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So I just got a t3i for Christmas and I have taken some pictures of stars and the moon and stuff but I want them to be better. So if I want to get full frame moon shots and take pictures of some nebulas what do I need? I am very cheap by the way.
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sorry AP and cheap doesn't go in the same sentence...serious...

this would be the the cheapest mount to get started and weight limited to just a DSLR and lens. Want a telescope? you need a larger more expensive mount. If you find $400 is tough then you might bite off more then you can chew. If you can fork the $ over then this IS the best option and combo that with some sub 200mm manual focus prime lens and you should be taking some nice images. I wish this mount was around when I got started.


http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=278-17967

Full frame moon shots with a Canon APS-C would require a focal length of 650mm or so.
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