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  1. Mr. Fingers

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    I think i've seen people on here use telescopes to get that tight.
     
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    The first one looks pretty poor, the second however looks great. Good telescopes can come with camera mounts. We are buying a Nikon F-mount adapter for a friends Celestar scope. The telescope is 1150mm at f/10, and we will be using a magnifying eyepiece for focusing.

    You won't get such results with a normal lens unfortunately. The upside is telescopes have other uses (the sky really is very pretty)
     
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    you can use a good telescope like mentioned, or if your just bloody rich you can order canons 1200mm f/5.6 prime lens and slap on a 2x converter! youll probably be able to snap a shot of the land rover!!!!! lol
     
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    pretty much, need a telescope for that picture, or the 1200mm prime with 2x converter. telescope is cheaper
     
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    Ah O.K, well, one day i hope to own a powerful telescope like that. Could watch up there for hours.:D
     
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    You'll also need to be able to reach a place where there is no skyglow from the lights of a nearby town or city.

    Prints like that are not easy to achieve.
     
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    This last shot was very likely taken with an 85mm or 50mm prime on a simple digital slr. The trick to getting the photo though is through multiple long exposures and the camera mounted on top of a motorized telescope or on the mount itself. If you are patient you do not need anykind of tracking mount at all, the same can be done with a home made device called a 'barn door tracker.

    Check out the Cloudy Nights web site for tips on astro photos.

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