Telescopes + DSLR

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David Lal
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Telescopes + DSLR
Sep 13, 2008

Who knows anything about telescopes? I want to get myself a decent telescope and will certainly want to attach my DSLR to it from time to time. I am primarily interested in terrestial use - though will doubtless point the telescope into the night sky from time to time though have no real interest in astronomy.

The trouble is, there is a bewildering choice of manufacturers: what is the pecking order in terms of optical quality? I see Swarovski, Leica, Kowa, Kenko - these look expensive then more affordably Celestron, Meade and Acuter. My budget is around £300-400, say US$500-600.

So far Celestron Ultima 20-60x 80mm ED(F stop: 6?) has attracted my eye as has Meade Redtail 25-70x 90mm (F stop: 5.5?).

Has anybody an opinion - other makes? Decent independent website for reviews?

Any input gratefully received.

David

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