I've been doing deep sky astrophotography for a few years and wanted to try my hand at the Planets. I was looking for a C8 to start with but they seem to be backordered for the foreseeable future, so I was trying to come up with a system using my Sky-Watcher Quattro 8" Newtonian. Here's what I was thinking:
Quattro 8" with a 5x Televue Powermate and an ASI 224 MC. That would give me a focal ratio of about F/20 and a FOV of 0.07° x 0.05°
Has anyone used a fast Newtonian with a system like this? Would it work? What would the limitations be? Any suggestions for improvement?
Thanks for your thoughts. I don't want to jump into this if it probably won't produce good images.