posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 11:02 PM
Stunning, I was for many years a active astronomer and would on occasion mount up a CCD camera but I was finding that buggering about with all the
software and settings was actually taking me away from why I liked astronomy and that just looking at objects in the night sky even with a basic set
of bins was very rewarding..
Anyone actually these days can take fantastic images just by purchasing a cheap used Meade ETX or similar scope and mount up a old DSLR/SLR on a
mounting ring, set the lens to infinity and manual exposure (M setting on Cannon) and using a remote cord bang out a 15 minute exposure. The tracking
of the scope will make sure you have no star shift in the frame but the depth you will get from the exposure esp with Higher ISO settings will be
worth it and that is without worrying about enhancing which can take it all to another level.
I actually think one of the saddest things is that a good majority of the worlds population esp in Western society or city dwellers will never see the
milky way due to copious amounts of light pollution, I myself living in London would have to make trips out to Arizona (Empire Ranch) for my astronomy
fix as the weather and light pollution in the UK is so poor..