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EWhytsell

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Heres an Orion nebula pic I got last night. It got clear and the temp dropped to about 15 degrees. This time I shot some frames of the bright core and masked them into the rest of the image to get everything exposed right.

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Mighty_Zeus

Duuuuuuuuuuude :cool:

I've been really interested in getting into this. My In-Laws got me a decent telescope, have to order the mount for my Nikon when I get home still. It won't get anything near that, it's only 1250mm f/13, but it's a place to start. It will track moon, planets and some select deeper space stuff for the long exposure.

Bad as hell mate.
 
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EWhytsell

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At F/13 you'll have a really nice planet scope for sure.

My scope stock is 2032mm F10, but I used a focal reducer for that shot to bring it to 1300mm F6.3 to widen the field a bit. I still can't quite get the whole cloud to fit, but thats good enough for a print.
 

tetsuo

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May 6, 2004
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:bowdown: photos like this just make you think about how small and insignificant this planet really is
 
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EWhytsell

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TS: Reflective, Refractive, Dobson, which is best for planetary?

A really good quality purpose built scope of higher than F/15 would be a good way to get some awesome shots. I've seen one purpose built F/78 scope. That was sweet and could resolve Pluto and its moon Charon to some surface detail.

To get into it on a little less expensive level you can get a really nice refractor or the type that I use called a Schimidt Cassagrain. They use a primary concaved with a hole in the center of it with a secondary convex mirror to put the light down the hole along with a corrector lens on the front to fix vignetting to some degree. You can get them cheaper per aperture than a refractor and with very good quality.

Reflectors will work very well too, but require a heavier mount due to their size and weight.
 

ERock

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:bowdown: amazing shot

My next door neighbor has an 18" dobsonian. Wonder if I can mount my camera to it somehow
 
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EWhytsell

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Jun 16, 2008
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:bowdown: amazing shot

My next door neighbor has an 18" dobsonian. Wonder if I can mount my camera to it somehow
That would be sweet. You can get a mount for it from lots of places. It would need to match the barrel size of his focuser and then from there its a standard T-thread with a T-ring to match your camera.
 

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