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Orion 190mm Mak-Newt iOptron iEQ45 - Modifications http://www.the3dwizard.net/index.php/astronomy/ieq45 Orion 80mm ST or 50mm Mini guider Orion StarShoot AutoGuider or QHY5L-II Canon 60D (modified by Brent Oliver) BackyardEOS, Sequence Generator Pro
Photo: Qhy9 mono + qhy 5x2" filter wheel and Baader 2" LRGB, Ha, O3 and S2 filters , Meade DSI Pro 2 as guider, TS 9mm off-axis guider Binoculars: Nikon Action 12x50 Telescopes: Skywatcher Evostar 120ED f7.5 APO + TS 2" flattener Mounts: HEQ5 Pro Eyepieces: Nagler 11mm type6, Pentax XW 7mm, Televue 2X barlow 1.25"
Quote:Your Atlas is controllable using EQASCOM, a downloadable piece of software. You'll also need the ASCOM platform and a planetarium program such as CdC, both available as downloads.EQASCOM (aka EQMOD) builds a pointing model that uses fixed, relative to where your scope is set up, altitude and azimuth points. A target's celestial coordinates are fed into the equation of time formula to determine its current azimuth and altitude which is then used with the alignment points you've set to determine where to point the mount. This technique is very very accurate and, with a number of alignment points, is insensitive to polar alignment errors.Phil
10Micron GM2000HPS, 10Micron GM1000HPS, SW NEQ6 Takahashi FSQ106 EDX III, SW 190MN, TS Riccardi 130 f/5.2 SBIT ST-8300M, QSI 683wsg8 SX Wheel, Baader 2" filters, Baader 36mm filters, Astrodon QSI filters http://astro.frejvall.se
Quote:If you're using software already, very good accuracy is not really needed if you can plate-solve after.