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
Quote:Hi ryevick:First, I'd suggest you ask these questions in the Celestron Nexstar forum farther down the forum list. There's lots of friendly, helpful, knowledgable people there with the same scope you have, and many are using it for light duty astrophotography.
CPC 1100, Mitty Wedge, Hyperstar, Nexstar 6SE, Feathertouch, JMI Crayford, Homemade Buggy, Dew System, 80mm Guidescope/Lodestar, ASI120 MM, DMK 21AU618, Canon T1i, Atik 428ex, SX Filter Wheel, Denkmeyer Binos, various Eyepieces and Powermates, Celestron FR
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
Quote:To be frank and blunt as I am know to be...
I honestly would NOT worry about using a Laptop to control the scope or to view the images on the screen..and I definitely would not even think of buying a Focal reducer camera mounts or anything else for the NEXT few DOZEN nights you can get the scope outside ..
Learn the scope how it works and why .. then star experimenting ..