Tracker question/recommendations?

Started 5 months ago | Questions thread
Saabster Regular Member • Posts: 272
Re: Tracker question/recommendations?

mwellan wrote:

Saabster wrote:

I'm a fan of the Explore Scientific IEXOS-100. It's a small go-to equatorial that can handle about 9lbs of equipment (15lbs with counterweights) You use a tablet or PC for the go-to functionality. there's an optional polar scope that works well for polar alignment.

https://explorescientificusa.com/products/es-iexos-100

Here's a 45minute exposure (45x60sec unguided) of M31 that i took a couple of weeks ago.

How did you mount your camera on it?

The lens I used was a William Optics Whitecat (Red cat Series) and I used a Vixe style dove tail attached to the lens foot. I have similar dove tails for all my long lenses.

ADM also sells adapters for Arca-Swiss to Vixen saddles so you can mount the camera on any telescope mount that supports Vixen dove tails (Most of them).

https://www.admaccessories.com/product-category/miscellaneous/arca-swiss-accessories/

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