The Sidereal Trading Carbon Fibre 10″ F4 Newtonian includes:

Skywatcher 10″ F4 primary mirror

Klaus Helmerich 10″ F4 carbon fibre tube

Teleskop Service Spider and Secondary Mirror Collimation Screws

CRL 2.5″ MoonLite Focuser and Stepper Motor control system

Losmandy Universal Dovetail / Primary Mirror Cooling Fan.

Mine rides on a customised Takahashi NJP Equatorial Mount

QSI 683 WSG8 camera

Starlight Express Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Astrodon 3nm Ha, O3, S2 & N2 Narrowband & LRGB Filters

Ioptron Tripier

This is the Stellarvue SV70t 70 mm f-6 apo triplet with dual speed, rack and pinion focuser. The focuser is set up to accept a dedicated .8X photographic field flattener/reducer converting the telescope into a 336 mm f-4.8 astrograph.

Customised Takahashi NJP Equatorial Mount

QSI 683 WSG8 camera

Starlight Express Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Astrodon 3nm Ha, O3, S2 & N2 Narrowband Filters

Astrodon LRGB Filters

This is the my camera, the QSI 683 WSG8 and it’s awesome!

I bought it new a few years ago and have taken all the images and APOD’s on this website with it. I love the fully integrated design with the 8 position filter wheel and guide camera prism built in to a single unit.

It cools easily to -30C in Summer and yields crisp clean images.

It’s loaded with Astrodon 3nm Ha, O3, S2 & N2 Narrowband and Filters.

Preferred Software

Andy uses Astropixel Processor & Photoshop CC2019 to process his images.

Nebulosity 4.0 is his capture program

Guiding by PHD2

Mount controlled by Sky Safari 5.0

Andy is a Mac user, and he finds these applications very successful. He is not currently endorsed by any of the above, but is open to offers!

(At Snake Valley Astronomy Camp 2016 with the SV70t on the Skywatcher EQ6)