The Beast breathes a sigh of relief

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The Beast breathes a sigh of relief

Postby Demon » Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:17 pm

Hi All,

I'm finally getting my head back onto astrophotography this year.

As many suggest go light weight and wide field when starting which I completely agree with - I obviously did not due to existing gear and I suppose being a bloke thinking bigger is better...
However while my previous setup comprised of a large eq fork mount with 12" newtonian, guide scope linked to PHD2 and DSLR to APT and it did work pretty well, the primary really want resurfacing and I really want to try wide field and see what the rig can really do (lightest usually providing the best results...).

I also managed to pick up an 80ED for a good price and have been intended to change it all around for some time.

Anyway, I removed the 12" weighing approx. 34kg and made a bracket for mounting the 80ED, guidescope and straight DSLR with stock lens.
Here's some photos I hope you'll enjoy seeing of the rig, and I'm hoping for a great night tonight for viewing and shakedown - PHD testing.

This is the previous rig before removing the 12"
Observatory Open.jpg

Rig with 12" removed
xObsy Open2.jpg

With new mounting beam and equipment mounted
xNew Mounting Beam.jpg

xObsy Open.jpg

xPointing Up.jpg

Looking forward to seeing how it performs - its balanced enough for the Beast.
Fingers crossed for tonight...

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