Jump to content

Astrophotography Setup


Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

I did a little astrophotography back in the day, and  I want to get back into the hobby. I have  been researching and trying to figure out a decent setup for deep sky objects.   I came up with the following, and was hoping to get some feedback, before I make a purchase.  10k are under budget.  Any changes/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Skywatcher Esprit 100
EQ6-R Pro Mount
ZWO Electronic 8 Position Filter Wheel - 1.25"/31 mm 
ASI2600MM Camera
Chromas 1.25" LRGB Filter Set
ASIAIR Plus
Starfield 50mm guide scope
Zwo asi120mm mini
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Doug welcome to the forum. You will need bigger diameter filters than 1.25” for that scope/camera combination otherwise you will get vignetting. So look at 36mm diameter minimum along with a correspondingly sized filter wheel. Also if you can squeeze in some narrow band filters in that budget too that would be good.

You don’t mention any form of computer to acquire the images.

 

You will also need a field flattener for the scope. I think they do them in x1 and x0.8 for that scope.

 

Don't forget dew heater bands and controller. Also you need a power supply to power this lot. A bunch of USB cables too to connect everything up. It all adds up and that 10K can be soon eaten up.

 

But other than that it looks good.

 

Here are the results from astronomy tools CCD filter size calculator

9F0EDCB1-4068-4565-84C8-42B895C06984.thumb.jpeg.b48d185b2108646e6523c3edd2168a2f.jpeg

 

AE52CD7B-E0E3-4B64-8B83-C47B5B8F31FF.thumb.jpeg.cd75b551a92902c61999896e2c4e161e.jpeg

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...