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Yes, the mount is definitely the most critical part of a DSO imaging setup and they do not come cheap. If this is an area you wish to pursue, invest in a copy of this book. It contains tons of good advice and will save you time, money and heartache in the long run.

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But there is much to try with a static mount like the Moon and planets. Look at loneyspec website for static mount camera images.

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As promised.

This camera is a modified Microsoft LifeCam.

looking at the casing I would suggest that it uses a Billet Parts adapter. (don't know if they are still available)

You would also need to look up Gary Honis for a guide on how to put the thing together.

It fits in place of an eyepiece, connect to PC via USB and weighs almost nothing.

Used to take video of the Moon and Planets, then stack the results as a still frame in something like RegiStax.

If you can find one, they would be well within your budget and a handy way to get started.


best, Rich

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On 14/03/2019 at 00:58, Anthony1979 said:

Very expensive then

Yes, imaging is expensive as a rule, but much depends on what you want to achieve. 

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