Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s My Astrophotography Site: http://ap.x-wing.ca/
Quote:For long duration imaging, you obviously wouldn't be viewing the object whilst piggy backing or what? Why not get yourself an adapter to seat the camera on your mount itself. This may perhaps be less expensive than adding all those accessories not to mention balance issues.
Mike Lynch Frankfort KY USA
Quote:Mike,I think that you'll find that the monopod head is very versatile. By rotating the head 90* so that the tightening nob is in the back, and re-adjusting the camera on the plate, you can rotate the camera body from side-to-side. This way you will be able to get different camera angles/FOV for better framing of objects.
Quote:Glad to see you're on the way. That quick release is a good choice.BTW, should you be interested, Manfrotto makes a few other heads that takes that plate you screwed onto the camera, which might be of interest to you if you want to shoot daytime pics with a tripod, or window mount, or something on your porch.