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This will hopefully be the new thread for all things regarding the skywatcher Az Gti mount. Please share anything you think is relevant or ask any questions regarding this stunning and very capable mount. I'm hoping that this will become the central hub for this mount and the place to come to for advice, help, information and knowledge for the Az Gti. Share your images of your mount and set up along with images captured or experiences observing with it. I've owned mine since May this year and use it with my sw 72ed ds pro, asi air pro, Canon 600D in EQ mode. Even though its mot meant for astrophotography it sure can pull out some brilliant performances. I live in a 1st floor flat and portability is key for me and the goto functionality is a godsend to setup quickly. So feel free to ask anything and other az gti owners can help and advise.
So I am losing my mind with this Mount. I am having the same issues. For the life of me I can’t work it out. Here is a pic of how my scope is mounted. Would really appreciate some help as I am increasingly frustrated with this purchase. Thank you.
So is there any way to do a setup that, assuming you have a Rebel T3(Canon 1100D), can do DSO astrophotography? Guiding is off the table at the budget.
OTA: Refractor (Orion ST80?)
Mount: IDK, but it has be complete with a motor drive for $300 USD if we go with the ST80.
I'm trying to do subs of 30 sec or less, maybe 45 sec to 1 min.
Hello. I recently acquired an Ocal electronic collimator for my new 130 PDS and the image I see when I connect it is the one I attach. I can't adjust the green circle in the circle created by the end of the focuser. Not even helping me with the offset of the program, whose maximum is 20. I don't know if anyone has tried this collimator with its 130PDS. But it doesn't seem normal. Any ideas? Thank you.
This weekend my Dad and I got round to making a portable, adjustable table for my Heritage 150p. I thought I'd share how it's made in case anyone might find it useful. I can't take any credit for the planning, but I did get to use a bunch of power tools, and I'm really happy with how it's turned out!
I had some old pine bed slats kicking about in the garage, and we used these to make the top, adding 3 indentations for the scope feet. There are pronged T-nuts set into the top, which the legs screw into from underneath.
The legs are made from one length of 180cm 2x2, cut into 4 (the finished height is perfect for me at 5'5 to stand and observe). They have a thread to wood thread dowel screw in the top end, and a pronged T-nut in the foot end, into which adjustable height self-levelling feet are screwed, so uneven ground isn't a problem.
The whole thing packs down flat for transport, and will fit under the boot floor in my car.
As soon as I get a dry day I'll sand and varnish it, to protect it from dew etc.