80mm f/6 Refractor on EQ-6 Mount

SV80 on EQ-6 mount

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I’ve used this mount and telescope for imaging the moon as well as portable astrophotography since mid-2010.

The telescope is a Stellar-Vue SV80 f/6 refractor with LOMO optics and Feathertouch focuser.  For imaging, I fit it with a field flattener, which reduces the focal length from 480 mm to 384mm.   The mount is a Sky-Watcher EQ-6, which I acquired used.  The camera is a Celestron NexImage 5, whose sensor PERFECTLY fits the full moon on this telescope.  I also use this mount and camera – with My SolarView 50mm H-alpha scope – for imaging the Sun (another perfect fit in terms of matching the imaging sensor to the telescope)



By |2014-06-12T13:28:43+00:00March 22nd, 2014|Equipment|1 Comment

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An avid astrophotographer who has been hunting deep sky treasures with his camera and telescope for many years now. He enjoys sharing the amazing cosmos with others.

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  1. Stephen Duffy March 15, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Hi Ron. Your article on removing star halos in Pixinsight is extremely clever. I would never have thought to use one image for the clone source, and a different image for the clone target. Thanks for sharing.


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