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Old 20-10-2014, 04:11 PM
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Camelopardalis (Dunk)
Drifting from the pole

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My advice would be to start off with a short focal length refractor on a good mount such as the AZ-EQ6 and go from there. It will take time to become familiar with your equipment, master polar alignment, etc. The short refractor will be easier to get started with and will give pleasing results on heaps of targets. Once you're ready to zoom in, you can get another scope to suit, depending on your interests.

For planetary imaging...a 9 or 11 inch SCT is easily accommodated on the above mount and can deliver the goods when the weather plays nice...which after all is the primary requirement for planetary imaging...
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