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Old 01-07-2019, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Equatorial Telescope vs DSLR w/ Supertelephot Lens

Hello everyone.

Looking for some fellow sky watcher input.

I have been pricing heavy duty tripods (I do need a new one) and an equatorial mount for the tripod. Turns out both of these combined looks to be around $1000.

The idea is to photograph deep space objects (DSOs).

Then the idea comes, what can i get for the same price for a telescope with an equatorial telescope then just use a T mount to add the DSLR for astrophotography.


I already have a 600mm lens on a crop body DSLR so it gets out to about 900mm focal at f6.3.



For context, this is one of my current projects. Star field time lapse.

https://youtu.be/APJl1figubQ
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