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Using William Optics ZS61 for visual

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Morning folks,

 

I got a William Optics ZS61 recently (well in January but the weather has not been kind) so on my first outing I took my camera as well as some eye pieces as I read it was ok for visual.

 

Try as I might I could not achieve focus with any eye piece I had or with a barlow attached either.

 

Is it possible and I was doing it wrong or should I stick to imaging?

 

Which leads me nicely on to a sensible but reasonaby priced mount for it.

 

I have a Star Adventurer and the ZS61 mounted on my medium duty tripod, along with my DSLR it didnt really like it,  any recommendations on a sensible but portable mount, I tend to bung it in my campervan and find a nice dark layby to do my astro

 

Thanks

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that sounds frustrating! Hope you get it sorted, I'm sure theres people using it for visual out there. Surprised that you are struggling with a DSLR ZO61 combo on your tripod - that probably comed in about 3kg max? what tripod are you using?

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Lots use the 61 with a S.A... are you using the L bracket and counterweight bar?.. also the shoe on the 61 is quite short..maybe needs a longer dovetail for balance..with regards to the focus problem it prob needs a diagonal or a extension as my ZS80 does for both visual and imaging

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26 minutes ago, newbie alert said:

Lots use the 61 with a S.A... are you using the L bracket and counterweight bar?.. also the shoe on the 61 is quite short..maybe needs a longer dovetail for balance..with regards to the focus problem it prob needs a diagonal or a extension as my ZS80 does for both visual and imaging

Ah will try it with a diagonal, I have one of those.

as for the S.A I am using the L bracket and counterweight I think my tripod is just wobbly! Also my camera is 800g without a lens too

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