EF mount lens for galaxy/nebula photography

Started Dec 2, 2022 | Questions thread
OP mytree123 New Member • Posts: 17
Re: EF mount lens for galaxy/nebula photography

danny006 wrote:

Camera lenses are not really suited for deep sky photography. You are better off with a short refractor like a Astro-Tech 60ED + 0.8x flattener. It is not too heavy and gives you a focal length of 288mm.

You can image objects like the Heart nebula, Andromeda galaxy, Veil nebula and many more. Later on you can get a longer focal length for smaller objects.


Sounds like a great bang for the buck but isn't F/6 a bit too little of an opening? Do you know if an Omegon Minitrack LX Quattro would be enough to carry this refractor and a 6D MK II?

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