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    I just got a "test drive" from Lightbuckets, (LightBuckets - Online Telescope Rentals and Astrophotography) and was curious what you all would choose to get photographed. I get an hour on a 20" aperture scope. Any suggestions?

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    ... pretty kewl Benji ... hmmm ... that's a tough one ... will have to think on that one ...

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    Hi again benji , i saw on there site it costs you points to use them but could not find a price for points . Any idea as to what it costs ?
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    On the front page there's a link to a faq that has a breakdown of the prices. You should also find some stuff about the free trial hour.

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    With the invention of the internet the idea of photographing the universe has become a rather redundant one as NASA have provided the best images of anything you will ever want to view thanks to the Hubble scope.

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    It's not a case of taking the best photos ever, but to take the photos yourself. Otherwise why bother spending time and money on astronmy? Just go and look stuff up on the Internet.

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    I guess depends on where the scope located, I know they have them all over - or were projected to...(haven't looked at their site in last 6 months) location of the scope? Camera to be used? LRGB, NB, OSC? f speed? or is a reducer available on the imaging trane? Any more info would be very helpful.

    On another tack, what do you like that would benefit from the fov/limiting mag/etc that a 20" er would provide ? Galaxies/groups/clusters? Sharpless? Planetary...?

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    Under the FAQ I found that a point is $1, but cheaper when bought in bulk and discounted when the moon is in the brigher part of is phases.
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