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#1 ORION321


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Posted 30 July 2022 - 09:23 AM



I have a Celestron Nexstr 8SE with nikon Z6 II. Looking for tip/threads to create optimal setup for planets, solar flare, galaxy photography, tracking, imaging.



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#2 David Boulanger

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 10:17 AM

Here is a review. https://www.youtube....rTvzLDCE&t=452s Start with the moon and planets. I don't think you will have very good luck with galaxies with that mount.
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Posted 30 July 2022 - 10:37 AM

Think Different types of Scopes and Cameras (& Mounts & Tripods) for Specific types of Targets.

Otherwise, we would all have just One "perfect" telescope! 


Look at what people in your local astronomy club members use for different targets at club star parties. That will help you decide what works best for your interests.


BTW - Welcome  to CN!   welcome.gif :

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 10:42 AM

Hello and welcome to CN. It sounds from your post that you are primarily interested in astrophotography rather than visual observation.

You’ve posted in the Beginners Forum, in which no discussion of AP is permitted. There are several other CN forums dedicated to AP, and I suggest that you do some reading there and then post specific questions in the appropriate forum. You have mentioned a broad range of photographic interests, and there are separate forums for each. There is a forum for planetary imaging, another for beginning deep sky imaging, and one for solar imaging. These are distinct pursuits and require different equipment and techniques. Good luck!

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#5 Cliff Hipsher

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Posted 31 July 2022 - 12:36 PM

iOptron GEM45 Mount

ZWO ASI Air Plus

ZWO ASI183MMPro monochrome cooled camera for RGBL

ZWO ASI182MC Pro Color cooled OSC (One Shot Camera)

SVbony 60mm f4 220mm FL guide scope

ZWO ASI120mm mini guide camera.

ZWO ASI Electronic 8 slot filter wheel

ZWO ASI Electronic 5 slot filter wheel

ZWO ASI Electronic Focuser.

ZWO ASI120MC-S Color Planetary camera with ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector for planetary imaging

AT130EDT f7 910mm FL Triplet refreactor or Meade 8" SCT.



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Posted 31 July 2022 - 06:46 PM

Welcome to C/N! flowerred.gif


You'll get better answers to your AP questions in the Beginning Astrophotography. If Cliff's humor escaped you, AP is a lot more complex than you can ever imagine grin.gif  A very knowledgeable member on this forum recommends reading Charles Bracken's "The Deep-Sky Imaging Primer 3rd ed." before buying more equipment. Just in general, visual astronomy is about buying the largest aperture scope that you can afford and reasonably handle. AP on the other hand is about a rock solid GEM and starting with a small refractor usually. Best of luck to you! waytogo.gif



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