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Old 05-06-2020, 12:08 PM
Saturnine (Jeff)
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Hi Jay

Ideally your scope is too short a focal length for planetary imaging, the short focal length makes focusing more finicky and dslr camera are not the best camera for the job either but they can produce reasonable images all the same. Are you just taking single images or video , for stacking and processing later. Also how are you focusing, via live view on the camera or with a Bahtinov or Hartman Mask or just by eye through the viewfinder.
Investing in a Bahtinov Mask and then using it to aid focusing via Liveview would be a good place to start. The mask can also be used to aid focusing when doing Deep sky imaging as well.
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