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    hi everyone!
    I'm a keen astronomer and new to astrophotography. I've been looking for some advice/s (by anyone's experience) in choosing my toys (equipments, i.e. telescope & camera) for a beginner. I know this topic is pretty broad, so.. any response will be really helpful. thanks in advance

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    Hi and welcome to our forums . We can cut broad down a bit , by setting a budget and sticking to it !

    What kind of AP are you interested in, Planetary/Lunar, DSO's , Nebulae ?

    Guided or unguided ?

    Lots to consider !

    Clear Skies

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    hi and welcome to the forums.
    a great place to be.friendly and helpful.
    ala what pete has said.looking forward to
    your posts.
    clear skies,
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    Welcome to the forum. Tell us a little bit more -- do you already pwn any equipment? Do you have a telecope? What kind of mount have you been investigating? etc etc--


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    You sound like my wife Jennifer!
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