I mainly use my 80mm Stellarvue and Venus has a really nice crescent visible. The clouds moved in last night and so my imaging was cut short though I
did manage to get a few moon shots that I'm processing now. I'm certainly no expert but it's a fun little hobby to play around with. If you're
intersted in a great scope for a great price the 80mm Stellarvue SV809/D is a fantastic value and it gives razor sharp images.
Sure thing. I'm no expert by any means but just gimme a holler and I'll tell you what I know about it. Check out stellarvue.com if you're
interested. I have the 80mm SV809/D and the 60mm spotter for a guidescope. Even the little 60mm gives razor sharp views. I hope it's not a
violation to recommend vendors....it's just the gear that I use.
Yeah I have a problem with my webcam. Using the SPC900NC the camera is basically a 4mm eyepiece which is really pushing the mag limit for such a
small (80mm) scope. But heck that gives me an excuse to buy a larger refractor, huh?
Well I can try but that was just a pic with my Canon digital camera...not through the scope. Basically it would look just like the video clip the
previous member posted. But I'll sure give it a go! I'll be happy to send you the original image if you like. It's considerably larger than the
one I posted.
I took this video of Venus last night and used the aperture cover to reduce the glare to enable the true shape of Venus to be seen.Taken with a cheap
web cam and a very cheap Chinese 6" reflecting scope with 20mm eyepiece. I think I may invest in an hd web cam with digital zoom to get better
pictures and footage.
Check out some prices on Dobs (reflecting scopes). You can't beat them for the bang for you buck. And also you can get astronomy specific CCD
cams...a little more expensive than webcams but made specifically for astrophotography. I purchased a Celestron Starhopper 6" reflector back in 2000
for $299. The only reason I don't use it as much is that it's not quite as portable as my refractor and my Maksutov. You can get a 10"-12" Dob
for $500-$600....dang....now I want another Dob
Thanks for the advice,as I am sure you know its the devils own job trying to take footage through a telescope.I got mine courtesy of a roll of
electrical tape and a lot of patience.Just waiting for the moon to get a little fuller so I can try and film it.
My first images that I ever attempted were with a camcorder on a tripod over the eyepiece of my Dob. What a pain but I got some awesome moon pics
that way. Plenty of free software online for image processing too. Message me if you need any help finding software
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