ZWO ASI 385 MC Camera

Focus point on Sky Watcher Equinox 100mm scope with Tele Vue 3.5 inch extension tube and 2-1.25 inch adapter for ZWO ASI385MC camera with 1.25 inch nosepiece

In my ongoing attempts to successfully take a photo of a planet, first step is to focus and get image of window on neighbour’s house at bottom of garden – gives me approx. focus point for stars/planets – last time I tried to photograph a planet I couldn’t see anything on the laptop!

I really am not very good at this astrophotography stuff…


Sorting out planetary imaging….focus point for ZWO 385 MC camera (Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 100mm OTA + Tele Vue 75mm extension + 2″-1.25″ adapter + ZWO 385 MC camera with 1.25″ nose piece)

I have had terrible difficulty getting planetary images so, with Mars high in the sky, now is the time to sort it out!

First step – obtain focus.

. The following photo shows the point at which this combination obtains focus when the telescope is in my lounge and I have aimed it at roof on neighbour’s house at end of garden about 150m away – the furthest terrestrial object I can see from my gouse/garden.

Obtaining focus with similar setup and location and object but using 35mm extension tube instead.

Jupiter from last night

My best ever image of Jupiter – although there is colour data here I can’t work out how to show it!

Can anyone help?

Difference between image 1 and 2 is that levels tweaked on 1 compared to 2.

Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 100mm OTA

HEQ Pro mount

ZWO ASI 385 MC camera



I tried to bring out the colour in following – I have a lot to learn about image processing!