Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX Lodestar
Lackawanna Astronomical Society
AT6RC w/ AT2FF (FL1370mm f/9)
Orion ST80 w/ SSAG
Canon T3i (Gary Honis Full Spectrum)
Canon T2i (stock)
Astronomik CLS-CCD clip-in
Orion Atlas EQ-G
"My GOD, It's Full of Stars!" For the Obser: Atlas EQ-G w/moded SN8,JMI moto-focus, flocked tube,custom mirror cell.ED80 w/ACCUFocus,SSAG,DSI,EZ Guider. Modded Canon T1i,Pentax K-5II. For the field:14" Orion 14xxi,Flocked Tubes,Custom Paint,6 Fan Cooling,LED ground board lighting. Celestron CG5GT for film/digital photos w/EZ Guider, Atlas EQ-G w/an ES102ED/AT72 Piggy backed,EZ Guider. Various 1.25 & 2" Eyepieces.
Quote:Still don't understand why the flip out screen matters...ya ain't gonna focus/capture using it anyway...unless one is "shooting from the hip" so to speak.It's gonna be controlled via capture software on a 'puter of some sort, so the flip out function seems redundant/not important.?????????????????? Looking at the screen???????? how passe...
SteveCarpe NoctemBushnell 10x50 Seymour solarized binoculars.Bushnell 12x32 moon and terrestrial binoculars.Celestron: 102-GT Refractor OTA on a CG-4 GEMAstro-Tech Value Plössl 32mm, 20mmZhumell Z series 14.5mm, 9mm, 5mm+42° 18' 37.39", -122° 52' 3.76"
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Quote:I really thought I typed "T2i" into the original post. Maybe my vision is getting poor.
Anyway, my T2i is on its way and I hope to get some shots with it next week. It has all the features I need and I don't plan to have its' filter removed anytime soon. Lots of great shots to enjoy with the stock camera body.
Clear skies to us all;
Quote:I believe the T2i has a movie crop mode that is better for planetary imaging. Better how?...I have no idea. Jerry Lodriguss explained it in another thread but it went way over my head.
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