|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?|
So does anyone here do astrophotography?
RyanDS 11,364 posts
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P.I.Staker 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?
ecu 79,380 posts
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It's something I've always wanted to get in to, but is rather expensive.
DaM 16,280 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.
I've been considering getting an Orion Skyview 1540mm:
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.
That is mental, those pics look a bit noisy though!!
Lottery win would help I am guessing.
whatthefu 935 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 14,362 posts
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wonders of the solar system double bill is on BBC2 now
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