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Anthony1979

Thinking about new telescpe

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Ok i have a EQ-5 with dual axis motor on it and i am thinking about getting a proper imaging scope like the skywatcher evostar 80ed... Using a skywatcher 150p at moment and have got ok results from it

So would it be possible to use the 80ed on the EQ-5

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1 hour ago, Anthony1979 said:

Ok i have a EQ-5 with dual axis motor on it and i am thinking about getting a proper imaging scope like the skywatcher evostar 80ed... Using a skywatcher 150p at moment and have got ok results from it

So would it be possible to use the 80ed on the EQ-5

Anthony, I have a ED80 on a EQ5pro mount as well

Good combination, and these days you could even go for a ED100 or ED120

I also use a car battery jump start to power my mount as well

Also recently purchased the WiFi adapter, and you can down load the SynScan App

Have included pic of my ED80 taken late last year club solar day, along with screen print of the SynScan App

John

 

Skywatcher ED80.jpg

Screen print SynScan App.jpg

 

SynScan WiFi adapter.jpeg

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2 minutes ago, Anthony1979 said:

Is that scope good for imaging then

Yes

In pic of my scope sent you, in background is also another ED80 on a HEQ5 mount with camera fitted

I am looking at getting an ZWO ASI 290MC camera for imaging

Also updated image of the WiFi adapter in my previous message

You will probably get more suggestion to your query, having same mount, gave you info you are seeking

John 

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Are you autoguiding? This is by far the most important 'first question.'

Olly

 

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4 hours ago, ollypenrice said:

Are you autoguiding? This is by far the most important 'first question.'

Olly

 

No not at the moment 

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5 hours ago, Anthony1979 said:

No not at the moment 

In that case you'd be well advised to keep the focal length as short as possible because your tracking accuracy won't support high resolution. (Don't be fooled by the 'round stars test.' Round stars will arise from errors in tracking which are roughly equal in both axes but resolution is still compromised.)

Olly

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Should i just stick to my 150p then.... Because really i would be wasting my money buying something I'm not gonna get decent results with 

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