the more expensive one. Someone will speak up about that.
If you ever get the chance to score a 1.25" Paracorr for your Starblast, I highly recommend it - improves an already delightful experience, significantly, IMO.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:55 PM