Shown are two of the setups used to take my astrophotos. My main scope is a Skywatcher 8" reflector with upgraded mirrors and a custom modified focuser for easier use with a Canon dslr. Piggybacked is an 4" refractor which i use for guiding, but when a wide field is required the refractor is used as the imaging scope. These are driven on a EQ6 equatorial mount. All of the photos are manually guided and are single exposure. On some photos a Lumicon deep sky filter is used to reduce light pollution.Once the image has been taken it can be processed on site. Location is also important, using sites at Latchingdon in Essex and Herstmonceux in Sussex but Hornchurch skies can occasionally give reasonable results at home which tends to be the case most of the time!