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    Default Another use for the Nexstar SE mount



    So I have always enjoyed making time lapse videos since I got my camera, and been wanting to buy one of the these mounts since I saw them Losmandy StarLapse System

    When I got my MAK a week ago I have been wanting to fit my camera to it and time lapse the moon moving across the sky, been looking for something I could use to connect my camera to the dovetail clamp on the mount but couldn't find anything suitable.


    Then this happened.

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    I figured out a standard Manfrotto quick release plate fits nicely into the dovetail clamp.

    I did a quick video tracking the sun (curtains were closed) and this is how it looks (I know the camera setting are out)

    Telescope: Orion 80mm Shorttube
    Mount: Celestron Advanced VX, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool with ZWO EFWmini
    Camera:ZWO OAG and ASI120MM-S Filters: ZWO LRGB, ZWO Ha, ZWO Oiii, ZWO Sii
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    Default Re: Another use for the Nexstar SE mount

    Very clever. Nice work.
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