The Meade SN-8 Imaging Rig

My Meade SN-8, 8 Inch Schmidt-Newtonian.
My Meade SN-8, 8 Inch Schmidt-Newtonian.

This is one of my scopes that I use from time to time.  Its a relatively fast 800mm, F/4 optical arrangement.    When tuned it produces great images.  Trouble is, its hard to tune.  But, not impossible.   In addition to the scope, there’s a 500mm, F/5 achromatic telescope mounted on top and is used for guiding.

The laptop is used to control the telescope mount, control the cameras and do the guiding.

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