Recently Browsing 0 members
- No registered users viewing this page.
By Mikey wrighty
I am a complete nooby. And I’m trying to get going (on a budget) with what I have available. I am trying to use my dslr canon 2000d with Nina and sharpcap. Unfortunately after downloading the drivers etc it’s still not connecting to either. Please help!
many thanks, Mike.
No questions but thought my experience with PA using Sharpcap and a Canon 800D might be of help to some.
Although I thought I was nailing Polar Alignment with a polar scope on my Fornax Lightrack, I could not get longer subs than 150secs. I considered buying a Polemaster but I thought was a bit pricey, so looked at a small guide scope and a webcam solution with Sharpcap which was a good bit cheaper.
Researching Sharpcap and DSLRs, I read that PA might be possible with my WO ZS73 (430mm) main scope. I needed to install the ASCOM platform and then the DSLR Camera Setup for Ascom and, of course, Sharpcap. Sharpcap recognised my 800D camera and I completed an "Excellent" PA within minutes. On the first night I managed 180sec subs and experimented with 240sec - all nice round stars. How far can I go? I had done a manual PA first which was a fair bit off from the Sharpcap PA, so not as nailed on as I thought!
I'd rather not be using a laptop but I can't argue against the results.
I hope that might be useful for some.
Hello everyone! 🙂
I'm into astrophotography for some time and I want to take another step ahead - guiding.
I'm new to this topic, but I read many threads on many forums and I chose to use an OAG.
I have SW150/750 on NEQ6 and my main camera is Canon 450D.
I have two questions:
1) I'm planning to use ASI120MM mini as guiding camera. Would it be enough for OAG?
2) I heard that I may came across some problems with focusing both cameras at the same time. What adapters would I need to get the right backfocus?
PS. Or maybe it's better to use separate guiding scope in my case?