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Pete123

which camera for my nexstar 8" gps

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Hi 

would realy appreciate any advice on which imaging camera to invest in for dso and planets for my nexstar 8" gps   sct  

been looking at the altair 183c pro , but not sure if its suited to my scope 

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Do you already own an DSLR? If so have you used it with the Nextstar?

If not I suggest you look for a used Canon 450D, ideally astro modified.

 

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Camera requirements for DSO and planets are totally different. Most folks would use a DSLR for deep space and a planetary video camera for planets. An 8"SCT  is an excellent choice for planetary imaging, less so for deep space.  Is this the CPC800?  For deep space you will most likely need an equatorial wedge which costs about £400 IIRC. 

Unless you are particularly wedded to using the existing scope and mount, you should consider re-equipping with the  German equatorial and small refractor combo commonly used for deep-space imaging.

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