So does anyone here do astrophotography?

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  • RyanDS 5 Apr 2011 10:29:34 9,429 posts
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    I dabble in it myself, generally with a webcam I converted myself and a 6 inch telescope, but would be nice to get some tips and some chatter going if anyone else does the same?
  • P.I.Staker 8 Apr 2011 19:17:17 450 posts
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    I'm considering doing a bit of Astrophotography, getting a new 8" reflector soon but it's on a Dobsonian mount. Think i'll try a bit of lunar and planetary stuff maybe a few clusters but no DSO's due to lack of tracking. Have you tried taking any shots with a DSLR?
  • ecureuil 8 Apr 2011 19:18:31 76,870 posts
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    It's something I've always wanted to get in to, but is rather expensive. :(
  • DaM 8 Apr 2011 19:30:40 13,258 posts
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    Actually that's a good idea, I had run out of things to buy. Educational for the children too :)

    I could use my old dslr.
  • Deleted user 13 April 2011 20:29:06
    I've been considering getting an Orion Skyview 1540mm:
    http://www.nikonweb.com/svp127/

    On my APS-C body, that one would become a 2310mm lens. Add a 2x teleconverter and you can shoot the landing site flag on the moon. OK, not quite true then. :D
  • prawnking1980 13 Apr 2011 20:37:59 4,613 posts
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    That is mental, those pics look a bit noisy though!!

    Lottery win would help I am guessing.
  • whatthefu 13 Apr 2011 22:50:47 871 posts
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    haha at running out of things to buy.
    I loved astronomy as a kid, pity telescopic gear is so expensive
  • heyyo 13 Apr 2011 23:32:23 14,373 posts
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    wonders of the solar system double bill is on BBC2 now
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