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Old 02-09-2020, 06:24 PM
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Hi Adam, The Skywatcher 8" f/5 Newtonian is ideal for the job. All you need to attach a DSLR is the appropriate T-ring[ Canon are the most widely used in
astrophotography because they had more dedicated software than Nikon and others.] If you get a Newt make sure that it has enough back focus for photography; many Newts are suitable for visual use only. All Skywatcher
Newts are suitable. A 6" would do the job quite well, but an 8" would keep
you happy aperture wise for longer. You would need a coma corrector to
ensure round stars to the edge of the picture, but that can come later.
The scope weighs just over 9kgs which would leave plenty of load capacity
available for camera and accessories.
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