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ok so i am seriously thinking about this now. could somebody suggest a camera, scope, mount or any other equipment i would need. i am thinking of getting the canon EOS 1000D. my budget would be 300 quid for a scope. are reflectors or refractors better or not? the main thing i would want to capture are galaxies and nebula so i would need a 'fast' scope right?
The mount is very important EQ4,5 or 6 with Synscan tracking, especially if your going to be doing galaxies and clusters. Start off small and work up.
The main thing I have learned in the last 4 years is it's all about the mount, tracking, alignment.
Just as a note, I use reflectors for visual and refractor's for imaging, it's a personal choice.
your budget will be blown just on the mount, without tracking
thanks ray for your reply. yea i read the the mount is extremely important. how much do you think it would cost for a good mount with tracking? i am willing to spend 300 quid on scope tube and wotever the mount may cost. do you think the canon is good cam? i intend to buy camera and start out with it for awhile then i will buy the rest maybe next year or year after. i am in no panic to buy as i want to do some research plus money is hard to come by these days as you all know im sure. what scope would you suggest ray? yours is a sky watcher yeah?
This for the Scope:
This for the mount:
and the Canon 350D is a good entry level or EOs Rebel 450/550D
or even a CCD camera - etc!
Hope that helps?
thanks ray, much appreciated! theres just so much out there its hard to know where to start. would be nice to start snapping those elusive galaxies. would you kno where i could find some images taken through this scope? thanks again ray.
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