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6th of November 2008 (Thu), 09:28
I don't see any sticky in this forum so I'm curious how the nebula shots are taken. It looks like all you need is a telescope, tracking mount and digital camera. Is this true? How do you attach the camera to the telesope lens? Can someone post some links on the best tutorials?
6th of November 2008 (Thu), 09:45
Jerry Lodriguss (http://www.astropix.com/HTML/I_ASTROP/TOC_AP.HTM) has a great overview. His book on CD is invaluable.
Michael Covington's Digital SLR Astrophotography (http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/dslr/DslrSamplePages.pdf) is highly regarded. The sample pages 7 & 8 (pages 51 and 54 of the actual book) have wonderful illustrations of most of the configurations for taking astrophotographs with a DSLR and a telescope, and how they actually are connected.
6th of November 2008 (Thu), 10:01
+1 to the comment about Michael Convington's book.
6th of November 2008 (Thu), 11:23
Jerry and Michaels expertise and books are great help . I've talked with Jerry quite alot over the past 11 yrs ever since i got into amateur astronomy . He's a very nice person and very smart . He does more than astronomy tho but you'll have to check out all his website to see . I've contacted Michael a couple times over the yrs and i also have one of his earlier edition books . As matter of fact Michael and Jerry work together off and on and you'll find where Michael gives credit to Jerry in his books and vice-verses . In case you still need to see some actual images of scope and camera setups just look on my website on the equip. page . I have most ways listed concerning any SLR camera being digital or film . They both work the same way . Now webcams and CCD cameras dedicated to astro images only work a little different and you wont find anything there on my site concerning those two cause i haven't messed with the CCD type as of yet and unless my $$ increase i never will :( . Thought i might also add that CANON (http://mysite.verizon.net/~vze4r2c2/Astro/AstroDigiCamFAQ.html) has a astronomy section on their website also .
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