Here's a quick pic of the EQ6 mounted on the pier in the observatory. I haven't had much time to do anything with the setup the last couple of weeks, but now that the nights are closing in, the impetus to get moving on the setup is back.

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PlaneWave Instruments’ Robotic Mount

13 Nov 2017 at 8:00am

PlaneWave Instruments introduces the L-500 Direct Drive Mount ($18,000). This single-arm fork mount can operate in equatorial or alt-azimuth configurations, and is rated to support up to 200 pounds of equipment

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Astrophotography: Imaging Foundations

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Astrograph from Knaeble Optical Systems

13 Nov 2017 at 8:00am

German manufacturer Knaeble Optical Systems announces the RCM 360 FC/Ti astrograph (starting at $25,000).

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