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    Hi,
    I recently aquired my first scope its a skywatcher reflector D=114mm F=900mm. Its on a ordinary looking tripod with a Simple Type EQ1 Precision DC motor drive(no idea how to use properly) three eye pieces SR4mm, H12.5mm & H20mm. looking at the moon, juipter and others is nice but i want to get the most out of it. I believe most of my problems come from the fact i dont have instructions for it. any help would be great and am also interested in taking some photos threw it, i have stuffed around useing my camera(cheapy) although fun is a bit tedious, also looked at some ccd cameras eg.StarShoot solar system color imager iv($150) but not sure if it is suteable. any help would be great
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    The StarShoot solar system color imager iv is a CMOS camera, not CCD.

    Think you asked about CCD cameras in another post, $300 budget.

    Also you might want to consider upgrading the mount, even with a precision(?) motor on it , an EQ1 is not really up to the job. Sorry , probs not the answers your looking for but you asked the Q.

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    I agree with Pete that the mount is going to be a serious limitation to doing photography. The minimum mount considered suitable for AP is an EQ5. That said, though, you might be able to do some short-exposure photography of planets or the moon.

    I couldn't find a manual for the EQ1, but you should check the stickies at the top of the Telescope Mounts forum. There is lots of good information there about how to set up an equatorial mount.

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