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Astrophotography with a modified 40D

 
strgazr27
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Jan 31, 2008 14:23 |  #1

I got tired of waiting awhile back for one of the few companies that modify cameras for AP to get there poop together so I dove in and did it myself. I have a tutorial on my website on how to do it. I believe I was the first private person to perform the mod.

Below are a few of the images I have recently shot with the camera and my Scope. Hope you enjoy! Comments are welcomed :)

This is M45. A small but beautiful cluster and M42 in Orion. One of the most amazing areas of the sky.


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Jan 31, 2008 14:25 |  #2

A few more.

M31 in Andromeda and the Horsehead Nebula in Orion


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Jan 31, 2008 14:27 as a reply to  @ strgazr27's post |  #3

A few more can be found on my website http://Strgazr27.Zenfo​lio.com (external link)

Thanks for looking!

This is Comet Holmes and my Observatory called "StonyHill Observatory"


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Jan 31, 2008 14:28 |  #4

WOW! Fantastic! What other gear are u using?


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Jan 31, 2008 14:30 as a reply to  @ strgazr27's post |  #5

Here is the Observatory. I currently use a 7" ITE MN74 Maksutov Newtonian, a 66mm APO Refractor, a TMB130SS APO Refractor and I am also starting a project for a 10" f/4 Rosin Astrograph. It will feature a Mark Harry primary along with parts from Protostar, Antares and Starlight Instruments.

CS's


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Jan 31, 2008 14:45 as a reply to  @ strgazr27's post |  #6

Very nice pictures..... what is your average exposure times on your pict's ?


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Jan 31, 2008 15:51 |  #7

So, you're a dabbler that's just starting?? ;)

Very nice


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Jan 31, 2008 15:52 |  #8

OH MY LORD!




  
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Jan 31, 2008 18:34 |  #9

Incredible pics! :)




  
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Jan 31, 2008 18:39 |  #10

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Are those L lens telescopes ;)

Is the camera still okay to use in regular everyday situations?


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Jan 31, 2008 19:16 |  #11

very nice




  
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Jan 31, 2008 20:36 |  #12

do those telescopes come with IS? :) nice pictures!


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Jan 31, 2008 20:54 |  #13

Great work Bob. I envy your observatory. Traveling to dark skies to set up gets tiring. Still worth the effort though.

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Jan 31, 2008 21:22 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #14

good god, those images are amazing but i could never bring myself to bring down the blade on my 40D like that. you've got to either be one of the most confident and competent DIYer's, or you've got a lot of guts. either way, your results are breathtaking. =)


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Jan 31, 2008 21:26 |  #15

Nice pics, props on the sliding roof too.


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