This last week I finally got the components for my first imaging rig together: an HEQ5 mount and William Optics ZenithStar 73mm telescope.
For a camera I made the somewhat unusual choice of selecting the ZWO ASI290mm mini, with the idea being that I could learn the ropes on that cheaper camera, and then use it for a guide scope once I’m ready to upgrade.
So far I’m off to a rocky start and have been unable to find the focus point the last two nights. Tonight I spent the whole session pointed at various terrestrial stuff as a sanity check and still couldn’t pull it off.
Is this just an innately poor pairing of telescope and camera or is my luck bad? I tried the full range of the focus knob repeatedly and added the eyepiece extender that came with the camera as well. Maybe I just need more extension?
Any help that anyone more senior that me (read: anyone on here haha) can offer would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Edited by ngprime, 02 August 2020 - 02:55 AM.