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)