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I’ve found this camera on EBay £25 with original box ect. I was going to use it for daytime photography but wanted to know how good this is for wide field Astrophotography. I’m not expecting really good images from it but wanted to know what your thoughts are on this.
ive done some thinking and I’ve decided that I want to save some funds for getting a good set up for AP as this is what I really want to do. My budget will probably be £1000-£1200 saving £50 or so every month towards the kit. ( better to do that then blow all your money and be bank rupt for the rest of the year ) Even if it takes a year or longer I know it’s going to be worth it in the long run. Anyway, I have been doing some reading on here and using Every Photon Counts ( need to re read it as I still dont understand it properly) people are saying that the HEQ5 is the bare minimum for AP. I’ve seen this on FLO https://www.firstlightoptics.com/pro-series/skywatcher-evostar-80ed-pro-heq5-pro.html which looks like a good set up or is there anything different you would recommend? I still have to get a camera which I’m most likely going to get first so this isn’t included in the budget. My primary targets is DSOs ( obviously ) I was thinking of getting the 130pds on that mount but I would like to hear you suggestions on maybe getting a different Mount or scope. I’m thinking of maybe going second hand if possible.
Thanks fo the help
I'm working on a school capstone project and decided I would try branching into astrophotography as observational astronomy has always interested me, but not so much astrophotography. Since I'm mostly concerned with observational astronomy, I just have an 8" alt-az manuel dobsonian, and I got an orion starshoot 2 camera just to try things out and see what I could image. I was wondering if it would be possible to get any detail out of a DSO if I were to take exposures in increments and move my telescope to center the object between exposures. Any otherimaging methods or object suggestions that I could image for my school project would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Previously I asked which would be the best setup for me to get within my budget and a lot of people have stated to go for the 130pds and a eq5 Mount as a minimum. I’m now on a hunt for a good starter Digital camera most likely an slr. I’ll probably have £300-£400 to spend on the body and to get some lenses. I’ve seen people suggest the cannon 11 and 1200d. I’m mostly looking to do DSO’s. Are there any others that you recommended. Also would the mount be able to hold all of this easily. Struggle to find the max load. I’m probably going to get a piece of equipment every 6 months so I can save money. Just a side note can the eq5 handle camera equipment and 200pds ok?