Celestron C90 F/14 Mak-Cass
William Optics GT81 Blue Edition APO
Celestron NexStar 102GT
Celestron TS 70 Refractor
Orion Sirius EQ-G
Quote:Hello,I want to get a mount for astrophotography using an Astro-Tech AT65EDQ quadruplet. I think that the included field flattener is a nice touch. Which mount will be best for taking DSLR pictures with it? Over here in the US, the CG5-GT goes for around $600 and the Sirius is about $1149. They both have the same listed weight capacity (30 lbs), so if the difference is not that much I will go obviously with the CG-5. What do you think? I will also be using my Omni XLT 120 for visual on the same mount.
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Quote:The AT65EDQ, however, should be dead easy (short focal length, relatively fast, and much lighter)... (at least if it is the logical clone/equivalent of the WO66SD that I used to have - which I'm pretty certain it is)...
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Quote:My CG5 handles the AT6 no problems... I have no direct experience about an AT6RC [bold] and [/bold] an AT65 though...
I think that with CAREFUL balance it might work ok for visual, but I'm GUESSING that it would be too much load for long exposure AP...
But, I've learned to never say never...
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
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WO ZenithStar 71mm Doublet ED Celestron C6S ASGT Univ. Optics 8" f/7 Newt. Sears 60 f/15 Refractor Celestron Skymaster 20x80 Bushnell Sportview 10x50 Nikon D80 Stock Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 Modded for AP