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Advice On Getting Into Astrophotography

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Posted by Nick/">Nick on July 21, 1999 16:36:10 UTC

I am an advanced-amateur photographer and would like to get into astrophotography. I am a bit confused by the selection out there. I do know what I want though:

The ability to take long exposure deep space pictures Something with a "Go To" function for finding objects Spend under $1000

After looking around just on Meade's site, I'm thinking maybe I can't find anything under $1000. I thought the ETX-90EC looked good, but then it didn't look like it had ability to track. I am also confused by the mirror or refractory types. Meade pumps up their Mirror line, but in my experience in regular photography, mirror lenses are usually cheap and don't have good resoving power. Is there any hope on finding what I am looking for, or should I go save a lot of money for something that will do the job?

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