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Tuesday, 5 June 2007

VC200L Setup

I finally got all the parts I need for my VC200L high resolution imaging rig. The tube us equatorially mounted using R200SS rings (232mm ID) and a Losmandy style plate.

The guidescope is a Borg 60ED refractor with front focuser option. This is mounted rigidly to the Vixen rings using the new Borg mini rings and an aluminium plate. It time I will replace this with another Losmandy plate so that I can break the rig down without using a hex key and move the guidescope to my other imaging scopes.

An initial tests last night showed no flexure or mis-tracking evident in 500s sub exposures with the VC200L operating at ~f/18.

The Borg 60ED may seem a bit over the top, but I will also use it as a 'grab and go' scope. the optics are excellent and the Borg system is very adaptable, if somewhat confusing!