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Telescope And Mount: What To Know

Telescopes and Mounts

Eventually, as you embark on your astrophotography journey, you’ll want to purchase a telescope and mount. Before you make that leap, this is the course to take. Why? The goal of this course is to arm you with the knowledge necessary to identify the right setup for you. Additionally, this course contains my “Try Before You Buy” blueprint.

Understanding The Telescope And Mount: Prerequisites

There’s a lot of information contained here, as a result, you’ll need your favorite note taking tool(s) for this course.

What You’ll Learn

  • Tripod & Mount
    • Tripod Purpose & Requirements
    • Types of Mounts
      • Alt-Az
      • German Equatorial
      • Dobsonian
    • Tracking vs. 500 Rule
  • Types of Telescopes
    • Refractor
    • Reflector
    • Compound
      • Schmidt Cassegrain
      • Maksutov
      • Hybrid
  • Importance of Focal Length and Aperture
  • How to Attach a Camera
    • Smartphone
    • Webcam
    • DSLR
    • Dedicated Astronomy Camera
  • How to Try Before You Buy

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