Specs & DIY

Here’s an overview of all the components used to build up the Community Rig. This is a setup, which can be repeated and with a bit of luck, the components can be sourced 2nd hand with the same or similar prices.

I have also marked what would be absolutely essential to start with deep sky astrophotography. In any case, should you have any questions, please visit the Astrobiscuit Discord Community and post your question there.

Deep Sky Configuration

EURessential beginner astrophotography
Grand Total Community Rig1647
Primary
Scope
TS Optics F5
150mm diameter
750mm focal length
DS focuser
lightleak proof with beany hat
130yes, check for @Euan’s List of DSLR/ Telescope focus compatibility
Primary
Camera
Canon EOS 700D
Astromodification & Peltier Cooling
Omegon Coma Corrector 2″ 75mm backfocus
Filter Tray
165
+138
+125
+56
DSLR & modded yes,
no
no
no
FiltersSVBONY UV/IR cut Filter 2″
SVBONY CLS APS-C Clip-In
SVBONY UHC APS-C Clip-In
130UV/IR cut filter only if astromodified
CLS filter yes
UHC filter yes
Primary
Focuser
myFocuserPro2, NEMA 17 PG5 (1:5.18 Planetary Gearbox Transmission), DS18B20 Temperatur Probe80no
Guiding
Scope
Angle Eyes F3.9
50mm diameter
190mm focal length
5V Heating Band
65no
Guiding
Camera
ZWO ASI 120 MC-S 150no
Mount NEQ5 upgraded with AstroEQ Goto2x NEMA 17 200 Steps per Revolution,
1.8°RA / DEC 0.375 arcsec per step
Pier
Additional weight
2x buck converters
155
+176
+85
+13
+35
yes
ControlRaspberry PI 4 8GB
KStars & EKOS/INDI
144no, if you have a laptop
Remote
Connection
Teamviewer
INDIhub
no
Only Essentials Total: 756 EUR