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Balancing the Skywatcher Esprit 80 for imaging?

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#1 bluesilver

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 06:28 PM

Hi,  I am looking at the Skywatcher Esprit 80,  I am planning to use it as a dedicated imaging scope.

Camera is a Canon EOS 600D and the guide scope is an Orion 60mm guide scope.

 

I have only just now realized looking at the images of the Esprit 80 that the mounting spot for the guide scope is off to one side.

The question is,  dose it matter if the guide scope is off to one side,  or is it best to have it mounted directly above the mounting plate that the scope it mounted to? ( hope that makes sense )

 

The other thing that i have only just realized is the very short mounting shoe that the scope comes with.

My concern is that having a Canon EOS 600D or any camera for that fact mounted to the scope,  i won't be able to get enough forward travel to balance the scope.

 

I am sure many on here have this scope and are using it for imaging and was hoping someone might be able to help out with these two questions.

The main one being balancing the scope with such a short foot.

I am sure there must be a correct setup as the scope is mainly aimed at imaging.

 

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

 

 

 



#2 cuzimthedad

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Posted 07 May 2021 - 07:11 PM

Moving to the Refractor forum



#3 bluesilver

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 01:57 AM

Thanks for that,  for some reason i posted it in the reflector section.




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