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    Anyone here are into astro photography? looking to try out... hope to get some advise on equipments for a beginner... Thank in advance....

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    if you are photographing the moon/stars, a telescope which can mount your camera will do...

    for star trails, singapore is impossible to do it due to light pollution...
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    i have did some research on telescopes but best if i can get some feedback from photographer using it... wat brand or setup to begin with... Thank!

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    i have used a Celestron NexStar SE8 before and was rather impressed...expect to burn a hole in your pocket if you're intending to purchase such a model though

    do remember that you need a solid telescope which will not creep when you mount your camera. the lighter version of telescopes will creep IMO..(don't quote me on this)
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    erm...there are so many different ways of doing astrophotography...i have used DSLR, digicam, webcam, video cam and even specialised camera for this purpose. There are also many different ways to mount and to capture the images, depends on what you wanted to shoot.

    Telescope wise, I have been using various scopes, from as small as 3" refractor to even 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain with GPS tracking mount.

    But first of all, what's your budget?
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    xiaobai: you might want to ask Wai or others for more advice as they are more experienced and can provide you with more tips....
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    Ok thank evenstar
    wai: how abt $500-$700 for a start... wat kind of equipments will be best? i have come to a few models which is the
    1) Celestron PowerSeeker 127 EQ(http://www.astro.com.sg/telescopes/c...eker127eq.php),
    2) Firstscope 102 AZ(http://www.astro.com.sg/telescopes/c...scope102az.php) and
    3) C5(2nd hand).

    How gd are they? Any other recommendation? Thank you...

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    Kinda curious, would a mirror lens do the trick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Kinda curious, would a mirror lens do the trick?
    don't think so if you want to take craters on the moon...
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