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Re: Best Scope Please? I'm Lost :(

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Posted by Kip Crawford on January 18, 2001 00:31:20 UTC

For "reasonable" set up and portability options, there atr basically 2 routes you can take. 1. Get an SCT (smaller versions) like a LX90 or a used LX10 or LX50 or G-8 or C-8 Celestron. These have goto capabilities or if you have the dough, a LX200. I wouldn't trust having one of the GT series scopes from Celestron for astrophotography. The big bummer with all this is that you'll need to pay for the decent equipment you need to for any "good" astrophotos. 2. A refractor (4" or bigger). Orion has a 4.7" achromat with drives (optional of course). They have Vixen (ED) scopes on GP mounts that would be nice also. The options for refractors are almost endless. Good refractor set-ups can be just as costly as SCT ones. In my experiences, using a SCT is the best route to go for future astrophotos of any type. Good luck!!

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