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cmp
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astrophotgraphy camera question

I looking for a good camera that will work astophotgraphyand i got a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ-MD telescopebut i not sure what camera would be good to get for take pic of the moon amd stars and other things?

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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question

To clarify....what is your budget?

 

What do you think about a D7100 with a Telescope mount?  Also research if the weight too much for your telescope motor?

cmp
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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question


xl wrote:

To clarify....what is your budget?

 

What do you think about a D7100 with a Telescope mount?  Also research if the weight too much for your telescope motor?



i was thinking $300-$200 for a used camera or i was thinking of get the orion 52175 starshoot solar system color imaging camera IV?

 

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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question

The Orion option appears to be much simplier.  The sample images on flickr look good too.

cmp
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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question


xl wrote:

The Orion option appears to be much simplier.  The sample images on flickr look good too.



thanks that help me out abit.So i take it the same as the camera but cost less but i hopeing it work with linux like stellarium?

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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question

I don't have experience with the Orion, so I recommend you continue your research.

 

DSLR's offer a larger sensor to yield better image quality.  They also offer a view finder, something the Orion does not offer.  However, the price, weight, and your telescope motor would not support it.

cmp
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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question


xl wrote:

I don't have experience with the Orion, so I recommend you continue your research.

 

DSLR's offer a larger sensor to yield better image quality.  They also offer a view finder, something the Orion does not offer.  However, the price, weight, and your telescope motor would not support it.


My prob i not sure what DSLR camera to pick from?

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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question

  • You will not find a new DSLR for under your $300 budget.
  • The D7100 is the best all around consumer DSLR
  • The D3200 is most affordable Nikon
  • A DSLR will need a Telescope mount.  You need to research the cost for your telescope.
  • the challenge is whether your telescope motor if it can support the DSLR's weight

 

 

 

cmp
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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question

Yes i will on amazon.com i find uses one.

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Re: astrophotgraphy camera question

i forgot i got a piggyback mount on my telescope if this helps?