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Jan 28, 2010 05:50 |  #1

This was seriously like 10 days in the making through trial and error. And the fact that there hasn't been a clear night/fuller moon until recently. Wouldn't have been so hard if I didn't buy such a cheap telescope. Camera shake at 800mm is ridiculous. Can't beat a $30 telescope though.

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Jan 28, 2010 07:31 |  #2

very nice, i like the shades of grey you have going on here. It may seen a little dark, but I like it.


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Jan 28, 2010 10:16 |  #3

Maybe a tad over-contrasted, but I agree, you sometimes can't beat a cheap scope with a big reach. :)


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Jan 28, 2010 11:08 |  #4

Thanks guys. The original was actually way overexposed. I had no idea saving to RAW files could potentially save overexposed images until recently, hah.




  
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Jan 28, 2010 11:16 |  #5

Great shot for a cheapo setup! So, what telescope did you use and how do you attach it to the camera?


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Jan 28, 2010 11:27 |  #6

Found a used Tasco Luminova 660x60mm telescope on Amazon and bought a t-ring/t-adapter for another $30. Attached it to my T1i and shot it.




  
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Jan 28, 2010 11:36 |  #7

Cool, might have to have a look into those! Ta!


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Jan 28, 2010 12:02 |  #8

Yeah, it's actually a bit frustrating though. Instead of positioning the telescope, I found that if I just let it sink to it's lowest level and then adjust the legs to find the moon/subject, I can get it still. If I try positioning it, it'll just sink to the camera end and it won't stay still. I wouldn't mind paying for a more expensive telescope now that I've had a taste though.




  
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Jan 29, 2010 05:07 |  #9

should maybe add some counter weight to the scope to help hold it still. more mass will have a harder time shaking.



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Jan 30, 2010 18:46 as a reply to  @ Holster's post |  #10

Where are you located? I had a much different shot.


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Jan 31, 2010 09:53 |  #11

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Feb 01, 2010 21:49 |  #12

Don't know exactly why, but I REALLY like this photo! Good focus, and dramatic.


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