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6th of December 2008 (Sat), 16:07
I am trying to work a trade for my SCT 8 for a Skywatcher 100 with manual EQ mount. SHe bought it in 2006. She said its ED but dosent seem to know much else about it. SHe said it was a "production model" I thought she meant Pro but she said no. Anyone know anthing else about this scope ? I want to use it to get more active in astrophotography. i know I ll need a better mount. Its the blue one in the pic.
6th of December 2008 (Sat), 16:44
here is the same scope he says.
6th of December 2008 (Sat), 22:32
I'm sure the optics are well corrected but if you are hoping to do deep sky imaging the focal ratio is less than ideal at f/10.
A focal reducer will help but I don't expect you'll be able to get much below f/7. At 1000mm focal length and f/7ish you'll most definitely need a very accurate mount and/or a second scope and guider.
It would probably make a nice Lunar and planetary scope. Here's a review on the 100ED at Cloudy Nights:
9th of December 2008 (Tue), 17:31
i managed to sell my scope. This one lacked a good mount
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