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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Thanks for the additional advice on Shooting shooting stars..
I think I am going to begin investing in Upgrading my ability to shoot astrophotography. From what i am reading
it seems a lot of though has to be put on stability and tracking. Which makes sense. Too much coffee, and no tripod never makes for a good astrophoto.
Since I have a dsr. I would want to be able to mount it on my tripod with a tracker of some sort. But later, I would like to replace the dslr, with a telescope, then mount the dslr to the telescope to do the imaging. Advice on that?
Originally posted by Hellhound604
finally had some sunshine this weekend. Sunspot 1734 on 04/05.
300 frames converted in Registax. Celestron 80mm refractor with Baader solar filter and Baader solar Continuum filter with Imaging Source DMK41 CCD camera and 2x Barlow. For solar images the Imaging Source CCD camera gives superior results to my Canon EOS 7D camera, even with an additional UV filter fitted. Wanted to get Ha images too, but by the time I swapped the telescopes, clouds have moved in. One day, when I am mature, I still want to get a mount that can take all of my telescopes at once, lol
Has anybody over here had good results taking solar images with an ordinary SLR? I am not sure if I am doing something wrong, but it seems as though my SLR gets overloaded with UV light, even with an additional UV filter, whereas my unfiltered CCD camera doesn't. Doesn't matter how much I play with exposure settings, etc, I just cannot get acceptable images from the sun with my SLR.
and also on an interesting sidenote, I have studied the sun and outer space via my telescopes for 100's of hours, but I have yet to see any UFO's, or weird phenomena that so many ATS'rs keep on seeing, double suns, etc, etc, etc ..... but I guess, all of us amateur astronomers are paid "shills", hey, where is my money??????
edit on 6/5/2013 by Hellhound604 because: (no reason given)
edit on 6/5/2013 by Hellhound604 because: Sorry, had to add the sarcy comments.edit on 6/5/2013 by Hellhound604 because: (no reason given)