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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:37 pm 
hello i'm looking for a astro-telescope for around £130-180. Someone from the shop have advised skywatcher but i forgot which one of the skywatcher O_O.

can someone recommend me some good astro-telescope with my price range?

also will be using 550D camera.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:39 pm 

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I got the Skywatcher 130 PDS, special made for photography.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:06 pm 
mind posting some images taken using your dslr and telescope? also can you give me a proper link for this product?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:20 pm 

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Location: Bristol, UK
Any skywatcher with a DS tag is made for astrophotography with a DSLR, but you dont you have to get one with such a tag - just be wary of this thing called inward travel. The biggest thing I can advise on is that its the mount that will make the most difference - the sturdier the better.

With your budget you could possibly get the skywatcher 130M:

In order to connect your DSLR you will need a canon fit T ring and T adapter

With this setup though you will be limited to small subs but it will certainly give you a decent scope for observing and allow you to see if you want to really get into astrophotography. Be warned though if you do its a slippery slope :lol:

Lee Diggle
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