I’ve quite enjoyed some #astrophotography over the last few months but I’m stuck with about 30 second exposures with my alt-azimuth mount. Anything longer and I just get streaks.
I see the new Ioptron ZE25 equatorial mount is getting good reviews and is hefty enough to take my 80mm refractor and DSLR side by side. I stepped out tonight to check that Polaris is visible from my patio so that I can polar align – no problem! Time to upgrade?
I also tried out step down rings tonight to see if I can convert diffraction spikes on a DSLR lens into circles – worked well over 30 seconds!