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Old 15-12-2007, 05:37 PM
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Hi everyone
I am very new in astrophotography after many years of visual only.
Recently I bought a Canon 400D plus the following gear:
1: T-ring
2: Tripod
3: Bulb release exposure cable.

I have a WO ZenithStar 80mm(not ED) on a SV1 equatorial mount(no RA motor yet). I don't want to spend money on laptop at this stage but I want to start some piggy-back or even prime focus photography. What am I missing? I know I need a camera adaptor to go between the T-ring and the focuser. Do I need off-axis guider;illuminated reticle EP;broadband photographic filter etc....the list seems to go on & on. Is the ZenithStar adequate for beginner like me ?
I need some tips
Vincent
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