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19-07-2017, 10:04 AM
Hi all

If some of you remember I have proposed my future setup. I have had so many set backs with local council and landscaping taking for ever to do.

As the exchange rate is now looking good, once the Euro gets around 0.72 and the US above 0.82 I can start to but the gear.

The first parts will be the Mesu 200 and the filters.
The first filters will be Astrodon true balance and Ha 5nm. I'll get the S2 and O3 later.

Telescope will be a GSO 14 RC or a GSO 16RC from Bintel.
Camera will be G4-16000 with 16803 chip, with filterwheel 50mm square.
Feather touch focuser with the automatic addon.

But for now its the mount and filters, is this a good why to start off?


19-07-2017, 11:00 AM
Personally I would think mount and scope are the priority first along with motor focuser. Then any software and other electronics you need. What about guiding ?
Last I would think would be camera filter wheel along with your filters then imho

19-07-2017, 11:08 AM
Hi Marke

The only reason Im looking at importing things first as the exchange rate is becoming good and don't know how long it would be until it starts to go back down again.
As for guiding it will be OAG, using a larger chip size from ZWO, I'll get a wider FOV.


19-07-2017, 11:26 AM
Fair enough I guess you get what you need from OS first but I'd still hold off on expensive filters till the camera and wheel are on the way in case you change your mind at the list minute