Skywatcher vs Vixen Optics?

2 years 2 months ago #536816 by Allen Carrel
In terms of getting into astro photography, which of these two telescope brands would you say is the better pick?  I'll be looking at either a 80mm or something around 100mm.  Would like to be looking at deep sky, and something that I can easily mount my camera too.  

Thanks for the help. 

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2 years 2 months ago #536882 by Ryan Obryan
Vixen has been around since 1940's I'm pretty sure.  I don't know much about Skywatcher. 

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2 years 2 months ago #536963 by effron
You're aware for deep sky photography, the telescope is almost the least important component? Do some research, attend a star party,  join "cloudless nights", online community, see ... can drop some serious coinage on astrophotography.

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