After getting some good photos with the new telescope kit purchased in October, we thought it would be good to be able to make use of the tracking facilities of the HEQ5 PRO mount with the normal camera and wider lenses to get general astronomy-wide field photographs. I purchased a dovetail bracket, camera quick-release plate and mount and extra mounting bracket for my finder scope and using an alloy block and some custom brackets, made the following mount for the camera with the finderscope attached to set up the alignment and point at the stars to check alignment.
- SkyWatcher 9x50 Sky-Watcher Finderscope with mounting bracket
- Manfrotto quick-release mount
- Dovetail mount to fit HEQ5 PRO
- Alloy machines to fit mounts and brackets
Front view of the mount
Side view of the mount
Back view of the mount