|30th of January 2009 (Fri)||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Bradford, Ontario, Canada
Got my scope - FRUSTERATED already :(
Frustration is my new middle name!
I am a photographer who has moved to using a telescope in order to get better moon shots i do shoot with a 70-200 2.8L and 50-500 F5.6 however the shots I have wanted to get lack the details, focal length and tend to come out really soft when adding my 2X Tele-converter to my 500 making it a 1000mm
So with talks with some of the local guys who get the shots i wanted it has come down to needing a 1200-1500mm telescope which i have now picked up Sky-watcher 127mm.
It's pretty new to the market and talking with the local shop we decided this was best. To save cost as i was going to go with a cheaper scope on a EQ mount we decided to just order the tube with no mount and use my Video tripod being that i am shooting the moon only.
So it has come in and i am kind of freaked about the way things are suppose to attach, i should have brought some better details with me to work however for attaching the camera I have a EOS T-Ring which seems really lose.. And requires Allen key to tighten up which I don't have and will pick up tonight on my way home.
He also sold me a eye piece adapter tube thing which I am only suppose to use a piece of which threads into the T-Ring that attaches to my camera body and the other end is just a tube that I slid into where the eye piece goes and there are two thumbscrews to hold it in place, Now this is where I get nervous… I mean holding a 4 thousand dollar body up 4-5 feet in the air tilted down only held on by a couple of thumb screws really does not seem good to me Can I drill holes or would this ever be adjusted later on? I was thinking drilling a couple of holes so the thumbscrews go in or is it pretty safe?
I understand my mount is not going to do anything other than the moon and I can live with that for now, I have seen a lot of the deep space stuff you guys are doing and would love to get into that and have been looking at something like a GOTO mount for tracking and stuff and was looking to build a mount for attaching a second DSLR and my other lens to for shooting that sort of thing. What kind of mount would be recommended and what would be entailed?
Attached is a shot of my rig thus far.. and I hope to get a clear night this weekend ( all these dam snow storms ) to get a shot off or two to make sure everything is working.
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