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Deep Sky Astrophotography - Equipment Overview and Setup

Deep Sky Astrophotography - Equipment Overview and Setup

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Learn about the equipment I use to take my photos of deep sky objects (DSOs), and how I set it up for a successful night of imaging. Resources for this video can be found here: http://nebulaphotos.com/resources/setup Music: Fishgods by Fourmi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Fourmi/L_Alunissage_des_Fragilos/06_-_Fishgods Table of Contents: 00:00 Intro 01:15 The Mount - Orion Atlas EQ-G 04:25 The Camera, Telescope, and Guiding - ZWO ASI1600mm-c, Stellarvue SVQ86, ZWO ASI290mm-mini, and Astromania 60mm guide scope 09:52 Imaging Accessories - Dew control, Bahtinov mask, QHY Polemaster 13:39 Power - Everstart marine battery, Kreiger 1100 w inverter, Minnkota battery box 16:26 Laptop and Software - Lenovo Thinkpad, EQMOD, Cartes du Ciel, PHD2, Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, QHY Polemaster 19:32 Leveling and assembling the tripod 21:43 Assembling the mount and adding counter-weights 24:20 Attaching the telescope to mount 26:42 Setting up power and cables 27:37 Rough polar alignment 28:36 Balancing 31:32 Setting up Cartes du Ciel and EQMOD 35:05 Setting up PHD2 36:30 Setting up Sequence Generator Pro 38:47 Using QHY Polemaster for fine polar alignment 44:04 1-star-alignment with Cartes Du Ciel, EQMOD, and SGP 47:30 Focusing with Bahtinov Mask and SGP 50:29 Plate solving and centering on target 53:09 Calibrating PHD2 55:48 Starting the sequence in SGP



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