posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 08:04 AM
I have recently taken up stargazing with an old highschool buddy of mine. He has a telescope (910 mm) - very basic stuff - and I have an old Sony DSLR
(aplha700) and a T-mount which allows me to mount the camera directly to the telescope.
My friend has some optics which allows for a greater magnification, but aren't compatible with the camera mount, so I'm looking into buying and
extension tube online.
Thus far we've been able to get some good pictures of the moon, and a few not so good ones of Jupiter, which aren't very detailed, but you can make
out the moons which is still pretty cool.
We should also be able to get some pretty good pictures of Saturn. Next step would be the Andromeda galaxy or the Pleadies I think, but doubt we'll be
able to get any kind of pictures from them.
Here is a picture I took of the moon yesterday - 4/20/2013.
Shutter Speed:1/15 second
Focal Length:910 mm
LINK - FULL SIZE
If anyone has some good advice, I would love to hear from you.
I'm thinking everything from the camera settings (Shutterspeed, ISO etc.), equipment (lens filters, extension tubes etc.) or space stuff we should
We only have limited funds, so the possibilities for big upgrades are small. But I am finding this quite fascinating, so perhaps in time.
I uploaded this on the Member art forum because my approach to photography has always been artistic. There might have been a better forum to ask in,
but coulden't figure out which one.
Here is a LINK
in case you are interested in checking out some of my other work.
06/06/12 by Mads1987 because: (no reason given)
edit on 06/06/12 by Mads1987 because: (no reason given)