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William Optics 110FLT Apochromatic Triplet w/ William Optics field flattener, Canon 500D DSLR (Unmodded).

William Optics Megrez 72 Apochromatic Doublet w/ LVI Smartguider V2 autoguider camera.

Celestron CGEM mount w/ ADM Dual Dovetail.

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Comment by spike77 on February 5, 2011 at 1:03pm
wow cant wait to c some images from that scope buddy!!
Comment by Conor on February 5, 2011 at 11:40am
I appreciate the insight, Starhopper. Thank you. I'll try some wide field shots the next time we have even remotely clear skies. So far, it's been terrible this year...
Comment by Conor on February 5, 2011 at 10:22am
Hmm. Maybe I'm missing something, but don't I want a wider aperture for shooting DSOs? More photons and all that? I'm still traversing the learning curve in many ways, so please excuse my ignorance where applicable.

The flattener I'm using is a reducer also (0.8x). Unfortunately, it doesn't fit the 72mm... Also, being a doublet, won't I have to worry about secondary colour?

Thanks for the feedback - learning already : ]
Comment by Steve Coates on February 5, 2011 at 10:11am
No doubt you'll get m31 with the 72mm. Here is a useful FOV calculator http://www.howardedin.com/articles/fov.html. I hope this helps!!
Comment by Conor on February 5, 2011 at 9:16am
The FoV is a bit narrow. I barely fit M31 in a single frame. Anyone have any ideas?
Comment by Steve Coates on January 30, 2011 at 4:04pm
You'll be able to get some nice images with that.
Comment by Charles Dunlop on January 30, 2011 at 2:31pm
nice.

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