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    Default Considering Purchasing a New Scope



    I found a used Celestron c8 for about $425. I'm trying to determine if this is a good deal. I am really into astrophotography and have a very nice 80mm APO. However, I want something larger for the smaller targets/planetary shots. Will this be a good scope for these purposes?
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    Default Re: Considering Purchasing a New Scope

    It will work well for planetary shots. You may have some issues on the AVX if you try lengthy exposures on dim smaller DSOs as the scope is a little heavy for the mount. But for planetary it will be fine.
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