Takahashi TSA-120 & Explore Scientific 102mm APO Refractors
Lunt 60mm PT Ha
Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's
Celestron AVX & CGEM Mount's
Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm & Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
Check it out! I can form a full sentence! Scopes: Explore Scientific 152mm f/8 Carbon Fiber Triplet, Obsession 15" Classic Camera: SBIG ST-8300M, SBIG FW8 Filter Wheel, Astrodon LRGB and 3nm Narrowband Filters Mount: AP900 Hang out with us at Mount Lemmon Sky Center
Quote:Plus I get to buy a new scope!
- Kirk My Astrophotos
Quote:...instead of sitting there goggling a laptop screen I could be viewing.
Quote:However with me moving from DSLR to a CCD like the SBIG 8300 or ATIK 314L would that change the recommended OTA?
Quote: However with me moving from DSLR to a CCD like the SBIG 8300 or ATIK 314L would that change the recommended OTA?
Not for me it wouldn't. I think the KAF-8300 sensor and our ED127's are really close to a perfect match of focal length vs. pixel size so I would choose the telescope that gets me as close as possible to that same match. In this case it's the 152...it's a bit shorter focal length, but a lot faster f/ratio than the ED127. Bonus all the way around if you ask me. I have toyed with the idea of getting the 152 MakNewt myself to take advantage of the faster f/ratio.
Alas, as of yesterday there's an ED152 refractor sitting in my living room waiting for me to get home and hook a camera up to it...so I guess the MakNewt will have to wait. I think they're interesting telescopes though.
Quote:Okay! NOW you are just being mean, nasty, and (worse) a tease Mike! Is it the ES one? And if so you need to give a first light report! I was drooling over one a while ago. My local shop has ONE and showed it to me...