ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

by Peter Jenkins

P&J2

 

My main imaging telescope is an Officina Stellare  Hiper Apo 115 (a triplet refractor) which has a native focal length of 815mm and at f7.

 

A dedicated reducer/flattener is also used with this scope when imaging providing a focal length of 535mm at f5.3.

 

An Altair Mini Guider guidescope is used mounted on top of the main scope and is fitted with a QHY5II guide camera.

 

These are mounted on a Skywatcher EQ8 equatorial mount. This mount is fixed to a permanent home made pier.  The mount and pier are housed in a home-made observatory (a roll-off shed) which is moved back for imaging runs.

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