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Old 23-06-2008, 07:14 PM
mellotron
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Hi All,

I am new - it's great to find this site, I have already picked up lots of advice with just a couple of days looking through the forums. I have always been fascinated by space and have read lots over the years but never owned a telescope. I have recently been taking pics of the moon and Jupiter with my DSLR with reasonable results - I am amazed that you can see some of Jupiter's moons with only a 300mm lens. I would love to see with my own eyes what is up there with a bit more power.

I would like to get a good quality telescope that is suitable for astrophotography - planets and nebulae, etc. I don't want to spend too much as I will probably have to stop everything for a while pretty soon - I have a new baby on the way in a few weeks!

I am thinking a small-ish goto like the Nexstar SE range would be best as I would like to get set up pretty quickly. Are these systems suitable for imaging, or will I end up being frustrated and wish I had bought something larger, smoother, shinier, etc?

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