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Moon - 250px Dob - 1000D 13/12/11


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Wow, nice one. I love the subtle colours you have brought out in the maria.

I was waiting 'till I had some big scope rings to stick my 10" on the EQ6 but I think I will have a little play with it in Dob mode now after seeing this. Well done.

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The DS I'm using is the stardard non-low-profile jobbie...

First Light Optics - Dual-speed Crayford 1.25/2 inch focuser for Skywatcher Explorer

It hasn't been a problem for inward travel. For visual an extension is required but for that shot I simply put the 1000D/MPCC straight in to the focuser. It's a poor bit of kit for imaging, though. A bit sloppy with any sort of weight in it and it moves when you try and lock it. The TS monorail is far superior without getting in to Moonlight money.

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The DS I'm using is the stardard non-low-profile jobbie...

First Light Optics - Dual-speed Crayford 1.25/2 inch focuser for Skywatcher Explorer

It hasn't been a problem for inward travel. For visual an extension is required but for that shot I simply put the 1000D/MPCC straight in to the focuser. It's a poor bit of kit for imaging, though. A bit sloppy with any sort of weight in it and it moves when you try and lock it. The TS monorail is far superior without getting in to Moonlight money.

I know a lot of people have had to mess with the GSO focuser's to get them working better so I guess the same can be done for the SW crayfords. I have absolutely no idea how it is done but I'm sure someone out there on the WWW must have had a go at changing the bearings and make adjustments to fine tune and all that.

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  • 5 weeks later...
Great shot.

I'm looking to get my first scope for AP, but have been told to not go for a Dob. Now I'm not so sure, although I know I wouldn't be able to photograph any DSO's.

Cheers

You can get away with the Moon because it's so bright and therefore the exposure time is very short (1/160th of a sec). You can do planets at a push but it's a case of letting the object drift across the field of view, which, if you're using a webcam, is very small. Therefore there isn't the time to get enough frames. Plus it's a PITA :)

If you're wanting to do DSO's at some point, get an EQ mount :D

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