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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.......

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Re: Astro photography?

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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)

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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 $$$$$.

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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?

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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Re: Astro photography?

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

Chris
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