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Old 13-07-2012, 07:58 PM
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Barrykgerdes is offline
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I agree with Fred. Particularly getting a reducer.

Bypass the HEQ5 and get an EQ6. They are quite reasonably priced and just robust enough to take that 10" OTA, and later an ED80 or similar as a guider.

Polar alignment will take a bit of getting used to but with some practice it will become second nature.

Doing unguided subs up to a minute with a DSLR mounted piggy back on the OTA is the way to start off. Up to a 200mm lens will work quite well with this method.

When you get this mastered it is the time to look at an ED80 or similar to be used as a guider. Or even use the 10" as the guider and take some wide angle shots on the ED80.

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