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Celestron RASA 8" or Edge HD 8" with a HyperStar?

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#51 erniekabob

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:19 AM

I'm not sure you can call this a reply. I'm new at all this stuff, I have the Nexstar Evolution 8 Edge HD with the StarSense AutoAlign. I was reading the material that came with it, and there was something to the effect that you can remove the secondary ring and secondary mirror. Allowing you to convert it from the f/10 to f/2 for astrophotography use. Does this make sense to you? I bought a ccc camera which I think is suppose to mount where the angle eye piece goes.

I want to get into astrophtog and trying to learn as much as possible



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Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:39 AM

The secondary mirror can be removed and you can install the starizona hyperstar and the ccd or CMOS camera will be mounted to the hyperstar for f/2 speed. I would highly recommend first to start using the edge 8 with camera in the back and use a 0.7 focal reducer and start learning before moving forward with the hyperstar. Learn AP with your current set up and you’ll be ready for the hyperstar in no time. Did you get an equatorial mount when you got your scope and the Starsense? 


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:49 AM

The secondary mirror can be removed and you can install the starizona hyperstar and the ccd or CMOS camera will be mounted to the hyperstar for f/2 speed. I would highly recommend first to start using the edge 8 with camera in the back and use a 0.7 focal reducer and start learning before moving forward with the hyperstar. Learn AP with your current set up and you’ll be ready for the hyperstar in no time. Did you get an equatorial mount when you got your scope and the Starsense? 

I'd highly suggest you learn AP on an entirely different telescope. Get a small refractor 


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