Backyard of the Week – January 22, 2018
Each week we feature a different astrophotography setup from around the world. By taking a look at a complete kit, we are able to get a better picture of what’s working for others.
Take the guesswork out of the process, and replicate a system with proven results. This week, we have a mean and clean setup from the United Kingdom.
Location: Canvey Island, Essex Uk
For the first ever backyard of the week, we have a very professional looking setup from Duan Yusef. I love the dual camera and scope setup, with both a Color and Mono camera on the same rig!
The cable management is impressive on this very clean looking setup that includes a big 130mm Altair 130 EDT Triplet APO. The Sky-Watcher EQ8 SynScan Mount is an ultra heavy duty mount that I have not seen in too many setups. The 50kg payload capacity means that dual-scope setup like this moves effortlessly across the sky.
Thank you for sharing your setup, Duan! Be sure to check out Duan’s photo gallery on Flickr.
Description of Duan’s Setup:
- Altair 130EDT + 0.79 Reducer
- Primaluce Lab Airy 72
- Sky-Watcher EQ8 Mount
- ZWO ASI1600MM-C
- ZWO ASI071MC-C
- ZWO EFW Mini Filter Wheel
- Baader 36mm NB Filters
- Orion Guide Camera
- Altair 60mm Guide Scope
- Plastic Bag to cover it all up with
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