Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
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:what about the Astro-Tech 10" f/4 imaging Newtonian optical tube. It says its about 5 pounds lighter at 29lbs would it be a good match?
Imaging: SV80ST, AT10RC, MI-250, QSI583wsgVisual: Starmaster 20"
Quote:Of course if you want to observe at the same time as you image then a Dob does make perfect sense as you can have it set up while the Atlas works away at an imaging sequence.
Quote:Quote:Of course if you want to observe at the same time as you image then a Dob does make perfect sense as you can have it set up while the Atlas works away at an imaging sequence. Yep, this is why I also have a dob in addition to imaging rig. Moonless night without clouds at a dark site over weekend is very rare, need to use every minute of it.AlexThat is an excellent point that i have over looked, Especially since When i do make it to a better dark sight once every month or two, I'm going to want to do as much of both as possible!
- Kirk My Astrophotos
Modded C9.25, Vixen SP retrofitted with DS motors and Autostar My pics Stars light the world without, to give us purpose They light us within to give us reason We live in a well-lit abyss.
Quote:I'm using a Canon XS (1000D?). I have been looking at getting a coma corrector, but there is a lot of them to chose from lol. I also ordered the Orion Awesome Autoguider Refractor Package along with it. Hopefully this set up will hold me over for the time being anyway.
Ranger Tim - McCammon, Idaho The original AP'er on a budget "I'm not a professional astronomer, but I play one on TV."
Quote:I just bit the bullet, and purchased the Atlas 8 EQ-G GoTo Reflector Telescope.
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90 RAPTOR MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar EYEPIECES:31T5;D14;D8;P20;P25;P32;TMB9 The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Quote: Now I'm wondering what would be the best way to attach my un-forked meade 8" sct OTA to the atlas mount. I need something on the cheaper end as I have already spent more money than my better half allotted me!
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:er. the OP listed the equipment he just bought.. and it includes..Orion Awesome Autoguider Refractor Telescope Package