Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:31 AM
I want to get my first advanced telescope my others are a celestron 130 eq refractor and an alt-az 60 mm beginer, but i want to get a telescope that might get me a lot of fun and also being capable of some astrophotography. My first 2 options are the Celestron Advanced C6-SGT 6" SCT and the Celestron Nexstar 8SE both have its advantages and disadvantages i know for example the 8SE mount sucks for astrophotography other than planetary and the C6 is 2" smaller than the 8SE and i know also that the SE mount does not have an autoguider port and that both will need a focal leght reducer but what do you think is better? geting the 8SE and later get an EQ mount and aoutoguider? or get the C6 and later get a bigger OTA like the Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph and autogider? i know the CG5 is not the best mount but the others are way out of my budget so im a bit confused please help!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:25 AM
Its $100 cheaper than 8SE its 8" aperture and has advanced VX Mount for 1099 its good? I think it could be the best of both scopes. Any one knows how well does the 8" celestron newtonian performs?
Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:01 AM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:17 AM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:52 AM
Don't let the C6 tube put you off it is a tremendous
scope and it holds its value as well or better than any others. You could sell it in the future in a second!
I'd get the F 6.3 Focal reducer/Field flatener
I use one all the time, objects will photograph as well just a smaller scale you can blow up in processing.
The 6 is my favorite size for beginning ameture Astronomers.
I have never heard a single complaint from anybody that has bought a new one.
You could also check out the used market..
The LXD-75 Meade mount is pretty good for about $450.00 used
I have one and like it better than the CG5
I love the ability to track sattelites the ISS is so cool.
The SN-8 at F4 is perfect for Astrophotography and mine gives as good of Planetary images as most SCT with a better corrected field.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:47 PM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:59 PM