Orion ED80 vs. ED80T
Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:15 PM
Does having an unmodded dslr make a difference? i was reading elsewhere that saving up for some of these nice apo's are worthless if you don't have the right equipment to bring out the features they have.
I'm new to AP and have taken planetary and lunar pics, and a couple of M42, but plan on taking all the pics i can of whatever is up in the sky that night. So my intended imaging use of the scope would be for both wide field and smaller DSOs. So would one of these be more versatile?
I've been imaging with my c8 and tracking with orions 50mm SSAG, but have been reading i'm in for a head-ache imaging with the c8 for long exposure AP. So my plan was to purchase a nice, faster, apo refractor that could make imaging easier for me down the road.
Also, once i get an apo refractor, would you guys suggest tracking with my c8 and piggybacking the apo? or piggybacking the 50mm on the apo for tracking?
I'm not sure if one apo or the other would match up nicer with my equipment and which would be a better choice, feature wise and $ wise, for the current setup i have now (unmodded dslr, c8, AVX mount, 50mm SSAG)
thanks in advance for any input/suggestions!
Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:13 PM
As to the DSLR mod, it helps a lot for emission nebula, but I'd start with things like star clusters, larger galaxies and reflection nebula anyway. Also, I don't care for images using an unmodified DSLR and a light pollution suppression filter. The color balance is hard to get corrected.
Just my 2 cents
Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:35 PM
Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:09 PM
Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:32 PM
I got the ED80T last fall, and I modded my DSLR last month. I had no problems imaging with my unmodded DSLR, but the mod brings out much more red. I couldn't image the Rosette, for example, without a modded DSLR.
Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:21 PM