Anybody using MFT bodies for astrophotography?

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Max Iso
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Anybody using MFT bodies for astrophotography?

So my GX7 is ordered, now i just wait, planning lenses. Already have a Minolta 50 1.7 waiting, as well as a Minolta 1.4TC. One thing i have been wanting to do is get into AP, mostly moon for starters but as i learn, i would like to do more. The title question is a bit rhetorical, i know people are using MFT for AP but im wondering what glass is being used.

I started a thread in the AP forum about lenses vs telescopes but there isn't much traffic there and they don't know specifically about MFT. Anybody here have an opinion on one or the other being better? Any particular legacy glass that's especially good for AP (any mount works, manual adapters are cheap) ? Im less interested in wider stuff like 100mm or 50 or 35 ect. Im wanting more to get into longer tele stuff, which is why i have been looking at scopes.

At this point im willing to hold off on the scopes though and start with lenses and see if those are good enough for my standards. I also don't want to spend much on lenses that will be using adapters as they are special use (for normal shooting i prefer AF) so im not interested in Canon L glass or the like. Less expensive legacy manual focus is the target.

Anybody know of zooms in legacy glass that are especially sharp? Long primes will work too of course. Bokeh isn't important, sharpness, price and FL are. Im currently scouring Dyxum and a few other sites for info. Any suggestions?

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