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Hi, I'm keen to buy a small good quality refractor primarily for astrophotography of galaxies and nebulae. I'd like to use my Pentax K1 full frame DSLR with the telescope.
Reviewing YouTube & Google the; Altair Astro 72 EDF deluxe & William Optics 71GT look like they might be good models to go for. I'd welcome the community's views on both, and any other alternatives people recommend.
I kinda "force" my Astrotrac with my 102ED on top so I'm out shopping for something more appropriate... an 80 mm
FPL53 is a must for both doublet and triplet.
It will be used for astrophoto and visual g'n'g.
After tons of reviews and articles I came with a very shortlist.
And here comes my indecision, since the tubes are more or less "identical" but labeled by different companies.
-triplet represented by
Orion ED80T CF
Astro-Professional APO 80 Carbon
TS 80mm f/6 (not Carbon)
Tecnosky Triplet FPL-53 APO 80/480
-doublet (more or less alike) made by
Altair Lightwave 80mm F6.25
The budget is 1000$ (~800e) not a cent extra
Altair Lightwave doublet and AstroProfessional triplet are my favorites, but can't decide which.