Wide field focus system

With wide field astrophotography gaining in popularity we designed a solution to apply our stress-free session philosophy also to this interesting field. We are starting with our standard pack which provides you with a mounting solution for your astro/DSLR camera, lenses and guide scope to an alt-az or equatorial telescope mount and enables use of our AF units for autofocusing. But we are not stopping here, so stay tuned to our social media channels to learn about additional accessories and interesting setups (dual shooting...) we are preparing for you. Even if you are currently not shooting wide fields, you might still want to join in - you might like what you'll see and we'll show you how to do it in a budget conscious way. No more improvised mounting solutions and carrying Bahtinov masks in your pocket!

The story

Widefield has become my latest passion in astrophotography. Especially during the winter, when there are not many prominent galaxies. Wider FOV can really put deep sky objects into a better perspective, for example the famous Orion with its countles beautiful nebulae and Barnard's loop, Taurus with its molecular cloud etc. Setting everything up was a bit trickier than I expected. I attached the lens to my ZWO ASI1600 with a 3rd party EF to T2 adapter. But there are no rings or dovetails for mounting! Additionally, there is no space to mount the autofocuser or guider.

That is why at Deep Sky Dad we decided to design the wide field focus system. Its generic design enables you to mount your camera, guide scope and autofocuser in a variety of different configurations. You can even mount 2 shooting cameras and a guider! Field tests of prototype were very successful (beside the thin cloud cover). Our first serious target was Pleiades, Hyades, comet 46P/Wirtanen at 50mm. We even caught a random Geminid meteor! For a second target, we chose the famous Orion constellation, with its bright H-alpha areas. See photos below for more.

Order

Remark: WFFS starts shipping in March 2019