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Is anyone here controlling a Vixen SP2 (SB One) with an external computer for GoTo, etc. (for AP use)? Is it even possible? I have been unable to find any references to it. I see Vixen mounts suggested as fine, but expensive mounts and references to SB Ten providing GoTo capabilities but nothing to suggest it’s doable with the “simpler” version.
I’m looking for my first solid mount to do photography with a 70-80mm refractor. Starting with a mirrorless APC camera and eventually a cooled mono camera. I’ve been considering mounts I can move in and outdoors relatively easily. This mount and the HEQ-5 are the two I’m looking at most seriously at this time. The local market (western Canada) for used mounts seems to have dried up during recent times, so new is what I’m looking at. (Vixen because of their “it’s already fiddled and should just work” reputation and the HEQ-5 because it’s well known with fixes and mods well defined. (It’s also more affordable by a fair margin here.)
I am thinking about buying a Celestron Nexstar 6se to use for astrophotography at a very beginner level. I am thinking about using a ZWO ASI224MC as it seems a good option. I have a few questions about how to setup/use it - here they are:
1.) Do you just screw it on where the eyepiece is usually at?
2.) Do you just have the cable going to a computer where you have stacking spect where that stacks the photos it takes?
3.) Does it automatically take photos of planets and DSO’s?
4.) Does it need any filters to get color on nebulae as those are they primary things I want to photograph
Thats all, as you can see I am a beginner to astrophotography and just want to know how to use the camera to take decent pictures.
I currently use a Virtuoso Skywatcher without the Synscan hand controller for a project.
I'm communicating from the computer to the mount directly with a serial connection.
The problem is, I accidentally entenred the bootloader mode of the mount, and now it doesn't work anymore. (Can't even control it manually)
I'm guessing I have to update the motor controller firmware but I don't know if I can without the SynScan controller and I don't know if I the Skywatcher Allview firmware is suitable.
Does someone has any experience on this ?
Thanks you very much.
As mentioned previously I'm the extremely proud new owner of this 'scope, and i cant believe what a difference it has made over my previous 'scope. The bands on Jupiter are crystal, even in my light polluted garden, and with poor seeing. Its amazing!
Anyway to my question. I'm looking to get a few bits to make my enjoyment of this scope even better, and was wondering if anyone could help or add to my list:
Power Supply. With this i am torn between the standard Celestron/Skywatcher tank, which i think should work out of the box, or spend a bit more on the Tracer Lithium Power pack, which i am unsure about if they have all the leads required. Any advice here would be fantastic.
Some lens cleaner (see previous post). I'm also tempted to get the various bits to attach my Cannon DLSR to, just to see what i am capable of.
I bought it with the Celestron 1.25'' lens kit, so i have some ok EPs and filters to start with.
Anything else i am missing, or should definitely add?
Thanks in advance