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Astrophotography Gear

Astrophotography Gear

I thought I’d make a nice blog post about my astrophotography gear. So here we go! My main gear are the following items:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 760D
  • Telescope: SkyWatcher 150PDS
  • Optics: Coma corrector
  • Mount: SkyWatcher EQ5 Pro

I do also have a barlow 2x convertor but I dare not use it too much as it creates a ton of chromatic aberration. I plan to switch over to a bigger mount and larger diameter telescope in the near future.

Aside from that gear I use a Raspberry Pi 4 to connect my camera, secondary camera (for star alignment) and mount to a piece of software that wirelessly sends the USB signals as hub to my desktop PC indoors.

Software:

  • Stacking software: Siril or DeepSkyStacker
  • Post processing: Affinity Photo & Siril
  • Connectivity: Virtual Here

For software I would LOVE to buy the PixInsight license but I am not currently in a luxury budget so I will have to save up for that.

Please feel free to leave a comment down below if you have any questions or suggestions!

By Menno van Leeuwen

Graduated as an Application and media developer at ROC Nova college in Beverwijk. Tech enthusiast and astrophotographer. I'm a self-taught programmer working with C# at an early age. I've worked on several projects either as freelancer or simply for pure joy. Learning new things is not something I shy away from; I like to come with new fresh out-of-the-box ideas. I am ready to broaden my knowledge in the field of IT and see where the future leads me to.

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