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COMPLETED - Sky-watcher eco star 72ED with celestron x-cel eyepiece. Diagonal and ax-eq avant tripodBy I-d-b
Sky-watcher eco star 72ED with celestron x-cel eyepiece. Diagonal and ax-eq avant tripod
for sale in Worthing.
I wonder how can I mount the ZWO ASI 60mm Guidescope on the Evostar 72ED (elsewhere than the Vixen Style Finderscope Shoe, because the guidescope seems to be a bit too heavy).
Do I need a Vixen Bar of a specific length ? Or another type of adaptor ?
Is someone using another solution ?
Hey guys. After many years of waiting, I've decided to finally go for my first telescope. Yet, today find myself stuck between two excellent entry-level options, so I'm looking for some help.
Before I get straight to my questions, I'd like to share some information about what I'm expecting to do with the equipment (among other stuff).
- Objectives: Deep Sky, and some planetary observation. No interest in astrophotography, GoTo, or any other device (maybe/eventually in the future).
- Budget: Given complementary I'll be getting a 2x Barlow (SkyWatcher; achromatic), and a starguider laser collimator (1.25-2), these are my two best available options to fit on its range.
- Light pollution: Low-Med.
Being that said, here are my questions:
- Mount: After days of heavy research, so far hardly found a review about it; What do you guys think about the AZEQ AVANT type of mount?; Could it beat Dobsonians?; Would it be a better option in my case? and if so, why?
- Conventional Tube vs Heritage's Compact Flex Tube: What are the differences (pros-cons) I can expect from one and the other? (despite no difference between mirrors and diameter).
- Explorer 130P AZEQ AVANT (newbie question): Would it be possible to transport the whole structure armed from one spot to the other in my yard?
Any help/opinion welcomed.
Distance from Earth - approx 2.5 million light years
After spending ages getting a decent polar alignment, the clouds were on their way in so I only had a small window of opportunity remaining. This was my first real run with the new setup (minus the ST80 and ZWO ASI120 as i was having issues there) and I almost gave up. SO glad I didn't!! Focus was off a bit though I think and I've definitely over-processed
f / 5.6 @ ISO 800
21 x 30 second subs
Stacked in Sequator. Very quick minor crop and global edits in LightRoom. No darks/flats/offsets
Last night I finally managed to get out and have a go at tracking for the first time with the SW SA. DEFINITELY need a ball head...
Once I figured out that I should be leaving the latitude adjustment alone (yes I'm THAT much of a noob at tracking and polar alignment), about the only target in my FOV was M31, and even that was about to vanish behind a roof! But I did manage a few 30 second subs before it disappeared. Could've probably gotten longer exposures but the intervalometer wasn't setup and I was out of time.
But I'm happy enough for a first time out. The attached is just the test image from last night. About half a dozen subs, Canon 550D, ISO 3200, F/4, cropped down from 55mm
Oh, I did notice that whatever way up I put my PA scope, it was upside down...any ideas?