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  1. What's the best canon eos for astrophotgraphy (and daylight imaging) under 500? Any suggestions or advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance!
  2. Also, is the baader mark-III coma corrector something to consider? There's a skywatcher coma corrector on a local store here, but I'm not even sure if it will fit without the need of an extra adapter. "a suitable M48X0.75 adaptor is required".
  3. (Not sure where to post this) I've been doing visual for a while with my Explorer 150pds and my HEQ5 pro, but I recently picked up a canon 450d and want to try out imaging. My question is: How exactly do I connect the dslr to the telescope. I've searched around, but I'm lost in a sea of adapters and people recommending different stuff, it's really confusing. I really wanna add on a coma corrector as well, but that only seem to add more layers of confusion as to what exactly I need. May sound a bit silly and all, but I'm new to the photography aspect. Thanks in advance!
  4. (Not really sure where to post this) -- I have been doing visual for a while, but want to try out astrophotography. I have an Explorer 150pds, HEQ5 Pro and an old Canon EOS 450D. Apparently the 450D is pretty decent for astrophotography so I want to try it out. I'm currently looking for the parts I need to connect the camera to the telescope, but I'm confused as to what exactly I need. I currently have a Canon EOS T2-adapter, Sky-Watcher Coma corrector (2" focuser) and 2" Light Pollution filter in my list. Is that all the parts I need? -The thing that confuses me the most is the last sentence in the description of the Coma Corrector (picture below) saying I also need to buy an M48x0.75 adaptor, -something they don't even sell on the website. I just need some help to figure out what exactly I need. Thanks in advance!
  5. I have been doing visual for a while, but want to try out astrophotography. I have an Explorer 150pds, HEQ5 Pro and an old Canon EOS 450D. Apparently the 450D is pretty decent for astrophotography. I was wondering how and what I need to attach the camera to the telescope and hopefully achieving focus. It may sound silly, but I'm new to the photography aspect of it. Thanks in advance
  6. I've been doing visual observations for a few years now with an AZ mount. I'm planning on getting more serious about it and want to try astrophotography. Specifically DSO's. I have decided on getting the HEQ5 SynScan and the Explorer 150PDS. Most of the accessories are already on the table. A light pollution filter, comma-corrector and the software. I'm also planning on doing autoguiding later on after I've figured out the basics. Also, I'm 17 so I'm trying to keep it within my budget, but the camera is the only thing I haven't figured out. Does someone know of any good astrophotography cameras under $600? I may be able to stretch my budget, but I'll try to keep it under 600 if possible. Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Yeah will probably go for the reflector with a Coma-corrector. About £600 for the 150PDS and a Coma-corrector and about £850 for the ED80.
  8. Yeah, I live in the middle of Oslo so I will probably need a light pollution lens. Have a cabin out in the forrest, that's been my main astronomy point for years now so I guess that's fine. I'll be sure to get a comacorrector as well. Think I'll stick to normal guiding as it sounds way simpler haha. Thanks.
  9. Alright, thanks for your input. It's really tricky to start out, appreciate all the information I can get!
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