Widefield has become my latest passion in astrophotography. Especially during the winter, when there are not
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
to T2 adapter. But there are no rings or dovetails for mounting! Additionally, there is no space to mount the
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.