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  1. The telescope is the OneSky in the US and has a massive following (a very long thread on cloudynights). of everything I've read I've never read the focuser failed, I wouldn't worry about it.
  2. It's a Maxvision 16mm not available new now but comes up second hand.
  3. Mine took 500 grams with a little sag but it's not something I'd do often
  4. A faint grey smudge is I find less obvious when the faint light is over a bigger area like what adding magnification does.
  5. Hi I've got a 130p mirror and on edge of town and for DSO use my 16mm the most, once I've located the area with the lowest powered eyepiece to look in. I don't find looking for faint smudges helped by high magnification so I'm thinking 10mm or 11mm is too much magnification for your intent.
  6. That's a great capture of the Terminator. This would be the field of view with that sensor you linked to, the red frame. The low light, noise or shutter length are unknown. There are Mosaic tools out there, Microsoft ICE is good but I am not sure you would use it on the Moon. It would be tricky to get the images if using a non tracking mount as too long a video frame and then you get smearing rather then just a snip of static video to make a processed image from. Link to tool I used on this site. link here I think I would put DIY to good use and make an equatorial platform for the heritage first.
  7. I took the lens off and fitted a T ring with T mount to the camera. There are 3d print sketches for both available I think.
  8. Somewhere have got a link to an egg timer equatorial platform which I thought might suit the heritage. The best Moon images are taken from video and Registax is great at creating a final image. Could have fun with startrails. Starstax the process. Sequator does startrails as well now. There's more to astrophotography then sticking a camera on a telescope, steady mount is useful though. Also used an L bracket direct on the heritage base for a camera.
  9. That looks interesting I'd not heard of staranalyser, or whether that has any bearing on camera choice.
  10. Second hand as students 550d or 600d the latter has articulated screen. I agree re canon I rely on the ability to control the 1100d I use from my android device..
  11. Here's the webcam thread and with video. link I also tried camera with lens onto eyepiece link to projection image Then this is Canon 1100d in prime focus link to Canon with Heritage 130p Jupiter moon shadow transit Jupiter observing session Have also found several deep space objects from a polluted sky where I observe. M57 Ring Nebula, M42 both better using a 16mm eyepiece. The thrill of the grey smudge with averted vision is know what you are seeing the story of how far away, how old, how big etc. Then there is the Luna 100 challenge your lad could do, the Messier 100 list. Sign up to binoccularsky news letter (free) to find out what is visible now and if can find using binoculars can find using the heritage 130p. PTFE tape around the focuser helps dampen it, This is a nice blog review blog link As you are into making stuff take a look at my barn door link in my signature, you could make one of those as a project together.
  12. This has the potential to wipe lots of information, sad really. FB could be used a group page that might work for some.
  13. Oh and I also have used a DSLR in prime focus on the Moon but I won't rush to repeat that, reaching focus was tricky. I'll share the Moon images later.
  14. The best Moon image I got from the heritage 130p was using a webcam bought from ebay for under £5 I took the lens off it and used an adaptor and dropped it in the focuser and got a lovely really close image of the Moon as video, webcam controlled by my 7 inch Android tablet. Trusses were dropped about 1 inch. The heritage will show a moon transit shadow over Jupiter's surface and I counted 5 bands that day. I used a 6mm spl eyepiece and 1.6 barlow.
  15. I use mine with a celstron liFePo4 battery as small and light.
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