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#1 scope huntin

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 04:12 PM

im new to astro,i ordered a np101 tv.and on a waiting for a tmb 115.but ive been reading on diffrent astro sites and it seems most people who do astrophoto.has a meade 12"xl 200.would i be better off getting a larger scope like the 12.im using it for planatary viewing star clusters and dso viewing.money really isnt the issue. :confused:

#2 StephenW

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:00 PM

If money really isn't an issue then you can do better than an LX200 :-). You really need to specify what your budget is (for scope, mount, imaging equipment, accessories etc) and then see what fits.

Steve

BTW: I'm the proud owner of a 12" LX200, but if money wasn't a barrier I'd probably have something else :-)

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 05:27 PM

With the exception of the tak FSQ-106, it is hard to imagine a better scope for photography than the NP101 in its price range. If astrophotography is your goal, keep the NP101 and get a good german equatorial mount (Losmandy, Tak, AP).

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 07:06 PM

For deep sky, anyway.

#5 scope huntin

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:03 PM

thank you for the suggestions.i looked at the taks and they are pretty nice.maybe i should stay with the tv 101 and mount them side by side on a lomo.


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