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What are your thoughts about the SW Mak 180 for planetary imaging? Looking at taking a side step from deep sky over to planetary and have been trying to figure out the optimal scope for it.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most! :tease:

Scope: SW Esprit 120ED, GSO 10" RC, Askar FR400, Askar FR600
Guide Scope & Camera: Sky Watcher Evoguide 50 ED APO, ZWO ASI290mm, ASI 178, QHY5-II-M, ZWO OAG
Camera: ZWO ASI 6200MC Pro, ASI 2600MC Pro, Nikon D850, QHY 600 Mono
Mount: Skywatcher EQ8-Rh Pro, iOptron Sky Guider Pro, iOptron CEM70G
Accessories: Moonlite Nitecrawler WR30, Eagle 3 Pro, Starizona APex ED .65 Reducer, QHY CFW3/7 Filterwheel, QHY Polemaster, Pegasus UPBv2, Starizona Filter Slider system,
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What equipment do you currently have?
It may be what you need already.
Proper Telescopes: Antares 105 f/15, Bresser 102 f/13.2, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNGDX 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen ED115s f/7.7
Mounts: Berlebach Planet w/ 410mm pier, Celestron AS-GT, Celestron CG-5 w/ Argo Navis & tracking motor, SLT w/ 250mm pier & tripod mods, Manfrotto 028b w/ SV M2C, Mantrotto 055Pro w/ 128RC, Skywatcher EQ-5 w/ dual drives, TAL MT1C w/ wood tripod, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 & 200mm half pier
Diagonal: 2" A-P Maxbright, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (P), 2" Zeiss/ Baader Amici Prism (DX2), 2" Long Perng Amici Prism, 2" Stellarvue DX, 2" TeleVue EverBrite
Eyepieces: Antares to Zeiss
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Current gear is Skaywatcher Esprit 120 on an EQ8-R Pro, ASKAR 400. Recently picked up a GSO RC 10" Hasn't seen first light yet, still waiting on collimater to show up. I mostly do deep sky but want to try my hand at planetary
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most! :tease:

Scope: SW Esprit 120ED, GSO 10" RC, Askar FR400, Askar FR600
Guide Scope & Camera: Sky Watcher Evoguide 50 ED APO, ZWO ASI290mm, ASI 178, QHY5-II-M, ZWO OAG
Camera: ZWO ASI 6200MC Pro, ASI 2600MC Pro, Nikon D850, QHY 600 Mono
Mount: Skywatcher EQ8-Rh Pro, iOptron Sky Guider Pro, iOptron CEM70G
Accessories: Moonlite Nitecrawler WR30, Eagle 3 Pro, Starizona APex ED .65 Reducer, QHY CFW3/7 Filterwheel, QHY Polemaster, Pegasus UPBv2, Starizona Filter Slider system,
Software: SGP, APP, APT, CdC, Planewave 2, Adobe CC Suite, Pixinsight
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