I have a Meade LX600 10in F8 ACF telescope and hope to use it for remote DSO imaging. I am new to the hobby and having a few issues.
I have been struggling with a couple of questions about the scope's specifications (primarily back focus and field curvature). I don't know where to find the parts I need or even what those parts are supposed to be. I have to be honest, when I purchased the scope, I had no clue what I was getting into, so those questions came as a challenge and I started researching information about my Meade scope for remote imaging. The two biggest questions are - what is the published back focus for the scope (and by extension, what do I want to add to the image train to achieve the best result). I would like to find and purchase an automatic focuser I can control remotely via pc or asiair. Finally whether the scope produces a flat field for larger sensors (again, I have no experience with these scopes should i put some device to corrected for field curvature.
Currently my meade came with a 2" sct to 1 1/4 eyepiece holder adapter that screws on to the rear cell port. Clearly this is not going to work.
I want to attach my ASI6200MM camera. The 6200 is a full-frame sensor (36 x 24 mm). This has the SONY IMX455 CMOS. 62 Mega Pixels. 9576*6388.
Basically. I am hoping to attach a 4/3 sensor and achieving a fairly flat field. I don't know any other specifics - like if I am to be using a reducer or a flattener in their imaging train.
I would like to know if Meade has officially published the scope's back focus anywhere? Is there is anything on Meade's website?
I have been told it's 105mm, I have read it does not matter, someone wrote it is 110mm, and I found this drawing. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by justasecond, 17 January 2022 - 07:09 PM.