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#1 TonyCaf

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 04:52 AM

Hi everyone!

I was just looking for some equipment suggestions for a quick set up in cold weather to do some astrophotography with a camera only. I would like to have some tracking ability but also not like to break the bank. I have a budget of around 400 dollars and was wondering if any of the members might be able to make some suggestions. I do mean cold weather (-10 F). Quick setup would be a must. I don't plan to do exposures over 10 to 15 minutes. Any suggestions? Rugged.. cheap... reliable... battery powered if possible. I looked at some of the Ioptron stuff but I heard some bad things about battery performance and cold weather. I only need about an hours worth of battery time. Also a dedicated tripod would be nice too. I do have a tripod that came with my Atlas mount and I could use that if the system was compatible. Any suggestions would be great to hear. Thanks for reading and thanks in advance.



#2 Delta608

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:19 AM

Hi everyone!

I was just looking for some equipment suggestions for a quick set up in cold weather to do some astrophotography with a camera only. I would like to have some tracking ability but also not like to break the bank. I have a budget of around 400 dollars and was wondering if any of the members might be able to make some suggestions. I do mean cold weather (-10 F). Quick setup would be a must. I don't plan to do exposures over 10 to 15 minutes. Any suggestions? Rugged.. cheap... reliable... battery powered if possible. I looked at some of the Ioptron stuff but I heard some bad things about battery performance and cold weather. I only need about an hours worth of battery time. Also a dedicated tripod would be nice too. I do have a tripod that came with my Atlas mount and I could use that if the system was compatible. Any suggestions would be great to hear. Thanks for reading and thanks in advance.

  Check out Trevor's Youtube channel....He has a few suggestions with video !! 

 

https://www.youtube....xgoi_xLdCg9J-LQ


Edited by Delta608, 22 January 2020 - 06:19 AM.


#3 Jim R

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Posted 22 January 2020 - 07:49 AM

I know your said electric preferred, but it is pretty hard to beat omegon lx2 for quick, dirty and easy!




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