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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Hello
I'm a complete novice to astro imaging and looking for some sound advice.
Can someone run me through how I would set up a DFK21AU04.AS with a Celestron skyprodigy 102.
I will be able to find and learn the software side, I've just no clue as to the set up - do I just attach the camera directly to the scope etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:29 pm 
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Could not be easier take out eyepiece put in camera, it should have a nosepiece in the price

http://www.opticstar.com/Run/Astronomy/ ... _5_0_3_104

I assume you have the laptop, software drivers are downloaded from ASCOM but come with camera, couldn't be easier ;) ;) ;)

Personally I prefer to sit in the warm with mine but that will add about £300 for JMI remote focusser,

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https://ascom-standards.org/

It comes with all the software you will need for the laptop

Not bad for £99

https://www.firstlightoptics.com/imagin ... olour.html

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:05 pm 
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Hello and welcome :)

Bear in mind that with the short focal-length (f5) refractor tubes you will need to keep the diagonal in place, or alternately provide an extention tube after the focuser in order to bring the camera sensor into the telescope's focal plane and be able to focus . I have a Helios f5 102 refractor and this certainly applies to me,

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:20 pm 
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it isn't a refractor is it

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:36 pm 
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Hi and thanks for your replies.
It is a refractor.
I do have the diagonal.
There is no nosepiece supplied with the camera.
I'm away at the moment but will try your suggestions when I return.
As I said, I'm a novice as far as imaging is concerned, so I might ask silly questions but I don't want to make any errors so value any opinions you all have.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:37 am 
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NO such thing as a silly question we have all been there

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Skyhawk,
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