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    Hello everyone.

    For the most part Im just starting out. I currently have a Meade ETX 90 (Probably 8 yrs old) and while it seems to be ok I never could get the GO TO stuff to work. That alone really annoyed me and other than the moon i havent really viewed much of anything else. Just recenlty I found out my son has been tinkering with it and tryin to view what he can. With his interest in the hobby it has now renewed my interest in the fact I can share this with him.

    We both have talked about getting a new telescope and wanted to get something that is was easy to use, at some point add photograpy to, and was Go To. While manually looking for things sounds cool and all Im realistic enough to know I dont have the patience for that.

    After looking through forums and reading a few of the magazines we both narrowed down our choices to either:

    Meade 8" ETX-LS SC

    Celestron CPC 8"

    Both seem to do what we are both interested in and we would appreciate any comments or recommedations.

    Thank you for all your help

    Chris

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    Hi, Chris, and welcome.

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    Welcome to the forum. My choice would be the CPC == more mature electronics.

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    Hi and welcome to our forums Chris. Of the two I would concur with Joe about the CPC .

    If you really want to get into Astrophotography , well I would personally go for an Equatorial mount and the best I could afford , EQ6 or Atlas or similar model.

    Clear Skies

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