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My first image with this new telescope (TS 8 inch f/5 ONTC) was M27. I took lots of 15 second exposures so I could get a good feel for how well the coma corrector was working. The stars looked reasonable in that shot so I moved on to trying to guide this large scope. I am using a AP Mach1 and it seemed to barely notice the scope was on it! I estimate the weight of the ONTC and guider and camera is around 35 lbs. The guider is a little 50mm finder scope I converted to use an Orion SSAG camera. It rides on the back of the main scope.