If you've been an amateur astronomer for as long as I have, you might remember the old Celestron Schmidt
Camera's, back in the 1970's.
It was pure voodoo.
First, you had to mount the film roll of 35mm film in a dark room, and mount on the exposure plate.
Then you had to hyper the 35mm film, using a gas hypering tank, under pressure.
Then you had to mumble some magic words, like "clear skies, dear universe" and a whole
bunch of other things had to work in your favour and go right.
And is that what they mean by the good old days?
Well, happy days are here again my friend.
As in the Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Astrograph
Optical tube only
or with your choice of CGEM DX mount
or with the heavy duty CGE Pro mount.
If you want to do serious deep sky work, then this powerhouse of a system will do it for you
Without the heavy lifting that astroimagers had to do years ago.
And while those old Schmidt Camera's were very clever for their time, today you
get to utilize forward thinking technology by the brilliant engineers who work at Celestron.
I've met these guys, and I will tell you more about them later, but needless to say, they
are always thinking of you, the astrophotographer, and how to make your life easier
by incorporating features, that while they may cost a bit more in the beginning.will pay off handsomely in the
Or, you can do it the hard way, and hope for the best.
The choice is yours.
Clear Skies, (and that ain't no voodoo curse)
PS Hey if you have astroimages that you've taken, I'd love to see them. Just hit the reply
button and send them to me. Don't worry if they are not perfect, that's not important.