The Frugal Astrophotographer
Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:08 PM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:27 PM
congratulations to the article and pictures. The joy you get out of the picturs is not directly related to the money put into the equipment! Doing "cheap" astrophotography is fun.
Where did you get the dovetail base for the SP mount? I am looking for something similar.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:49 PM
Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:16 PM
As a footnote; one thing I've found you can do with one of the small CCDs to enhance their capability is to take small mosaics. Taking images with a small color CCD is so easy that it doesn't take much effort to grab a set of four images and assemble a 2x2 mosaic and suddenly your little 640x480 camera can take some very nice 1024x768 fields.
Thanks again for a neat article.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 04:30 PM
PhilipP Check out this webspage:
The mounting plate and dovetail clamp are the last two parts on the page.
Thanks for the positive feedback, everyone! I think I learned from all of you at some point along the way.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:01 PM
Posted 30 April 2009 - 03:12 PM
As one who has opted for the medium of the road, I love my Meade 10" LX200R. Sure, I'd like something larger (so I can image faster), but it's not a requirement.
Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:34 PM
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