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Old 14-07-2019, 11:19 AM
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Tracking vs nontracking

Would it be safe to assume that a alt/az mount would be better for general observing and short exposure photography where an Eq mount would be better for tracking and long exposure?
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Old 14-07-2019, 01:29 PM
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Yes.
Generally for astro photography you need a German Equatorial Mount.
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Old 14-07-2019, 02:03 PM
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Peter, depends on the mount... but yes it is why I generally set up my AZEQ6 in altaz mode. The eyepiece position is a lot more convenient especially if there are kids to look through it, and no concern about where north/south is.

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Old 16-07-2019, 10:52 AM
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Absolutely Peter, if you go the other way you will be broke forever.

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