Mirko Grewing created a new topic ' Focussing a DSLR camera' in the forum. 2 years ago

Hey hey, still me... slowly getting the hang of it - but still very new to both astronomy and photography.

I am trying to understand what's the best way to put my DSLR camera (Canon EOS 2000D) into focus. At the moment I am using the telescope focus during the initial alignment to make sure the brightest stars I am using to align the telescope are in focus. Then, once Ekos is up and running I am trying the autofocus, but it keeps failing (saying it was unable to select a star automatically). In the Camera tab, if I take a pic with the same settings used for the focus (25", ISO1600), I can actually see a handful of bright stars - although slightly out of focus.

How do you make sure that the camera is focussing your target correctly?

Thanks!

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