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Doesn't seem too bad for a beginner scope ...enjoy it. smile.gif
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I'm really enjoying the 400mm USM.

Say hi to Saturn! My first shot on it.

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So, when using Telescope Refractors, can u connect it to a laptop/PC, and save pictures like so, or can it only be done by using a camera right on the viewing scope?
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So, when using Telescope Refractors, can u connect it to a laptop/PC, and save pictures like so, or can it only be done by using a camera right on the viewing scope?

If you shoot a Canon body, you can shoot teathered and as soon as the shutter clicks it is sending to the computer and you can view.
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If you shoot a Canon body, you can shoot teathered and as soon as the shutter clicks it is sending to the computer and you can view.

Yes! I love that aspect! You can basically use your laptop to be the live view screen! You can also manipulate settings from the laptop too, from ISO to f/stop. I can imagine hooking the body up to a laptop while you're on a guided mount, shooting from the computer as you go (no need for a remote this way!). I've used it several times when shooting the moon back when I used my EF-S kit lens, it certainly helped results.

Unfortunately, Nikon doesn't offer this on all of their models, or I think they charge you for it. With Canon, it's free on the disc that comes with your body.
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Looks like im gonna have to switch to a Canon DSLR down the road :/
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Looks like im gonna have to switch to a Canon DSLR down the road :/

The 60D is a great buy!

If you're really wanting to capture lots of IR, then the 60Da is an even better choice.
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The 60D is a great buy!
If you're really wanting to capture lots of IR, then the 60Da is an even better choice.

Alrighty smile.gif

I think i'll sell my D3100 before i buy a new DSLR to off set the cost.
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Alrighty smile.gif
I think i'll sell my D3100 before i buy a new DSLR to off set the cost.

POTN is a great forum to browse for knowledge, as well as camera comparisons done by many of its users.
post #120 of 252
There is free software (unless you purchase Lightroom...love it) that allows you to tether the 3100...believe it requires a script to run, also free. Just need a mini usb cable.

There are tutorials around the web.

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Edit: my mistake, lightroom does not support the 3100...but there is freeware out there.
Edited by Mongol - 9/10/12 at 8:02pm
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