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Konus Motor 70

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Hi all,

I'm looking for a basic scope to try my hand at astrophotography

I saw this


Would it be up to the job?

Its on an EQ mount and is motorised for tracking.

I get married in April so my budget is tiny - and I can't wait any longer for a scope. Will this do till I eventually get enough saved for a better scope?


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I'm not sure I can help veru much, but I think the Konus Motor 70 is not going to have enough aperture nor a sturdy enough mount for astro photography, although an EQ is better than an AltAz. I don't know the NexStar GT/L mount, but if it's anything like the NexStar SLT it does a pretty good job, and I've been using an 80mm scope for imaging on the NexStar SLT. Of the two, I think I'd choose the second one anyway, totally ignoring the photography piece, as that extra aperture, the mount movements make more logical sense and goto at a pretty good price. You will, however, need some form of external power supply for it. HTH somewhat

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