Free Video - 21 Minutes
the Celestron CGEM mount is set up with a Sky-Watcher Esprit 120 refractor and Orion StarShoot Autoguider along with a piggy-back mounted camera. With some attention to correct balance and rough polar alignment, the Celestron NightScape camera and Canon 60Da camera complete the set-up.
I was finally able to get the new Esprit 120 out for a test drive. WOW! It completely exceeded my expectations! I really do think this scope is absolutely fabulous and am positive it would give a Takahashi a good run for the money.
Free Video - 10 minutes
In this "Getting Started" video on autoguiding you are walked through the process of using the Orion StarShoot Autoguider with the PHD guiding softward to allow your telescope to accurately track the stars for long time exposures of deep sky objects. Designed for the person starting out in astrophotography the video covers the basics to get you started with autoguiding.
This short video demonstrates the great capabilities and simplicity of the SkyWatcher 1206AZ3. As a complete telescope for around $400 you can see Saturn's rings, cloud bands on Jupiter, along with dozens of star clusters and galaxies. The telescope is also a favorite for daytime use in watching wildlife, birds and whale-watching. You can also attach a DSLR camera with the simple addition of a t-ring.
This workshop explains the basics of using your DSLR camera with an emphasis on settings for night sky, astrophotography and nature photography. The first half explains types of cameras, focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and manual settings. The second half will explore post-processing on the computer to achieve a polished photo. Please note the majority of examples will be using Canon cameras and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.