Shooting the moon.

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  1. Markw

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    All of your moon shots have captivated me. So, I was wonderng. How do you do it? I cant imagine that you use a regular type of camera lens. But this is why I ask, I do not know. I would like to eventually do this so any and all help will be appreciated. If you could include an example shot, it would be great and include what you used to take the picture in terms of camera and lens and the settings would be great too.

    Thanks in advance.
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    [​IMG]

    8" reflector scope, f6(1200mm), istDS, iso 400, 1/90 sec.
     
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    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    Thanks for recommending my Guide, ATXshots. :)

    I actually JUST posted an update to it, version 2.0, that includes an example histogram.
     
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    Greyhoundman, if you use a reflector scope (im guessing thats some type of telescope?), dont you have a black circle around the image because the eyepiece isnt as large in diameter as the lens you shot with?

    Mark
     
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    Whaaaaaaa! wonderfull!:thumbup:
     
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    No lens is used. The camera is connected directly to the focuser.
    It is like using a huge mirror lens.
    This is the scope I built and uase for my photos.
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    Nice Dobsonian, Been thinking of picking up a 12 inch for sale locally, I know it's not very portable but we live on 200 acres in the country and building a observatory might be feasable
     
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    it's my works, but my camera
    rLens is 70-300 mm, o the greatest distance of the moon also is the only way to see it.

    english is poor,sorry~maybe i can't express my meaning:lol:
     
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  10. Markw

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    When you say that you attatch it to the scope, how do you do so? Do you just put the camera on a tripod and push it flush against the end of the scope? This is confusing me :lol:

    Mark
     
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    The inside diameter of my focuser is 2". So I made an adapter to connect the camera to the focuser. It is made from a T mount and a piece of 2" aluminum tube.
    These can be bought. But I rarely do that. :)
    [​IMG]
     
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    And here is the camera mounted on the focuser ready to shoot.
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