posted on Sep, 11 2007 @ 08:51 PM
Silcone Synapse, go for the Meade ETX-125.
It's not only the biggest model in the ETX range, but it's also within your price range. You've looked into all this, so you'll know it's fully
motorized, and can be totally computer controlled. Hook up your laptop and you're away. It has +30, 000 celestial objects already programmed in, and
it can track em all.
But if you're new to astromonmy, then I suggest that you don't get into astrophotography right away. It's hard and you've got to have mad
star-gazing skillz. Plus, the cost of equipment skyrockets.
BUT, if you're still adamant, or have experience, then I would recommend the Phillips ToUcam. It's a web-camera that is specifically meant for
astrophotography. It mounts directly onto the focuser, and produces excellent quality images.