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Originally posted by DeeMack
Im not a tech guy, but I would love clarity on how this type of technology could help identify anomalies on the moon. I know it sounds like a stretch, but can these type of cameras be equiped to a telescope and would you still be able to zoom in with the telescopic lens in between the object and the camera.
Originally posted by photobug
[Sure you could, Get yourself a good 4x5 camera. I am sure that you could get the mount to put a telescope to it. The only downside I see would be is that you would need a fast film to compensate for the F stop of the telescope unless you have a large trust fund you could tap into for a high end lens or telescope. Telescopes typically do not have the larger aperature openings that camera lenses have. I also know that there are a lot of telescopes on the market that have 35mm mounts on them. You could use a 35mm with slide film and get pretty good detail of the moon providing you do not end up blurring the image.
There are a lot of astro photographers out there do a google search you will find out a lot of great info on photographing the heavens
[edit on 3-9-2007 by photobug]