The Cameras

So far in my whole astrophotographic career, old and new, I have had just three (with a fourth entry in 2019 and a fifth in 2020) cameras. One, the first Meade LPI (Lunar and Planetary Imager) Image sensor: CMOS Hynix Semiconductor Inc. HV7131E1 (Type 1/3") Image size: Diagonal 6.5mm, 5,18mm x 3,90mm Effective pixels: 644(H) … Continue reading The Cameras

The Mount

As I wrote in the introduction, my present altazimuth mount is a Skywatcher AZ-GTI, a quite compact GOTO mount with built-in WiFi that you can control through an app on your smartphone or tablet (Android or IOS) or on your Windows PC. Some schematics and characteristics taken from the Skywatcher documentation: The sturdy interior of … Continue reading The Mount