Digital Camera World - - SHOOT THE STARS -

The ba­sic mo­torised track­ing mounts sup­plied with most cheaper tele­scopes are great for view­ing the stars, but aren’t ac­cu­rate enough to get sharp close-ups of dis­tant ob­jects. For shoot­ing with a te­le­scope or long tele­photo lens, the ideal mount is a de­sign known as a Ger­man equa­to­rial mount or GEM. There are many dif­fer­ent types, but try an HEQ5

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