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Which is better

Which is better for astrophotography, A mak or a refractor? I heard that mak was good for terrestrial but how does it go for astro?? and how does it compete in prices?

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Old 28-02-2010, 11:34 PM
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The long focal length of the Mak makes it hard work to image. Your exposures will need to be long and your mount extremely accurate. Rather you then me . Sounds like you might want to look at the mak newt from orion. These have a much faster F ratio and will give you the best of both worlds. Not sure about the F ratio's on the Intes micro's but I have seen some great pics from these scopes. Visually well made maks are stunning to look through, probably my all time favourite in fact but I have tried to image through one at F15 and would have been better off slamming my head in a door, that way I would have definately seen stars .

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