I put together a rather modest setup: the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM telephoto lens with an ASI 120 MM camera, and the CaK filter that has given me so much joy while observing Venus, all mounted on the EQ3. The goal wasn’t to image something never seen before, but just to blow the dust off my astronomy gear. I am lazy so I don’t like moving the dovetails around, and I  had a piece of hard wood — a dovetail it became.

The first time these guys get combined like this

The first time these guys get combined like this

ASI, 200mm tele lens, ND3.8 — made for the maksutov –, EQ3

ASI, 200mm tele lens, ND3.8 — made for the maksutov –, EQ3

The dovetail: I was bored.

The dovetail: I was bored.

Not an artwork, but it does the job

Not an artwork, but it does the job

photo, no looking

photo, no looking

in bw

in bw

color coded

color coded

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