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Meade LX70 Dual-Axis Drive System

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#1 Cbyeager

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:49 PM

I have a Meade LX70 mount  Dual-Axis Drive System with 6” LX 70 Cassegrain.

Whold like  suggestions on a camera fore Planetary, and is deep sky  imaging a possibility 



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM

I have an LX70 and dual axis drive with a Meade LX65 150mm MAK that I use for planetary and lunar imaging.  I use an ASI224MC camera for this. I don't do DSO imaging with this setup as I use a wide field refractor and ASI183MC Pro for DSOs.  Generally, without a focal reducer on a 6 in SCT, it will be too narrow field of view and the image will be pretty dim with a 6 in SCT which I assume is about an F/12.  You might check Starzonia for a focal reducer, (Hyperstar) and someone who uses an SCT for DSO imaging can probably help.  You may also want to check out the Astronomy Tools website. https://astronomy.to...ccd_suitability to help you decide on a camera.

 

Hope that helps,

 

johrich


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