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    Is it possible to add tracking to the Orion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope? And I don't mean the little 4 button dual axis control box. But real tracking, for astrophotography? Something that can be operated from a laptop, and a gude scope latter.

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    Probably not...

    This is a nice telescope/mount for visual use, and it can be upgraded to clock/sidereal rate drives, but there is no GOTO/computer interface capability for the drive motor add-on.

    The mount isn't substantial enough, and the telescope is of the wrong design for ease of use in imaging.

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    Cool Thanks, might as well just get this basic scope Orion StarBlast 4.5 Equatorial Reflector Telescope, and maybe get a better mount for the tube sometime. This is about my budget anyways. And it should give good enought views for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinPSD View Post
    Probably not...

    This is a nice telescope/mount for visual use, and it can be upgraded to clock/sidereal rate drives, but there is no GOTO/computer interface capability for the drive motor add-on.

    The mount isn't substantial enough, and the telescope is of the wrong design for ease of use in imaging.

    Go here for some mount insights:

    Mount Tracking Error / Mount Charateristics
    Wow, I went back and read some of this stuff. So if you have a Hubble Telescope on a Million Dollar tripod you can take images of space. I thought this was a Amature Astronomy site???

 

 

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