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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by lcdguy, 17 Oct 2010.

  1. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    Well i got a new toy.

    i used this
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    to take this

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    and there was some PP done in lightroom (most crop and some exposure)
     
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  2. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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  3. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    That's incredible... Do want!
     
  4. hirezo

    hirezo Minimodder

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    *dribbles* whats the brand of the telescope and how much does it cost?? :)
     
  5. Threefiguremini

    Threefiguremini What's a Dremel?

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    That's awesome! Looks to be the same brand of telescope that my dad has and recently I've fancied hooking the slr up to it and seeing what I could get out of it. How did you attach it?
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I would guess the 'scope is this one or the slightly bigger one at 200mm D & 1000mm F.

    Fearsome bit of kit.
     
  7. Tim S

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    nice work, looks like the scope was the right choice :D
     
  8. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    It's a Sky-Watcher 150mm 6" f/5 on an eq3 mount. Cost me around $579 CDN (after taxes)

    I used a T-ring attached to the eyepiece slot. They usually cost around $20.

    You are correct. And it's not that bad but quite heavy to move once it's all setup (around 30kg's). also since my camera is a 1.6 crop body the efective focal distance is around 1200mm :D

    Thanks for the positive results everyone. I hope to get out and do some more photography.

    for those interested in astrophotography it is critical you get either an equatorial mount or a alt/az mount with a wedge if you want to do any long exposures otherwise the stars will be streaks.
     
  9. Shadowed_fury

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    awesome! looking forward to seeing more :D
     
  10. smoothie

    smoothie What's a Dremel?

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  11. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Very nice, lcdguy. Christmas is coming up, and I've been going back and forth between a flash and a new lens. Now I'm thinking of a third option. Hmmmm.
     
  12. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    Wow that is amazing.
     
  13. mars-bar-man

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    That's incredible man!
     
  14. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    well considering reflector telescopes are very cheap (in comparison) something in the 4-6" range would be a good starter. But make sure you get an equatorial mount if you want to do photography. But if you like to spend money take a look at the apochromatic refracter scopes. Very nice but also quite pricey.

    Thanks for the comments everyone. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been cooperating lately so i haven't had a chance to go out again.
     
  15. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    If you wanted, could you do streaky star trails? Either by time or stacked exposures? or does the equatorial mount remove that all together?

    Nice choice, btw, much better then a standard lens setup.
     
  16. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Is chromatic aberration a significant factor with this size of scope?
     
  17. lcdguy

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    An equatorial mount aligns your telescope so that as you track a stars movement across the sky it's is a smooth arc since it is then aligned with the poles. It is necessary ifn you want to do any long exposure shots for things like nebulae and galaxies.

    I really didn't notice it that much. But then again i wasn't looking for it. Since in my setup there are no lenses just mirrors.
     
  18. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    I understand what it is, I was asking if it was an "always on" thing or if you could allow the stars to streak by not letting it track?
     
  19. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    ahh sorry yes if your looking at making a streaking star shot you simply wouldn't pan the telescope once you started the exposure. however considering telescopes have a fairly narrow field of view i would much rather use my camera on a tripod with a wide angle lens for that type of shot.
     
  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    No pics for me. :(
    Sorry for thread revival...
     

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