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#126 kel123

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:08 AM

Yes, I tried. The ZWO camera came with nice long extension. I could move the camera in and out of the scope reaching min. and max. focus easily. So I got it close, then used the focuser on the guide scope to slowly reach best focus, that image above is as good as it gets.


You mean the focusing crosses both sides of the image?

#127 Hypoxic

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:15 AM

You mean the focusing crosses both sides of the image?

Defocused star testing with the camera looks just like this:

Small background stars look like little "X"s. I would love to test that camera on the new scope, but it got smoke checked with the mount. I can try it again with the new camera, but I'm not holding my breath.

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#128 Blackbelt76

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 04:18 PM

^^

How is the build quality on the ES 80 scope? Been in the market for a new imaging scope and have heard the focuser is not too good on these scopes, even the hex ones?

Also noticed pointing errors with my EQ6 R pro, with our without the hand controller (which, I didn't think I would, ditched for a laptop) plate solving does help some.

For some reason on mine Polaris could be about centered in the pole master screen and through the scope, it's near the bottom of the eye piece ???

I've seen a few posts across the web about the pointing accuracy.

Not sure why you are having pointing accuracy issues.

I use the polar scope to get things close, then a 3 star align, then the instructions show a simple (drift align) procedure to get the PA error reduced even further.

I shoot only at 200mm w/dslr, but am able to get 2-3min unguided w/o PEC. https://www.cloudyni...10237-ngc-7000/

Visually, objects are nearly dead center with my 8" sct using a 13mm EP.

 

 

 



#129 wilwwade86

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 04:50 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Long time lurker, finally ready to invest more in the hobby.

 

I've got a budget of 4.0k USD and looking for some advice.

 

I'm planning on getting the EQ6R-Pro ($1600 as of 5/31/20)

 

My interests are wide-field astrophotography.

 

Would you guys be able to recommend how I should spend the remaining $2400 USD?

 

I'd like to buy:

 

Rokinon 135 lens (Or Williams 61 doublet)

Camera (I like the ZWO 1600 but maybe too expensive for my budget)

Filters

Autoguide Camera

Autoguide scope

 

Is this reasonable? My interests are wide field. I've been using a t6 + star adventurer since 2016.

 

Thanks!



#130 phantom76

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 12:44 AM

PSA: Just noticed that the EQ6-R Pro went on sale on HPS. (Current discounted price $1420).

Ordered one as I have been waiting for this to go on sale. Can't wait to get the item!

 

Edit: Deal now available in most places including Astronomics.


Edited by phantom76, 01 June 2020 - 02:08 PM.

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#131 SkippyMcSkipperson

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 08:24 AM

Finally allowed to open my anniversary gift!

 

Got it setup for the first time inside and attached the new OTA.  Tonight if time permits I hope to take it outside and attempt a polar alignment also ensure the polar scope is calibrated.  Did anyone have to calibrate the polar scope on their EQ6-R?

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#132 kel123

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 11:29 AM

Hi everyone,

Long time lurker, finally ready to invest more in the hobby.

I've got a budget of 4.0k USD and looking for some advice.

I'm planning on getting the EQ6R-Pro ($1600 as of 5/31/20)

My interests are wide-field astrophotography.

Would you guys be able to recommend how I should spend the remaining $2400 USD?

I'd like to buy:

Rokinon 135 lens (Or Williams 61 doublet)
Camera (I like the ZWO 1600 but maybe too expensive for my budget)
Filters
Autoguide Camera
Autoguide scope

Is this reasonable? My interests are wide field. I've been using a t6 + star adventurer since 2016.

Thanks!


Since your question is not necessarily about the mount, I think you are better off starting a new thread in the equipments forum to ask it.

#133 Blackbelt76

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 12:29 PM

Finally allowed to open my anniversary gift!

 

Got it setup for the first time inside and attached the new OTA.  Tonight if time permits I hope to take it outside and attempt a polar alignment also ensure the polar scope is calibrated.  Did anyone have to calibrate the polar scope on their EQ6-R?

Most people are reporting not having to align the PS.

Mine was ok. Besides, it's still only a rough estimate, so being off a tad would not make that much of a diff.



#134 Hypoxic

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 12:50 PM

Saturday 5/30/20:

 

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#135 Hypoxic

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 12:53 PM

Finally allowed to open my anniversary gift!

 

 

Keeper. waytogo.gif

Of course you spoiled your significant other a little too, I assume.


Edited by Hypoxic, 01 June 2020 - 01:13 PM.


#136 SkippyMcSkipperson

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 01:26 PM

Keeper. waytogo.gif

Of course you spoiled your significant other a little too, I assume.

Indeed



#137 Hypoxic

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 01:31 PM

Indeed

The mount is great, you're really going to enjoy it. Just don't blow it up like I did. grin.gif



#138 bldeagle1

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Posted 01 June 2020 - 01:46 PM

Not sure why you are having pointing accuracy issues.

I use the polar scope to get things close, then a 3 star align, then the instructions show a simple (drift align) procedure to get the PA error reduced even further.

I shoot only at 200mm w/dslr, but am able to get 2-3min unguided w/o PEC. https://www.cloudyni...10237-ngc-7000/

Visually, objects are nearly dead center with my 8" sct using a 13mm EP.

Even easier is using EQMOD and Stellarium. 1 Star align, sync with Stellarium, whatever I pick in Stellarium is dead center every time! So much easier! :)




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