Stellarvue Raptors and Lizards

I like unexpected adventures. And from time to time I get a little more than I bargained for. Over the years, I have owned a crazy number of small refractors. They make for fabulous grab-and-go instruments: if there is a beautiful moon outside or I have a friend over who has never seen Saturn through a telescope before,
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Astrophotography with Newtonians- A Review of the Celestron Omni XLT 150

For many years, I have used small refractors to photograph the night sky. Refractors are great if they are well corrected and up to 80mm diameter they are quite affordable. With the right reducer/flattener and a decent camera it's possible to create wonderful images: if tracking is done properly, stars will be nice and small pinpoints.
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