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I could use some expert advice on purchasing my first telescope for astrophotography. I have been using my Canon 5DMIII and an Astrotrac and have decided to upgrade to a tracking EQ mount and telescope. At first to image with my Canon and later CCD. Currently I am considering three scopes:
Sky-Watcher ProED (100mm doublet ED APO 900mm FL (f/9)),
Meade Series 6000 (80mm Triplet ED APO 480mm FL (f/6)),
Explore Scientific (102mm Triplet ED APO 714mm FL (f/7).
Any opinions on which would be best for astrophotography of galaxies and nebula? Are there others that are better that I should consider? I have not selected a mount yet but something like the NEQ6.
Thanks, Lloyd Linnell
I just setup my CPC 1100 Edge HD scope with the Celestron heavy duty wedge and I want to do AP. The tripod is on a JMI wheeler bar and I put vibration pads under the wheels. The setup is on my deck on top of the main bean as I do not have a good spot on solid ground. The scope is a little shakier than without the wedge but not horrible. So, based on others experience:
1. Will this work for both short and long exposure AP or do I need a eq mount? Or, does that not matter since I can only use it on my deck and not solid ground?
2. By chance, has anyone used this setup with Starsense to align?
Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.