I'm saving now for a new telescope (hopefully a 16" cassegrain unless I get advised otherwise, I'll do that thread when I get closer) &, though I was
just hoping to take photos with mine (however video would be a bonus), I have to ask what software etc you use to capture your images ?
Sorry to be a pest but can you fill us in a little more on what you are using, image capture wise. Thanks & good job.
That was my mean concern when i wanted to buy a telescope .. i wanted an easy setup to take pictures and video ..
i have a canon t3i .. , and my telescope is a mak skywatcher cassegrain 127mm ,
i have a equilatoral mount with no motor .. gotta buy one soon though .. if i plan to take pictures of galaxies and constellations ,
i chose that mak because it has a ready made adaptor mount for my camera . you just need a T2 ring to fit your cam on it .. and bingo .. your set to
take pics and vids ,
for software i just take the mem card of my cam download them on my computer , and bump them in after effects or sony vegas to edit, most of the time
im not even editing them to keep its authenticity !
If you hook up your tele to stellarium, sky safari or google sky may work too on your computer or an iphone you should be able to find distant
galaxies automatically using your software if the tele is mounted properly. Plus it will track it automatically so no more shaky hands!
13-10-2011 by thehoneycomb because: (no reason given)
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