Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
CPC1100, Hyperstar III, Canon T3 (Full Spectrum Mod)
POD XL3 w/PZT (Promethean Visions Observatory) / www.promethean-visions.com
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Quote:If your end goal is AP, and assuming you have factored in all that that entails in regard to expense as previously mentioned - then the 11 is the way to go for one reason... Hyperstar.If you get serious about AP - the Hyperstar is amazing and will allow you to image with much shorter subs - like under 1 minute subs... You may not even need a wedge...The reason for the 11 and not an 8 is that, while both will be F2 with Hyperstar, the 8 is too small to accommodate a DSLR so you have to use a dedicated imaging cam - which will cost quite a bit more. With the 11, you can get a modded Canon and be in very good shape for imaging.
Takahashi 180ED, Nikon D800, SE8, Orion Atlas and STT-8300M with integrated OAG
Thirteen months to finish the Messier List (Jan 2013): http://www.astrobin.com/users/jerryyyyy
Stanford California: Personal Weatherstation