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Autoguiding a C14 at f11

This is my first attempt at autoguiding using such a long focal length. Camera used is a Canon 1Ds, full 35mm format. Autoguided by an SBIG 237 attached to a cheapo Makinon 500mm/8 mirror lens that had an earlier life on a Konica Autoreflex camera. Don't throw away lousy old lenses, you never know what fresh uses you'll find for them! Mount used is a Celestron CGE. This exercise was meant primarily to learn the ropes for autoguiding. If I can achieve semi-decent results at 4000mm, then serious attempts at between 600mm and 1200mm using my preferred imaging 6" APO refractor (actually a Canon 600mm/4L IS lens) should be fun. For more stuff peruse my primary website at: http://www.samirkharusi.net/
Ma and Little Joey Guidescope
Ma and Little Joey Guidescope
Little Joey Hanging On
Little Joey Hanging On
Mirror Lens Guidescope
Mirror Lens Guidescope
Focusing
Focusing
Counterweights
Counterweights
Cables Galore
Cables Galore
Too Many Cables
Too Many Cables
Neutrino Detector + Portability Kit
Neutrino Detector + Portability Kit
2 SCT Filter Holder
2" SCT Filter Holder
Typical Flat
Typical Flat
Typical Subexposure
Typical Subexposure
M27 Stack
M27 Stack
M45 Single Frame
M45 Single Frame
M45 Stack Thru UHC Filter
M45 Stack Thru UHC Filter
Beach-house-M45
Beach-house-M45
Chandelier Crop
Chandelier Crop
Van Slyke Slider 2
Van Slyke Slider 2
Rear_end
Rear_end
Too Heavy
Too Heavy