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For my birthday my parents got me an Orion 120ST eq with the canon lens mount adapter. Focal length is supposed to be 600mm which with my 1.6 crop factor makes it more like 960 correct? The product page showed pictures of galaxies and nebulae. Am I actually going to be able to get pictures like that as is? Any tips or things I should know about? Thanks
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Do you have a "clock drive"?
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No I do not. That looks a bit expensive is it really worth it?
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Check out this page.

Looks like you should be able to get some decent shots. One issue you may run into, since the shutter will be open for 5+ minutes n most shots, you may end up with motion blur. That's what the Clock Drive will help to correct.
 
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Check out this page.

Looks like you should be able to get some decent shots. One issue you may run into, since the shutter will be open for 5+ minutes n most shots, you may end up with motion blur. That's what the Clock Drive will help to correct.
Not correct, eliminate! With that magnification, in 5 minutes, whatever was in the field of view will be gone!
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