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Old 05-09-2020, 03:11 PM
morls (Stephen)
Space is the place...

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Ok, I've decided to get serious about my goal of photographing deep space objects with my 180 Mak. It might be overly ambitious, especially as I'm new to astrophotography, but whatever happens it'll be a fun trip.

My main imaging setup is a Skywatcher 180mm Mak (f/l 2700mm native) on an un-modded NEQ6, ASI290MM and a set of Baader LRGB filters. I'll add narrowband as this project develops. My priority now is to set up a guiding system, and so I was wondering at the outset whether to go with a guidescope setup or an OAG setup. If I was to go guidescope, I'm looking at the skywatcher Evoguide 50ED, Evostar 72ED or the Evolux 62ED. Ideally, I'd like to be able to use the guidescope for imaging in its own right.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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