If you're thinking about getting a Dobsonian Telescope for the purpose of using it for Astrophotography, especially those Deep Space Objects: I'm offering these examples of photos I've taken with mine.<br /><br />These photos were taken at Death Valley, California (very dark skies) through a Meade 16" Starfinder Dobsonian Telescope with a 25mm eyepiece. The magnification is 90x. The camera was a 5 mega pixel Canon Powershot G5 using Orion's Orion's SteadyPix Camera Mount. Exposure times were 15 seconds each with the camera set at f/2 and ISO settings at 50.<br /><br />As you can see, the two objects are fairly large, bright objects: The Great Orion Nebula and The Cigar Galaxy. With a guided or tracked telescope they would be phenomenal photos: even with a much smaller telescope. They are not bad as is, especially for a single frame in a Dob. The photos have been processed with Adobe Elements. I'm offering these photos as an example and to help you make a better choice when thinking about what kind of 'scope to get.