"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:If I was going to go ahead and drop 5k we would go ahead and dive into the astrophotography pool.
Quote:Quote:If I was going to go ahead and drop 5k we would go ahead and dive into the astrophotography pool.Sorry to take you on a tangent with AP but why not? It will definitely be more compact [but may not be "closer" visually]. TAK FSQ-106EDXIII... being pricey, here is an alternative:AT65EDQ... $599.0060Da... $1,499.00 [My setup...]Note: BIG hidden expense being a solid EQ mount for imaging.CCD will be pricey; CCD talk here....
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
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