So....my first post after creating an account but reading on and off for a long time!
Quick background - I just sold my ETX90 that I bought used; optically it was in great shape but there were bits and pieces missing that were annoying, and cost to add stuff on their own would exceed the cost of buying new. I took some really nice photos out of the top port with my Canon 60D (cropped sensor). I have a few Baader Hyperion eyepieces (13, 17, 21) and adapters to connect to an M42 mount. I also have my late 1980's Meade 226...put on some tube rings and bar and dropped it onto my Twilight 1 mount...and photos even with the .965 focuser are amazing!
I'm also into photography and have a 60D, and lots of lenses. I'm intending to buy the next R-series camera that will replace the RP unless I can get the RP at a steal of a deal price (R-series are full frame)
What I want to do - option 1
Looking to buy a Skywatcher Skymax 102 and do lots of moon photos out the back port. I'd like to have the full moon in view same as the ETX90).
But....it's sold out everywhere...
What I want to do - option 2
Buy a Skymax 127 - but I don't think I can get the full moon in view. This telescope had a 2" focuser though.
My main question - Has anyone used a full frame camera with a 2" M42 or M48 camera adapter with a Skymax, and can you get the whole moon in the full camera frame?
If I eventually get the full frame Canon RP I might as well build up the equipment for it now.
I'd like to stay with a Skymax if I can, as well as buy locally (Toronto area).
Oh ya...no I don't want a Dob, I don't have space for it, and it's too hard/noisy to set up when the kids are asleep Needed to get that out there!
Edited by JamesAL, 24 June 2021 - 09:41 AM.