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Astronomy photos

Post by IANK » November 19th, 2010, 10:42 pm

Here are a couple of photos of the moon taken on the 15th & 19th Nov they were taken directly through my telescope.

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This is Jupiter and 4 of it's moons

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by brucie1959 » November 19th, 2010, 11:34 pm

Fantastic Ian. Stunning

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by sandiego » November 20th, 2010, 8:52 am

Very nice

Can you please take a picture of the Sun because I have forgotten what it looks like!

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by bones » November 20th, 2010, 10:46 am

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by vortex003 » November 20th, 2010, 10:55 am

brucie1959 wrote:Fantastic Ian. Stunning

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Great pics Ian - nice to see Jupiter and the moons.Been having a look through the binos on the past few clear nights - your pics are much clearer!
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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by sandiego » November 20th, 2010, 11:06 am

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by TG » November 20th, 2010, 11:17 am

IANK wrote:This is Jupiter and 4 of it's moons

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And my "picture" ;)

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by IANK » November 20th, 2010, 11:26 am

Thanks for the comments

I have to admit I had to cheat a little with the Jupiter photo as the planet is so bright.
Jupiter was taken at 1/800 sec and the moons were taken at 1/20 sec both ISO 1600, I then combined the 2 :)

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by MANOFKENT » November 20th, 2010, 2:08 pm

From interest Ian, what waas the focal length? Around 1800 I should think.


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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by IANK » November 20th, 2010, 2:46 pm

Roger

The focal length of the scope is 1200mm f5

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by MANOFKENT » November 21st, 2010, 9:21 am

I shall have to have a go at the moon when it rises in the east with my 1300mm. Can't say it will be any good, but PS might assist. I did take some tests some weeks ago and because it's a fixed f8, some pics come out darker than others, but it all depends what I set the camera at, could be either AV or M, so tripod and remote is always a big help. With PS I can eliminate the dark outcome and get it looking lighter.

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by IANK » November 22nd, 2010, 9:16 pm

A glimpse through the cloud tonight. 1 day after a full moon.

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by moonie31 » November 22nd, 2010, 11:24 pm

Date for your Diaries 21 Dec 2010, total lunar eclipse! trouble is, its just before sunrise!

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by MANOFKENT » November 28th, 2010, 12:53 am

Just testing and as time goes by I will try and get the settings better. This was just a point and zoom in as a starter. Missed the full moon as days went by.

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Re: Astronomy photos

Post by IANK » November 28th, 2010, 1:24 pm

Did you use a tripod ?
I find settings of around 1/400 sec f8 ISO 400 should be ok.

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