Dobsonian telescopes excel for visual observing, but aren't good for photography. The serious astrophotographers use high-quality, relatively small refractors on massive steel/aluminum, motor-driven, computer-guided mounts, with purpose-built CCD cameras and bundles of cables. Their observing sessions are spent seated at a table staring at a laptop screen. Which is fine, but a completely different experience from visual observing the original photons from a galaxy millions of light-years away with a hand-guided, hand-made dobsonian.
What is remarkable about the featured instrument is its relatively long for a dob (f7.1) focal ratio, which makes it really long but should give exquisite views at relatively high powers.
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