Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:01 AM
Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:27 PM
The AVX supports autoguiding. I can't speak for the specific product itself. Most people around here (I think), including myself, use more "conventional" guiding consisting of a guide scope (or Off-axis guider, ie OAG), guide camera, and their computer, via PHD guiding or a similar autoguiding program to achieve the goal. It *seems like it'd do the job, but in terms of "go-ahead", I'd wait for confirmation from more experienced users who might have direct experience with this product.
Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:56 PM
The way you are phrasing the questin indicates you need a bit more to look into before you start astroimaging.
We had a show on the Astro Imaging Channel the other day that may be of value to you.
And, you will find a whole forum dedicated to astrophotography iin the Astrophotography and Sketching section here on Cloudy Nights, below.
Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:39 AM
Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:28 PM
Turn off all noise reduction.
Set the White Balance to daylight if its there.
RAW + JPEG if its avaliable.
Using zoom lenses will get no detail on planets. You'll capture Jupiter's moons, but that's it. You still need a mount....
I don't think you understand autoguiding. Autoguiding will only work with mounts that are capable of it, like the AVX and the expensive EQs.
Second, do not get the Advanced VX if possible. Spend more, its really worth it.
Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:01 PM
Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:06 PM
Its going to be complicated and expensive and heavy. If you can't live with those things, you can't do AP.
Autoguider is a must. Heavy GEM or Fork is also a must. They require polar aligning. There is no streamlined way.
First, EPs are not lenses. They are eyepieces.
6SE: don't use for AP
EPs and Barlows and filters: don't use for AP
Only thing you really have for AP are your camera lenses and cameras.
Just start with this: https://www.bhphotov...m=Y&sku=1092106
and an intervalometer.
Software: Use DSS, and find a processing program.
Edited by overnight, 25 June 2017 - 09:07 PM.
Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:07 PM
Posted 25 June 2017 - 09:11 PM
All EQs have to be polar aligned correctly. So your wedge works perfectly fine.
I still wouldn't use it for AP as its not accurate enough.
I recommend you do some more reading before throwing yourself in.
Edited by overnight, 25 June 2017 - 09:12 PM.