Equator Mount

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by peter5551014, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. peter5551014 macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyone using a equator mount for astrophotography?
    I'm trying to take a long exposure photo, 1min or longer.
    will I be able to buy one under $500?
    I googled equator mount and wasn't sure if it will mount DSLRs.
     
  2. xStep, Oct 2, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011

    xStep macrumors 68000

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    I haven't followed this for some time, but...

    You should be searching for "equatorial mount" not equator mount. You'll get more targeted results.

    I've seen people mention they use motorized telescope mounts like these. They are not equatorial mounts, so I suspect they would not be useful for really long exposures.



    You may also want to look into barndoors. Here are a couple of links to understand them.

     
  3. mtbdudex, Oct 2, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011

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    Look here http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?Cat=
    or here http://www.astronomyforum.net/

    I belong to both and many-many threads on exact same Q

    I've seen quite a few people use these, http://www.astrotrac.com/, and due to portability I might get one also.

    I show the vacation special so you can visualize the set-up, if you have a tripod/other can save some $$$.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. peter5551014 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Thank you for the reply xStep and mtbdudex
     

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