Heya fellow POTN'ers ... been researching and following astro-threads on here for the past 14 months or so, been bugging lots of people, asking lots of questions and going in circles ... so firstly, special thanks to all who have helped out!
Been shooting with my standard gear, wide and zoom lenses on a tripod for a while and finally bit the bullet and invested in an 80mm refractor and HEQ5 Pro, absolutley fantastic bit of kit!!!
Ofcourse ... not so many clear nights with my new (and first!) scope setup/cloud magnet, so shooting the moon in the meantime.
This is my first photograph, taken this morning about 640am, using my Orion ED 80T CF, prime focus, mount used just as a tripod as it was already daylight when I got outside, focus was tricky with the scope pointing straight up and didn't bother connecting my laptop for PC Live View so just winged the focus with the camera's own Live View standing on my head, minimal RAW conversion PP done, C&C very much welcomed:
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100% Crop version linked: here.
p.s. Can't wait to try this at night time on the next clear skies we get!!!