Two mounts were used. An old and highly modified Skywatcher HEQ5
and a Celestron CGE.

Older images were taken with a stock Canon 350D or a Hutech modified 500D.
The newer images were captured with a Nikon D810A.

The optics used run the gamut from camera lenses to a 0" f/3.9 newtonian.

A Baader MPCC coma corrector used on all newtonian images.

Manual focusing is used on all the refractors. The newtonian has a powered focuser from Moonlight (DC motor version). The motor is controlled by a Shoestring Astronomy FCUSB device.

Guiders:
 SBIG ST4
KwiqGuider
 TOGA LX

Guiding software:
MetaGuide
PHD Guider
 TOGA LX Software

Focusing software:
 ASCOM (BYE/BYN)
 FocusPal (Shoestring)

Close