Bought my first Telescope... Well, my second, I guess.

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    September, 2013
Bought my first Telescope... Well, my second, I guess.
Posted by robadob275 on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:41 AM

Just purchased a Celestron NexStar 4SE with the intent to begin my astrophotography with it.Starting out with just enough to get started, and expect to build my infrastructure around this scope.

I almost purchased a Meade ETX 90, but after some of the reviews I read I opted for the 4SE. 

This is my second scope, as I purchased a Meade 2070 last week cheaply as my starter scope, generally.  I plan to let my 11 year old son practice on this scope in the future, as he is interested in the stars too.  Technology sure has come a long way since I was a kid, and I'm sure he will enjoy it.  Already took it out tonight and viewed the moon through the holes in the clouds.  Been a while since I've viewed the craters with my own eyes like that.


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Posted by DaveMitsky on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:48 AM

Keep in mind that the Celestron NexStar 4SE is an f/13 Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope and, as such, is better suited for lunar and planetary imaging with a webcam or a DSLR camera with "live view".

If you're interested in imaging deep-sky objects with a DSLR or CCD camera, an 80mm ED refractor on an appropriate equatorial mount would be a better option.

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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