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I'm looking for a good all rounder scope (preferably with the Goto feature), I have about £900 saved so far. I'd like to do a bit of astrophotography, but also eyepiece viewing is equally important too. Portability is a must.

A lot of people say dobs are no good for astrophotography, but what about a goto dob with tracking? This guy seems to be doing ok with his goto dob.

Anyone here with a goto dob tried astrophotography?

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It would be ok for very short exposures, but for long exposures, a Dob

will give field rotation, unless it's on an equatorial platform -

Equatorial Platforms: Home Page

Of course, if you go that route, you would be paying twice for tracking,

so a standard Dob with no drives is good on an EQ platform.

HTH, Ed.

Edited by NGC 1502
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Agree with what's been said. I've just bought a 10" flextube auto. Martin at FLO said it would fine planetary webcam which is what I thought but for DSO's you need a good EQ with a lighter weight scope for max stability when guiding.

Have a search, there are many threads on this topic. You really need different scopes for visual and astro photography.


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