posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 12:06 PM
reply to post by GrumpyCanadian
I just got hold of one of these variable projection adapters,so that I can use eyepieces as well for a much further zoom:
The guy in the shop said it probably wouldn't work as its meant for a different type of telescope.
Most internet info said it can't focus through my scope..
For two days I had real problems focusing though the adapter-because I had to shoot through a window as it was damp outside.It was nearly focusing,but
BUT-when I took it outside today I managed to get good focus on the hills opposite my house,so its all been worthwhile.
I will make a video using the new adapter soon.
I really want to get closer to those awesome moon mountains right near the end of the vid.
And I will be aiming for other planets and stuff as soon as I get clear skies.
One thing I am not too happy about is how sensitive my scope/tripod is.
All it takes is a bit of wind,or even my dog trotting about nearby,and the view wobbles about.
Anyhow,here's an image from March 8th,through my original adapter-Very orange that night,I was wondering if the solar flares had anything to do with
Really tricky to get good focus due to the amount of sunlight bouncing off the surface-This is one day away from a full moon.
Thanks for looking folks!
edit on 10/3/2012 by Silcone Synapse because: extra letters moved about for your reading pleasure as always