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8" Meade and neq6

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#1 djfolchetto



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Posted 06 March 2009 - 07:09 AM

I am new in this forum and I need you help. I would buy the neq6 to mount my lx200 8" because I am tired to have a lot of problems during the guiding :-( being an astrophotographer.... Moreover I would buy a CCD too. My intention is to defork my 8" and mount it on the NEQ6. I know the problem of mirror shift during the focusing and guiding, but I would undestand if I have to change the optic scope considering the CCD purchase and the expectations of this equipment configuration.
have you a nice sky.

#2 SpaceDog



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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:40 AM


I have a meade 8" and an HEQ6 Skyscan, I think this is basically the same as your setup, I guide with it using an 80mm guide scope (80mmF5 skywatcher) QHY6 and astro art.

I have no issues with the guiding of the scope, the mount is very stable and work well, however I do use EQMOD and no the hand controller, but that makes no difference for guiding because I use the guide port on the camera and mount.

Here is the most recent example of guiding and imaging with the setup from London, UK.


This is a 70% reduction of the image from an Atik 314L, Ha and Luminance combined as a false colour image.

Dispite some of the posts on this forum if you get a new EQ6, the steppers and gears etc are ok, I seven people with these mounts and we all use them for astro photography at focal lengths upto 2 meters +.

If you have any questions drop me a note.

Here's some other examples


Nearly all of them were taken with an EQ6


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