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Old 02-07-2012, 07:14 PM
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Which OAG for the RC8?

I'm not getting any joy using a guide scope, and I'm wondering which OAG others use with this scope. I'll be coupling it with the QHY 5.
I'm not keen on buying one only to find there isn't enough room in the imaging train for it.
Will there be any other additional purchases to be made?

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:42 PM
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J have a look at this:
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=77439
I use it on my RC10 and its been great , build quality is superb , totally
configurable and service from Ted at Hutech is first class .
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:50 PM
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I used an orion with the qhy 5 and 9 on mine nettie. It's no good for the new atik camera so I don't use it now, if you wanna try it out.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:59 PM
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You're a champ Robin.

I'm hoping it's just flexure that is causing my guiding troubles atm. And not the fact that my entire mount hit the deck on the day of the Venus transit. (I'm still picking grass out of the mount casing.) And yes, the legs were fully extended, so it was quite a fall.
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The skywatcher mounts are pretty tough, see if this thing helps. My new FS-60 -> ATIK adapter is at the PO for pickup so I'll post this up to you when I pick it up.

You'll need a t-threaded 2" nose for the telescope side and remove the 1.25" nose off the qhy5 so it screws straight on then you'll want 50mm to sensor so it all comes to focus. Getting everything in focus is a challenge.

Is the 550D a full frame sensor? If it is then the prism in this will show in the image.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:17 PM
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I think I'll have all bases covered on this one.
If you could pm me with your address, I'll send you off a batch of home made choc muffins.
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Take the muffins to Astrofest, I guarantee the postie will force em through the mailbox slot
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Fair enough.
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Can we have some muffins for Border Stargaze 2012? Pleaseeeeee....


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I think I'll have all bases covered on this one.
If you could pm me with your address, I'll send you off a batch of home made choc muffins.
Cheers Petra d.
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