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Afocal Astrophotography on LightBridge

The first step on astrophotography on the LightBridge was to attempt an afocal setup using a Canon PowerShot SD780 IS point-and-shot camera.  After the counterweight issue was resolved, the next issue was to get the camera into position using the Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount.  The SteadyPix was completely adjustable but also made it more […]

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Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter Review

I noticed a new product was being released called the Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter.  I had been researching the options for afocal astrophotography.  I have purchased a Carson HookUpz 2.0 and a different model of the SteadyPix Deluxe.  One of the first thing interesting about the SteadyPix Quick was the price which was around

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Why ZWO camera

It has been on my plan to get an USB camera for the next step in astrophotography after trying afocal.  However, in planning for the solar eclipse, I thought it would be better if I had a live image on the laptop screen then to have the family take turns looking through the eyepiece of

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Smartphone adapter

Since I was a little disappointed in the point-and-shot camera afocal configuration on the LightBridge, I remembered seeing that there were smartphone adapters.  Orion Telescope had two types.  I also found a blog post with reviews.  This lead me to the HookUpz 2.0 IS-200 by Carson.  My first issue with the point-and-shoot configuration was the

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