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Wasp

Undecided but Hi.

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Hi There, completely out of my comfort zone, but a deep yearning to break into astrophotography. Toying with getting the Celestron 8HD and VX mount. As I might adapt my camera onto this mount with my 200mm f2.8 for DSO, and enjoy the 8 HD for planetary astrophotography. I've a lot to learn and hopefully, I'm in the right place.

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Welcome to the forum. 

I don't do photography (yet), but there's loads of good advice about imaging & photography in the "Beginners" section (and the "Grown Ups" sections!)

Jon

 

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Bit of advice..sct's aren't the easiest to use for astrophotography..fine for planetary but it's long focal length isn't the easiest thing to try..beginner or seasoned astrophographer

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Welcome

Sounds like you're already looking along the right lines with the 8HD for planets and your camera with your 200mm f2 camera lens. You can get red dot finders that mount in the camera flash hot shoe and use that to help with alignment so you don't need to also carry the weight of the 8HD on the mount.

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Welcome. Bathe in the pool of knowledge that is SGL. ?

(I know nothing about AP - but lots of folks in the Longe know lots.)

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On 25/11/2018 at 08:24, Wasp said:

Hi There, completely out of my comfort zone, but a deep yearning to break into astrophotography. Toying with getting the Celestron 8HD and VX mount. As I might adapt my camera onto this mount with my 200mm f2.8 for DSO, and enjoy the 8 HD for planetary astrophotography. I've a lot to learn and hopefully, I'm in the right place.

Welcome. The only unsolicited advice I can offer you is to do the research on exactly what you want out of your gear before you buy anything, then do more research, and then a little more. 

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