Hello everyone, I have a question.
I just purchased a DSLR (Canon T6) and a Single Axis RA motor for my telescope (made for this telescope).
Right now I'm waiting on my T-Ring and T-Adapter to get in the mail so I can do Eye Piece shots.
Well my Celestron Astromaster 4.5 has a mounting screw on the top for a DSLR Camera.
So I mount my camera to it, turn the single axis RA motor on and begin to take some exposure shots.
The problem is - either the motor isn't fast enough, or it's too slow. There's always star trailing.
Is the motor only made for (eye pieces light gathering)? The reason I ask - is because I'd think the light in the eye piece is more focused, so the speed is directly made for that, or should it not matter so long as it's rotating?
(P.S. - yes my scope is polar aligned as well)....
The other thing is - I can't seem to find a load balance on what weight the motor can handle anywhere so I'm just not sure if my camera is adding too much weight on it.
Do you happen to know if what I'm trying to do with work?
I mean I don't expect to be able to do 1 hour exposures without issues, but I'm just doing normal exposures E.G. - 30 seconds and no matter the speed I set it on - trailing.
I mean I can understand if the motor is made for the eye piece light, but isn't that sort of relative? The speed of the Earth rotating should be the same even with a camera on top of the telescope.
I also do understand there are dedicated tools for this, but I'm trying to use what I already have, just not sure if I'm fighting a battle that can't be won by using my DSLR on top of my telescope to capture longer exposures.
Sorry everyone, I'm just trying to figure this out. So I wrote as much as I could in the initial post to elaborate on things.