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Celestron NexStar 8 GPS XLT Connections

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#1 damarks913

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 12:02 PM

Good Day,

 

Someone has this complete setup (tripod, OTA, fork) for an attractive price, but I'd like to know several things:

 

Is this going to be decent (not great I know) for Astrophotography?

 

What will I need to connect to a PC and guide?

 

Will Fastar improve things appreciably?

 

Here is a link to a CN review on this exact Carbon Fiber scope (not the one up for sale though.

 

https://www.cloudyni...8-gps-xlt-r2045



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Posted 23 April 2024 - 12:34 PM

I would say no to all your questions personally. Any kind of C8 is not a scope you should try to learn AP on.  You need to start with an 80mm ED refractor.



#3 damarks913

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Posted 23 April 2024 - 01:20 PM

I would say no to all your questions personally. Any kind of C8 is not a scope you should try to learn AP on.  You need to start with an 80mm ED refractor.

thank you, I should have led with the fact that I have experience, had a CEM40 and various newts and refractors, and was using a QHY268C. Just trying to rebuild on a budget...I know, likely a fool's errand in this hobby. But I have no SCT experience, either visual or AP.




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