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great scope you wont regret the ease of usage that comes with this set up...clear skies!...

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18 hours ago, Jw00lgar said:

Thanks for your advice everyone, I'll be sticking with the Dob for the time being. hopefully I'll get the Skyliner 200p OTA mounted on an EQ mount for AP at some point

Greatly appreciate all your help 


Who knew that you already had the 200mm f/6.

You'll need something along the lines of an EQ8 to image with it, for example...


A smaller EQ6 would serve for visual.

This would be a better choice in a Newtonian for imaging... http://www.firstlightoptics.com/reflectors/skywatcher-explorer-130p-ds-ota.html

...and with an even smaller EQ5 or HEQ5 mount as the imaging platform.

A camera's sensor is far more sensitive to light, therefore large apertures are not needed.  Only the human eye requires large apertures, for visual.  Also, the shorter the focal-length of the telescope, the faster the images are processed.

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On 25 January 2016 at 22:51, Moonshane said:

A 200mm f6 dob will provide better views of solar system objects on average than any refractor in the same sort of price range

I concur :happy11:

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