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post #61 of 252
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Been cloudy over here. No good chances for any shots, bleh. It should at least rain for a change!
post #62 of 252
i've got a big 8-inch tele but no camara mad.gif maybe I can post a phone pic over the lens at some point. impressed. lets keep this thread going!
post #63 of 252
Can't find my eyepiece adapter. frown.gif

I can shoot with the t adapter but with little magnification...boo...had to order a new one.
post #64 of 252
ok, heres my crappy pic

wimq6u.jpg

taken with my iphone 4 (something I'm not proud of owning) over my orion xt8 with a 2xbarlow, a 25mm lens (I think, it was dark) neutral filter (keep the brightness down for the crappy camra) it it looks blurry it was just my hand holding it.

its the cassendi. above (south, but to the top of the photo) is the mare humorum
post #65 of 252
Considering what you were working with, not terrible. thumb.gif

You should try the same with only a barlow.
post #66 of 252
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Considering what you were working with, not terrible. thumb.gif

You should try the same with only a barlow.

thanks smile.gif I've been considering getting a camera for it, but then again to do anything I'd need to get the mount computerized to track, and that’s even more $$ on top of a camera
post #67 of 252
I'm actually in a similar boat. Have the scope and the camera, but I need a tracking motor as manual tracking will not produce the best results even on a German equatorial mount. (unless it's simple fast exposures of the moon/sun)
post #68 of 252
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even on a German equatorial mount. (unless it's simple fast exposures of the moon/sun)

now try that on a big dob rolleyes.gif at the very least I need a camera
post #69 of 252
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Just placed my order for a nice manfrotto tripod, an EF 400mm f/5.6L USM, a gen. 3 2x teleconverter, and a 40mm f/2.8 STM. I'll be trying to get some nice shots of the moon! Getting up close and personal with that 800mm focal length! I'll get another teleconverter to stack some day, but they are pricey! I'm hoping with 800mm I'll be able to catch some planets too.

What's a cheap scope that I could get in the near future to take pictures of Jupiter and Saturn? Also, recommendations on guided mounts?

I'm itching for a full-frame like the 5DMkIII, but that it doesn't have a flash kinda bugs me. Until then, the 60D will do just fine.
post #70 of 252
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 I'm hoping with 800mm I'll be able to catch some planets too.
 

 

You sure will. I was able to snag pictures of Jupiter that show the striped atmosphere and 4 Galilean moons @ 600mm. On a 4x6 photo, it's about the size of a dime. Saturn should also be a viable subject. thumb.gif

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