Orion mini Autoguider package

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Re: Orion mini Autoguider package

#11 Post by ANuttall » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:55 pm

May i ask how are you getting on with your orion mini autoguiding setup, looking at one of these myself, or at the least just the scope & another guider cheers

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Re: Orion mini Autoguider package

#12 Post by cstone » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:37 pm

I didn't purchase the entire package but I did buy the QHY5 II camera and mounted (or had Brian W. do the work) onto the back of a small refractor.

The camera is fairly straight forward to set up but where most people go wrong is they don't crank the gain to 100% when using the guiding software. But because of the high gain its also hard to practice focusing and testing in the day as the image becomes saturated. So one evening I roughly focused on a terrestrial object (Winter Hill) and then refined the focus on a bright star. Then marked the tube in case I moved it.
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Celestron 11" Telescope
Eq6 Pro Mount
Eq5 Mount
EQ Mod
QHY5 Guide camera
Cannon 1000D SLR Camera

I choose to image with an 11" SCT Celestron in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......

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