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rjhanby
Mar 30, 2021
In Equipment Questions
If you reach the position where you are going to be running multiple setups concurrently, all things being equal, do you want several different mounts or would you prefer all of them to be identical? I can see it both ways. Always fun to play with something new. But keeping track of multiple sets of eccentricities could quickly get old...
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rjhanby
Feb 01, 2021
In Content request
I watched your latest goals video. Were you talking about getting APOD or AAPOD? Almost all the recent APODs I've seen are either a little gimmicky or big time hubble level shots. Not the (IMHO) classy pictures you guys produce. Again IMHO, but I think your body of work will always stand out even if you never score an APOD.
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rjhanby
Jan 27, 2021
In Equipment Questions
I'm getting back into amature astronomy a step at a time. Due to some long ago storage snafus with an expiring credit card, I'm starting over. First purchase will be a Canon 5d mk ii that I'll get modified for astrophotography. On the heels of that purchase will be an EQ6-Pro mount. That will let me ease into some astrophotography (and mount my less than stellar refractor my bought me for Christmas for a little goto practice and fun). I have in mind two telescope purchases. Eventually a Celestron 9.25 to replace my long lost Meade 8 inch SCT, in the short term a Williams Optics refractor. My question, on my budget I could go RedCat 51, 73, or 81 (whatever clever name they have). I'm really gravitating toward the redcat, but it's hard to shake the old more aperture is always better mindset. I've been haunting AstroBin looking at pictures from the various models, but I'm not seeing any pics making one a slam dunk over the others. Curious what opinions here are?
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