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    Hello i am wondering, i have been told by a dealer here in sweden that the Celestron Advanced C8-SGT XLT whold be a good scope for astrofoto. is that true? i wana be abel to take foto of the moon and nebulas. i want high details. is this good or is there someting ells that is better? scopes are more expensive here then in the US and that Sucks :P so can you all please help me ? =)

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    Christian that is a very good mount and a good telescope. I agree here in Australia even though the dollar is stronger now it still is way more expensive!

    Have you thought of getting someone to ship it over? What about visiting the US or Canada?

    What you can do is shop around and find a good price. Do you have a DSLR?
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    Hello, thanks for the awnser.

    Yes i have thought abaout it but the cost for fertil to te us is Around 1500$ so it Will cost me mord to get it from the us if i go there then if i buy it here

    Yes i have a samsung nx10 it is a great camera ^^

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    Christian,

    Yes, that would be a very good mount and scope for imaging. A German EQ mount is better than the fork mount I have with my 8" Meade LX90. Yet, I can take 30 second images in alt/az with an inexpensive Meade DSI Pro II and get (IMHO) pretty good results. Connect to my website and select Deep Space Images. Have a look around. With that rig you can certainly do better than what I am able to produce.

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    The Advanced Series C8SLT has the CG5 mount that is capable of astrophotography. It's 8 inch telescope is close to the weight limit of the mount for photography so you will need to be weight conscience concerning cameras, guide scopes, etc.

    Your assessment about importing telescopes to save money is the same as mine. Customs duties and shipping costs often eat away all the savings .... warranties generally are not valid, and obtaining any service should something fail is difficult at best or expensive.
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    tjbdallas:

    Can i realy take the same pictures or better? yours are more expensive ant look alot more expensive with all your gizmos :P how is that?

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    how mutch more can it take?

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    How much more weight? The CG5 mount is rated for 35 pounds (16 kg). For photography a mount's rating is generally considered approximately half of its rated capacity. This means that for photography the CG5 mount can carry approximately 18 pounds (8 kg) total weight. The C8S OTA is 12.5 lb (5.7 kg) leaving you approximately 5.5 lb (2.3 kg) for a camera, guide scope, etc. which is more than adequate. For these weight calculations, the weight of the counterweight is ignored.
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