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#1 Celsom

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Posted 29 September 2022 - 09:03 PM

I thougth this message was sent but it seems it was not. I received a message with the title of this message and I answered with some comments but the address did not received answers so I put it here with the hope Mike or someone will comment.

Hello Mike, I put an eye on the AT80ED as I would like to have a mobile scope for viewing the sky and the Sun (with the correct filter), and limited astrophotos. I have a Celestron C8 8" scope on a AZ-EQ5 Skywatcher mount with an ASIAir Pro and Canon T6i camera. Even with this bigger scope I am not interested in taking photographs with RGB filters or more than 30 min - 1hour integrated time. I take up to 5 minutes of individual photos under Bortle 2 skies or from my Bortle 7-8 home an I am satisfied. And I would be viewing other objects while the photos are completed. I have been asking and looking for some comments and experiences using the AT80ED without success. Maybe you could have a lot of links for that which I would appreciate if send me, especially concerning the limited astrophotography. Also I thougth I could send the scope to Australia were I will be on January but I was told Astronomics do not ship there. If not posible maybe I could bring the scope with me in January if the size is adequate. I would be very thankful if you could take time to send me your comments.

Thank you very much.

Celso Montalvo
Lima, Peru

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#2 nicknacknock

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 03:10 AM

Hi Celsom,

 

Please email Astronomics at questions@astronomics.com regarding your interest and mention that you are a member of CN :)


 

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 03:47 AM

I thougth this message was sent but it seems it was not. I received a message with the title of this message and I answered with some comments but the address did not received answers so I put it here with the hope Mike or someone will comment.

...<snip>...

 

Celso,

 

You probably received the email newsletter from Astronomics (via their automated mailing list). Mailing list servers are usually set up to not receive email replies from the mailing list's recipients. 

 

Screenshot of the email newsletter from my computer:

 

Astronomics-mailing.jpg

 

 

Also, as you are located in Peru, take note of the terms and conditions of Astronomics:

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


US SALES ONLY Due to the franchise agreements we have signed with most manufacturers we cannot accept orders for telescopes and many other products (such as CCD cameras) to be shipped outside the United States and its possessions (with the sole exception of Meade and Takahashi products, which we can ship to Canada, in addition to the U. S.)

 

https://www.astronom...and-conditions/

 

 

Bob F.


Edited by BFaucett, 30 September 2022 - 07:58 AM.

 

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 05:33 AM

...<snip>...  I have been asking and looking for some comments and experiences using the AT80ED without success. Maybe you could have a lot of links for that which I would appreciate if send me, especially concerning the limited astrophotography. ...<snip>...

 

Here's some threads.

 

ASTRO-TECH AT80ED 3.1" F/7 ED REFRACTOR
Started by George Methvin, Oct 02 2020
https://www.cloudyni...7-ed-refractor/
   
First thoughts on the AT80ED
Started by ravenhawk82, Jan 30 2021
https://www.cloudyni...-on-the-at80ed/
   
Just ordered an Astrotech AT80ED!
Started by James1996, Feb 12 2021
https://www.cloudyni...trotech-at80ed/
   
The AT80ED is a gem
Started by mac57, Jul 18 2021
https://www.cloudyni...t80ed-is-a-gem/
   
Eyepiece recommendations for new AT80ED, please.
Started by Headrott, Feb 11 2022
https://www.cloudyni...-at80ed-please/
  
It’s hard to describe how much I’m enjoying my AT80ED, but I’m gonna try!
Started by thecelloronin, Jun 27 2022
https://www.cloudyni...-i’m-gonna-try/

 

I did a search on Google using the following search terms:

site:cloudynights.com at80ed

Link to Google using those search terms:

 

https://www.google.c...ghts.com at80ed

 

Cheers! Bob F.


 

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 12:29 PM

Here's some threads.

 

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Cheers! Bob F.

Thank you for the answers. I have read the comments in the links you sent but none of them say about the capability of the scope for astrophotography. I already have a scope (Celestron C8) with which I take photos that are enough for me. I want to know if the AT80ED or AT72EDII or other of the scopes between 70mm and 80mm are enough for one shot color astrophotography. I know that they will be photos of wide objects in a 2-3° frame. I am confident that the views will be great. My concern is if the color aberration would prevent from taken nice photos as an addition to my far far from perfect photos with my C8. Is the EDT or EDL required? I think 80mm is my preference, but which model? Is the ED enough or should I put some additional effort for the EDT or none of them?


 

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 09:55 PM

Celso,

 

I noticed that you started the following thread in the Beginning Deep Sky Imaging forum back on Sept 16:

 

Astrotech AT80ED
Started by Celsom, Sep 16 2022

https://www.cloudyni...trotech-at80ed/

 

 

I want to know if the AT80ED or AT72EDII or other of the scopes between 70mm and 80mm are enough for one shot color astrophotography.  ...  My concern is if the color aberration would prevent from taken nice photos as an addition to my far far from perfect photos with my C8. Is the EDT or EDL required? I think 80mm is my preference, but which model? Is the ED enough or should I put some additional effort for the EDT or none of them?

 

 

I suggest that you might want to ask those questions in your existing thread in the Beginning Deep Sky Imaging forum. As I have never done astrophotography, I'm going to back out of this thread at this point.

 

Cheers! Bob F.


Edited by BFaucett, 30 September 2022 - 10:11 PM.

 

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Posted 30 September 2022 - 11:30 PM

Locking this one folks since there is another topic on the same thing in Imaging Forum.


 


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