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Old 28-07-2017, 05:27 PM
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New Dslr and guidescope mount setup.

So over the last week I've collected enough gear to run an imaging setup again (heq5 ascom controlled, 50x168mm guidescope, asi120mm and some dew straps and controller). So this afternoon I made a super heavy duty mount to hold the camera and guidescope onto the heq5. Turned out pretty good, keen as for the first light tonight.
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Old 28-07-2017, 05:36 PM
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Great work but if I may suggest take the strap off the camera...otherwise you have an accident waiting to happen...

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Old 28-07-2017, 05:37 PM
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Looks like a winner
When using my HEQ5 I just limited my exposure time to below that of PE so that I don't have to worry about guiding. With an 85mm lens and my D7200 I probably wouldn't go over 120s but you should be fine for much longer with yours
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Neat! Look forward to your results
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Pretty happy with the mount and guiding. I didn't really fiddle with much, just did PA with sharpcap (which was awesome by the way, easiest PA ever) ran phd2 and got it to calibrate itself... There is a bit of backlash, but nothing a belt kit and adjusting the RA worm can't fix.
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