William Optics 66mm apochromatic doublet OTA

Dual mounting bar for Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 80mm OTA and William Optics 66mm OTA

I used my existing bits of mounting gear to create a dual mounting bar for my two scopes today – the idea is that the William Optics scope will act as guide scope once that is set up. For time being I have an eyepiece on it and it is useful for aligning the scope.

Andy

 

Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 80mm OTA + Tele Vue TRF-2008 field flattener + QHY10 camera & William Optics 66mm OTQ with T7C guide camera + TS OAG/flip mirror on HEQ5 Pro & focus points on both scopes with these cameras 20/9/2019

Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 80mm OTA + Tele Vue TRF-2008 field flattener + QHY10 camera & William Optics 66mm OTQ with T7C guide camera + TS OAG/flip mirror on HEQ5 Pro & focus points on both scopes with these cameras 20/9/2019:

     

Andrew’s new astro-imaging setup

Using my enforced time off work to start setting up my Astrophotography setup and hopefully soon I can take my first astrophoto. Sky Watcher equinox pro 80mm with QHY10 single shot camera, and Geoff Dryland’s William Optics 65mm refractor as guide scope and one of those cameras off eBay which Ed recommended as guiding camera. The adapter between camera and WO scope is an XY adapter sold second hand on ebay which should allow me to select guiding star. Hopefully all this will work but of course I don’t know what I am doing!

Andy