The #1 most important item for astrophotography of deep-sky objects is your equatorial mount. The mount should always be the most expensive part of your setup. If you can afford nothing but a mount, just get an adapter and put your DSLR/lens on if you can, then upgrade to a scope later. The mount rules all.Almost all best astrophotography mounts sold today, apart from a few premium offerings outside the scope of this article, are computerized German equatorial mounts. These astrophotography mounts are the most lightweight, versatile, and inexpensive option available to amateurs.
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