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Celestron 11049 NexStar 4 SE


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Hello Gang,

 

Been awhile since I've last posted so hope you all are doing well¬†ūüėĀ

 

I have been using an old telescope for some years now and whilst it is good for general viewing through the eye piece, I have never had any joy with taking photos even with previous tips from this great community. because of the lack of quality images, it had killed my joy. but recently I thought I would look into buying a new kit. 

 

So I started doing a little research and saw the Nikon P1000 Camera that though great this would do it and more. but I questioned myself, do I really want to spend over £1K on a camera? so then I though, let me look into getting a telescope and found the Celestron 11049 NexStar 4 SE. 

 

Question is, would you guys recommend the Celestron 11049 NexStar 4 SE over the Nikon P1000, have you had any experience with any of them. 

 

Would really appreciate your feedback as I would love to get an upgrade and start shooting again. 

 

Thanks much. 

 

PS: if there are any other you would recommend, please let me know as well. I would prefer one that has a tracking mount. thanks again. 

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If you are thinking going down the astrophotography chasm, what kind of astrophotography would you like to start with/realistically aim for? That will ultimately determine what equipment you will need and how deep you pockets need to be. 

I would avoid a camera where the lens cannot be removed if you're ever intending to use it with a telescope and would certainly avoid one with a lens with such a wide zoom range. They may be acceptable for everyday use but I would guess they their astrophotography results would be considered poor.

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@Clive, thanks for your response, much appreciated. 

 

I want to do more planetary imaging. Realistically aiming for our closest neighbor the moon, Saturn, Jupiter etc. 

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There are plenty of lunar and planetary imagers on here that will be able to give you much better advice than I ever could. But to perhaps help them, what camera, if any, do you currently own?

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Dean

Personally I would save my money and avoid the disappointment. 

The Next star 4 SE is really for beginners as a first scope for visual.

Being a single sided ALT AZI mount with pretty basic electronics it really is not much use for Astro photography.

You would be better off getting a second hand Skywatcher HEQ 5.

Far superior mount with loads of free software  out there for things like guiding and Go To applications.

 

 

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Hey Graham, thanks for your feedback. 

 

I just had a quick look, the Skywatcher HEQ 5 is just the mount it seems like, what telescope would you recommend to accompany that? 

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If you want to do planetary stuff find yourself a second hand Sky watcher 127,  150 or 180 mac .

Superb for that type of stuff.

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