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  1. Thanks for the replies. I had a long talk with a guy at the local store and while he had no experience with astro photography, he was able to answer the questions I had. I now own a Canon EOS 600D and I seriously doubt I'll be disappointed.
  2. I think that this is the right place and, although perhaps borderline, I think it is appropriate too... I'm getting a new camera and given that I'm thinking about getting a telescope too, it makes sense to get one that will work for astrophotography. This is not the only thing that I will use the camera for but it is what matters in this case. I have looked around a little bit and a quite a lot of people seem to favor the Canon EOS camera models. I have heard good things about them so that is what I have focused on. As I understand it, one of the few important things is that the camera should be able to do manual exposures and that the shutter should not be dependent on the battery. The models I have been looking at are the Canon EOS 500D, 550D and 600D. Does anyone here have experience with any of them or any opinions? It is (I think) beyond doubt that they are good cameras but will they work connected to a telescope? Thanks a lot in advance.
  3. This is the very telescope I'm considering buying so I'm extremely interested in what you have to say about it. I will certainly watch this thread...
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    Thank you for all the kind comments. You all sure know how to make someone feel welcome. A somewhat belated reply. The skies have been mostly clear lately but it's been cloudy the past day or so, at least in my part of the country. It was considered a major improvement that we got rain today, instead of snow.
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    Hello everyone, Another newbie here. At an age past 40, I guess this is one of the "chasing a boyhood dream" stories. I always wanted to have a telescope and just recently, I started giving the notion some serious thought. I don't actually own a telescope yet but I have almost decided to get a Nexstar 8SE. I'm going to use it for viewing at first but I understand it can be converted to an equatorial mount so I should be able to get some decent photos from it. I found this place by accident and I'm hoping to get some useful information and, in time, to be able to contribute as well. My username is what I'm actually called and (as some of you may be able to tell) it's a Swedish name. This means that for me, English is an acquired skill. I'm not going to use bad grammar or awkward language on purpose but if I do, please let me know so I can learn. I consider myself fairly competent but I do make mistakes from time to time.
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