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#1 Shakey422

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:36 AM

Today I was trying to image the moon with my ETX 125 and my new Meade LPI-G. Needless to say I don’t understand how to focus. The imager acts like an 8mm eyepiece and I don’t have enough focusing range on the scope to get a clear image. Now it must be possible but I’m failing to figure it out. Meades software instructions are scant. Any help or ideas how to get something as large as the moon in focus would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:42 AM

Probably part of your difficulty focusing the Moon is because it's overexposed. What software are you using to focus? 



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 01:03 AM

I’m using the Meade skycaprure that came with the camera.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:53 AM

Where is the camera attached?

In the diagonal where the eyepiece goes or as a straight through with the mirror flipped out of the way? I forget the name of the bit/position.

 

The optical path of each will be different and so allow you more focus range.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 07:57 PM

That is an excellent point. I was attaching to the standard eyepiece location. I’ll give that a try. Thank you


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