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    Default Looking to get into Astrophotography as well



    So, I purchased my first scope, an 8"Dob which I am very happy with. I have also picked up a Hyperion Zooom and a 2X Televue Barlow.

    I am interested in some possible imaging and looking to pick up a Refractor to go with the Dob. I would like to hear any suggestions on a good, reasonably priced (less than $800 CAD or lower) refractor.
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    am unsure of $ conversion, but the new 80mm from orion, the ED80T CF is looking like a fantastic little optic tube, you'll need a field flattener for it though, I'm going to be rying and hopefully using the astro-tech feild flattener I've been using for my Onyx80mm - the Onyx is f/6,25 and the Orion is F/6.

    What sort of mount are you thinking to use?

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    First look for a heavy duty EQ mount -- find it and buy it and then start looking for the telescope to mount on the new EQ mount.

    Something like a CG5 with RA motor will work just fine as your first photo rig mount.

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