My main rig

Just showing off my rig. LXD75-sn10 with Crayford motorized focuser, using the Meade DSi imager as a guide scope (with Orion flip mirror), prime focus w/ Cannon T3 Rebel, ASCOM focuser, dew strip on the lens, all attached to my laptop which is remote accessed from my warm home office via RealVNC.


By Sedulus Posted in Main

2 comments on “My main rig

  1. Hi, I’m Javier from Spain. I have a LXD75 6″ Newton telescope and I have seen on your “Main rig” photo that you use a DSI + flip mirror + a mod Meade’s finderscope as a guider system, isn’t it?. I’d like use your guider system, because I have too a DSI imager and a Meade’s finderscope 8×50. Could you tell me more about it, dimensions, modifications, neccesary threads adaptators, etc.?, what software do you use to guide and astrophotography?.
    I hope that you can help me
    Thank you very much in advance.

    Greetings from Spain!

    • Sorry I have not replied: I have been busy with other projects in my life for the last two years. I am getting into astronomy again this year. Yes, I use the flip mirror so I can use my finder scope also as a autoguider. It is a simple set up with no modifications. The software I use on this for autoguiding is the Meade AutoStar suite. I use APT and Backyard EOS for imaging on the DSLR.

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