Wolfstar Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 (edited) Hello, I have dabbled in visual a bit and the odd picture of a planet and thus I am still very much a beginner. I am keen to build an EAA setup from scratch, but one thing I have learnt (after some expense ) is that this hobby is like building a PC in the old days ... numerous separate components that need to be assembled together, all with their various quirks and small differences, lots of research, scratching of head and several trips to the shops - before I end up with a well behaving system and good performance. With this in mind I am reaching out to the community for advice and recommendations: I am after ideas and details of a complete setup for a highly portable and easy to use, wide-field EAA system for large DSO objects, (to include as a min - camera, tripod, mount, telescope, flattener, electronic focuser and other remote gadgetry, filter, and any other important parts to make it all work together "Plug and Play" ... I don't want to be going to the shop to buy bits for modifying AZ mounts into EQ, lack of back focus or deal with known software bugs etc). I will use the system from home (Bortle 5 ) and also travel to better dark site locations occasionally. I already have an ASAIR Pro, ZWO ASI462mc, iOptron AZ Mount Pro on a 2" Tripod and 6" Stellalyra CC, use both Windows and Mac OS laptops, ASI Studio, Sharp Cap, Sky Safari Pro, Ipad, Iphone. Typically I would look to have a total integration time of 20-30mins per live stack (but with the occasional need for extended time for decent AP work). Key requirements are total weight 12-16kg and an initial budget of £2,750 , but also extending this to £3,750 for specific components that create a foundation for future expansion and heavier scopes. I have probably made some glaring contradictions in the above , but trust in the expertise of the community to make more sensible assumptions. Thanks in advance /Wolfy Edited February 13 by Wolfstar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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