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    Astro photography?

    Anyone has done that?

    I mounted my camera on a telescope with a T-mount, but beyond full moon shots I can't get much going.

    Looks like I'd need to get a motor to photo planets and all, but I wonder if I should even bother to try.

    - It seems hard to calibrate all that to follow stars
    - Oly is famous for noise, so you'd have to combine pics to filter it out.
    - It's unclear how people get colorfull pictures of constellations. I'm told naked eye it'll look white anyway.

    Any astro-101 hints on what to do and what I'm doing/thinking wrong?
    Mind you this has to be a budget experiment, until I get hooked.

    Hmmm... Lucky I bought macro gear today.

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    Re: Astro photography?

    First of all: how long is this telescope lens ?

    Second: you will need a special drive between your tripod and your telescope to follow the constalation you want to photograph.

    And you will need a place as far away from any poluted area and get as high up as posible.......

    Peter

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    Re: Astro photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Archphoto View Post

    Second: you will need a special drive between your tripod and your telescope to follow the constalation you want to photograph.
    Peter, any suggestions on the drive/tripod economy solution?
    (Orion StarMax 127)

    Thx
    GF1 / E-5 / TM900

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    Re: Astro photography?

    Sory, nope......

    I never got that far into astro-photography, have been too busy buying equipment for my work as an architectural photographer.

    A good link to have a look: www.celestron.com , they have a lot for astro-photography including those drives.
    Wouldn't be cheap though.... these guys habe about everything for the amateur, the pro's do it BIG and VERY EXPENSIVE..... a couple of million $$$$$.

    Peter

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    Re: Astro photography?

    You could have a look at this site:-
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/O...rophotography/

    Chris

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    Re: Astro photography?

    Quote Originally Posted by Olcankonmin View Post
    You could have a look at this site:-
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/O...rophotography/

    Chris
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Astro photography?

    Try a PM to Beejaybee on the Amateur Photographer forum. He is deeply into Astrophotography and loves giving advice on it. About a year ago he started a thread on just this subject which I will not be able to find now but I expect he could point you in the right direction

    Roger

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