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    Default help for a started wanting to take a huge leap



    hi all,
    i was looking around the net and got fascinated with Astrophotography, i am into photography but wish to explore the great unknown....

    i am located in Dubai, and the only options i can see for a telescope is the astroMaster 114 and the Nerxtar4se

    i want to explore the deep space rather than just planets and take pictures.

    now i know the astroMaster does not have a motor wish i intend to pick up if its recommended...

    so my questions are as follows

    which is the better telescope for astrophotography
    which is a better telescope for DSO
    which one is best to pick up


    thanks in advances for the help

    Rida

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    Hi Ridash. I don't think either of those scopes is very suitable for astrophotography.
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    Have a wee look here .....

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    Of the two telescopes, the 4SE is the better for your requirements. It has several built-in photographic functions and can it operate in the Equatorial mode and track objects. It will do for you to experiment around but if you are serious about astrophotography you will need to purchase a far better mount and other equipment

    The best bet for now is to forget about astrophotography and learn astronomy first. While you are doing that, you will learn what is needed for photography and decide where you want to spend the thousands of dollars needed to get into that aspect of astronomy.
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    Well I have to recommend that you just buy a fairly inexpensive telescope and use it visually for about a year ...then start thinking and researching what equiptment is required to do any semi serious imaging... Seriously it is entirely a different hobby then visual astronomy...the telescope used for imaging is nowhere near as important as the mount which you have it mounted on...

    Start Visual (and as cheap as possible) and research what is required to get into imaging...

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