My Travel and Portable mount is a Sky Watcher All View Mount (it can be powered with AA batteries). I use it with a variety of DSLR Lenses, 50 mm and 60 mm Refractor Telescopes and for a camera, I use my Nikon D3400 (battery powered) and other ZWO cams. Also have an ASI Air to use the iPad with the ZWO cams....just an alternative path for travel...Pat Utah
Fantastic set-up; it's pretty well the direction I'm thinking of at the moment. It had occurred to me that camera lenses can be bought second hand quite cheaply and are normally manufactured to a very high standard; might be much better option than cheap guide scope with questionable optics.
Do you find much difference between 50mm and 60mm aperture, or are do they operate at roughly the same exposure speeds and show the same resolution of DSO's? I think i saw a Zwo dslr lens adapter that connected their cameras up to standard lenses which would make it an easy job to get everything to focus correctly.
Roughly how much would that Nikon 500mm lens cost?