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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:07 pm 
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This is a very interesting read. I want to venture into astroimaging and Im currently pondering getting an EQ5 mount for my scope and dial axis drive, hopefully I can then either mount a webcam to the scope or directly mount my camera to the mount for widefield. I think my current scope will do for now but the mount is pathetic!

It certainly is a good feeling you get when you see something like saturn, I remember the first time I say it through my scope, it was cool. The next logical step is to be able to capture it for others to see.

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Are you using Canon equipment ? There is a nice software called DSLRFocus. This might help you. You can find it here : http://www.dslrfocus.com/

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Thanks, although it's not entirely obvious to me what it does beyond what's in the name.

Wont be much seeing for me at home for the summer, as there's little darkness now and my neighbour's trees are growing very well. At least the days will start to get shorter again soon...

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I forgot to say, you may want to use a Bahtinov Mask to help you with focusing.

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With a name like that, I had to look it up :) Very interesting, shall have to try one some time. Thanks.

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