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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:38 pm 
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For a cheap long lens I'd say one of those F/8 500mm mirror lenses would be a better choice than a scope.

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A mirror lens is essentially the same as a similar construction scope, just a small one with a camera mount on it.

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I know, but the 500mm makes it easier to steady. Same for the F/8, which also means less diffraction 8)

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I got a question about the motor: Will it track stars correctly in 2 dimensions, or does the motor only move to the side?

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It tracks in two dimensions, and the tripod comes with a wedge built in so you can set it up equatorial style and eliminate rotation too.

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So itll track the stars exactly?
Thanks popo;)

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It should track good enough, but personally I'm lazy so never got it quite perfect...

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