Tracking times

One of the most critical factors in astrophotography is how long your mount can track a target without manifest elongation of the stars (of course, how much elongation is too much is often a bit subjective). With unguided tracking exposure times are bound to be shorter than if you autoguide and with an altazimuth mount … Continue reading Tracking times

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