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=== $1400+ - DSOs === ----This is about the 'entry level' price for DSOs. A cheap but functional tracking mount, a DSLR and a telescope. Simple, but it'll let you get some great shots and hopefully last you a little while before you feel like an upgrade. * Mount: Orion Sirius (new): Approximately $1100 on Orions Website, Can be found cheaper used. * Camera: Canon / Nikon DSLR: Approximately $200 on Ebay or Craigslist. Find one with a lens included. * Software: NINA - Free. * Telescope: [https://www.astronomics.com/astro-tech-6-f-4-imaging-newtonian-optical-tube.html AT6in imaging newtonian]: $300 * Accessories: T-ring, T-adapter, dovetail, tube rings for 6” newtonian: Unknown price, check Ebay. The addition here is the AT6in telescope. This is a pretty nice imaging newtonian with a fast focal ratio and will let you get some stunning images even untracked. With the mount polar aligned correctly you may be able to go up to 60-second exposures before trailing occurs and at F/4 this will be a lot of detail. Newtonians, especially fast focal length newts can be difficult to use. A lot of people prefer 80mm APO refractors to newtonians as they are easier to use and don't require collimation, but they are usually more expensive than their equivalent newt and due to being around F/7 in focal ratio will not show as much detail unguided. As always it's best to do research and figure out the pros and cons of each. Potential images: [http://i.imgur.com/SgRts77.jpg Triplet in Leo] ([http://www.reddit.com/r/astrophotography/comments/29r4gd/m51_the_whirlpool_galaxy/ Credit]) ----
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