Astrophotography with GFX50r

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NotASpeckOfCereal Senior Member • Posts: 1,940
Re: Astrophotography with GFX50r

Navman wrote:

I've used the GF23 quite a lot for astro with a tracker, and find that it performs best at F/5.6 which usually requires at least a 2 minute exposure at ISO 640 - this is fairly readily achievable using a lower end tracker such as an Ioptron Skytracker pro,

Nice shots John!

If you can upgrade to the SkyGuider Pro (from the SkyTracker), you get close to twice the payload capacity and the mounting bracket can take the counterweight kit for better balance. It's still relatively affordable, especially if you're serious about good astro shots.

I have yet to use this with my GFX system though. I've had it for a few years on the FF rig and it works great.


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