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Sky-Watcher ED80 Pro for Planetary?

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#1 Magellan

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:03 AM

I have the Sky-Watcher ED80 Pro Gold tube and its F7.5.  I have the Powermate 2.5x barlow and Celestron 2x barlow.  Camera is ZWO ASI120MM-S.  I know its not ideal but is it pointless to stack the two barlows to get Mars Jupiter and Saturn a little larger.  I am sure its fine with shooting the moon.  I shoot mostly DSOs so this is new to me.  I included a test shot of Jupiter through smoke using an IR filter and the 2.5x barlow.

 

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#2 randcpoll

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 11:46 AM

From what I see you are probably already at the limit of your scope. However, Jupiter was very low this year and subject to a lot of atmosphere. Try Mars and compare to other shots and see. 80mm is pretty small for good planet photos.




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