BackyardEOS ~ Purpose-built astrophotography software!http://www.backyardeos.com/CANON, NIKON, QSI, SBIG, ATIK, SX, ASI, QHY, SSAGAT8RC, AT6RC, AT65EDQ, EON 120mm, Lunt 60THa B1200ASTRODON LRGB Ha NII SII OIII (3nm), IDAS, CLS, SkyGlow10Micron GM2000HPS (ordered), NEQ6, HEQ5, CG5-GTOne clear night a year
rcx10", sx h9c, lodestar, zs 80 ed, plus load bits
Orion Apex 127 - Desert Sky DSV-1 Alt-Az on a surveyor's tripod. Ioptron SmartEQ Pro. Nikon D5000, Fujifilm IS Pro DSLR. A few Nikon lenses and a ProOptic 500mm reflex lens for fun.
Quote:Orion Starshoot guiders are popular but I wouldn't recommend using them in an observatory unless it's climate controlled during the day. I had a new SSAG break completely because I left it attached in my observatory and it didn't like that. My obs is just a converted outdoor shed and it's not climate controlled in any way.
Quote:Most of the advanced CCD cameras have an auto guiding second CCD chip along with the main imaging chip..
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