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    Default DSLR / cmos Lens mounting wide field to deep sky.

    Hi Everyone i'm andy a newbee here. Before getting into an 9 to 14 K or more astrophotography mount and scope lens and camera rig I am wanting to build a wide field to medium deep sky system built around a "sky watcher pro" with polar alignment camera to get my feet wet for a year or 2. I'm a Canon shooter with lots of L glass that I am wanting to adapt to a ZWO color cooled camera (options please). I'm also looking for lens mounting options and advice for my footed and non footed lenses (15mm canon, 11-24mm canon, 20mm sigma , 35mm canon, 135mm canon, 200 f2 canon, 70-200 f2.8 canon) in other words how do I connect the non footed lenses to a cooled color camera and mount it to the guider? I'm also looking for a guiding camera and guiding scope combination probably in the 50 to 70mm range that I can move into the future with and do deep sky imagery.

    Please include any accessories or connectors that I am not thinking or aware of.

    I do own a 1dmk4 but but i'm trying to save weight with the longer glass and the limitations of the weight requirements on the sky guider pro at 11-lbs. If things go well after 2 years and I'm still wanting to advance looking at an ioptron 40 mount to base things off of. At times I will use the 1dmk4 for wide field imagery, so a mounting system for that too.

    I do have a dedicated windows laptop but i'm looking for software as well too,

    Obviously I have a lot to learn, I hope some of you can help me with ideas and lead me to good choices i'm not aware of.

    Thanks in advance


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    Default Re: DSLR / cmos Lens mounting wide field to deep sky.

    Depending on which ZWO camera you get, you can use one of these:

    Most AP type cameras have standard T2 (42mm) threads on the front.

    Have a read of these 2 threads on Cloudy Nights:
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