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What Do Budget, Intermediate and Advance EAA Rig look like?

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#1 gatorengineer

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:17 PM

Great forum, but very little information on what is required to get started.   I am primarily interested in visual but the ability to record what is at the EP would be nice.  I am interested in learning what a Budget Setup would look like, an Intermediate Setup and advanced Setup would look like?  Scopes would vary from a 4" APO to a big un.  I(as a gentle critique -- It would also help if people would post what their images were taken with more regularly)



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 04:59 PM

https://www.cloudyni...tup/?hl= wheels


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:13 PM

This is the kit I had assembled in the late oughts. All told there was around $35,000 sitting in my backyard. The OTA was an APM/TMB 152/1200 ($9,000) sitting on a Paramount ME ($13,000) carried by an ATS pier ($1,700). The camera was focused with Optec focuser ($500) with a QSI532 ($3,700) camera and SBIG ST-402 guider ($1,400): this was in 2007 Dollars. The balance of the $35,000 was in software and the net selling price of imaging equipment bought and later sold.

 

With the exception of a larger APO or PlaneWave CDK or Ritchey-Chretien OTA, I think this setup would do someone nicely for many years.

 

APM-TMB 152 400px-2.JPG  


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:35 PM

the low budget version could be

 

ASI120 mono used

Skywatcher 80/400 used

Skywatcher Discovery WiFi GoTo

and at least an UV/IR cut filter

 

should be available for around 500 bucks


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 05:38 PM

Beautiful image but to clarify my interest I was wondering about night vision based electronically assisted eyepieces



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:40 PM

I apologize, I misread your post. Are you talking about video or still images or recording the view from an EP?



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:23 PM

Basically looking for current options on night vision Eyepieces, adding a camera to the back of the train is a later. 



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 09:27 PM

Wow, was I way off.frown.gif  




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