Celestron 8SE with some eyepieces. Neximage 5 Unmodded T2i/550D Orion Sirius EQ-G
CPC1100 w/ Denk S2 power switch (IVB).
Denk Binotron-27, 2x D21 eyepieces
TV 55mm Plossl AT 38mm Titan 8, 13, 17, 22mm AT AF70 eyepieces
iPad w/Skywire/Skysafari+ StarSense
NexStar 5SE w/associated goodies
80mm refractor & manual GEM
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Quote:I got a great deal on a T2i. I know I'll need a T-Ring but I am not sure if I should get adapter that goes directly on the back of the OTA or get the one that goes into where the eyepiece goes. I plan on getting the Celestron FR. Also, does an autoguider really help that much on an alt/az mount? Right now, the only thing I am going to be taking pics of, besides the moon and planets, will be DSOs like M42 and M31.
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
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Quote:The t-adapter and DSLR will be great for pix of the moon, but beyond that I think the effort outweighs the returns from what's possible using a "proper" mount for imaging.
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Zhumell Z8. C6-SGT / ZEQ25GT. AR102 / WO Z71.Celestron 15 x 70 / Nikon 10 x 50 action series. Modest range of eyepieces, TV Barlow. Diagonals, FR's. Skytracker / Astronomik CLS II.Canon 70D / 550D.
Quote:I know the SE mount isn't designed for DSO AP. But I have seen some pretty decent pics from people using the SE mount for brighter DSOs,and that is what I am going to try. Jeff - Thanks for the kind comments about my Saturn pics. I am not finished with my NI5 yet. I am still looking forward to getting pics of Jupiter and Mars. Right now, I am saving up to get the VX mount and an autoguider. I know that AP is a rabbit hole. But I don't want to jump down it, I want to ease my way down.