I’m in the process of transitioning from shooting with a DSLR (Nikon D750) for 5 years, to a ZWO ASI294mm pro. I’ve snooped around the forums here and other places to make sure I’m doing this correctly with getting all of my accessories I need and crossing my I’s and dotting my T’s…
Here’s what I’ve been using:
- Celestron CGX mount
- Celestron 8” EdgeHD
- .7 focal reducer
- Celestron T-Adapter for my DSLR (93644)
- Celestron StarSense (rarely use it anymore, but I see that people often use it with the ASI AIR)
- Celestron Powertank (18771)
Here’s what I’ve recently bought/ordered:
- ZWO ASI 294mm pro (arriving today)
- ZWO ASI AIR Pro (backorder)
- ZWO ASI EAF (backorder)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ to run my ASI AIR
Here’s where my confusion starts – I know I need to get my filter wheel & filters. I also want to get the Hyperstar. I’m hoping that I can get one set of filters that will fit both – shooting 1420mm at F7 with the .7 reducer and 390mm at F1.9 with the Hyperstar. Is that possible and if so, what size? Would 1.25” work for both? The one that worries me is with the Hyperstar.
Other questions that have popped up –
1. What’s a good/compatible power supply/tank? I plan on using my powertank I already have to run my CGX mount. Would the Jackery 240 or 500 be good for the EAF, the ASI294, the ASI AIR and possibly a dew heater? I’d also want to run my laptop from time to time as well.
2. Back focus – My scope has a back focus of 105mm with the reducer. Am I able to use my T-Adapter to help get correct back focus for this?
3. I only live an hour from Cherry Springs. I’ll be imaging 90% of the time from the Overnight Astronomy Observation Field. What filters other than the LRGB should I look into?
Thanks for any advice/help. This is a great community!