EdT Posted January 4, 2009 Share Posted January 4, 2009 I’m planning to use an AZ3 Alt-Azimuth Mount to replace a Manfrotto tripod and 405 three-way geared head for supporting an AstroTrac TT320X mount. (The 405 will then be used to support a Canon DSLR and longer lenses, up to 300mm, on the TT320X.)I had though that, at a later date, I might buy an 80 or 100 mm refractor, given that even an apochromat would be very much cheaper than a Canon 500 mm prime lens. But currently, the Startravel 102 telescope with two eyepieces, diagonal, red-dot finder and an AZ3 mount is being advertised at £186, compared with £156 for the tube assembly. It looks too good to miss. But would this scope be suitable for astrophotography with a DSLR, or would I be better advised to buy the AZ3 and leave the refractor until I can afford an APO? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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