What some may view as an argument I view as a different perspective.
Quote:Jason,That is awesome. From someone who just looks and hasn't tried astrophotography since 1965 using a Brownie Starmite (you younger folks may have to look that up) and rolls of 120 B&W film. OK wait now I remember buying a Kodak 35 (rangefinder 35mm camera) used for like $10 in 1967 but the camera would tear out the sprocket holes in the film at about exposure #8 or #9 which effectively ended the roll for shooting leaving 11 or 12 unused frames or endless multiple exposures mid roll. I countered the problem by buying bulk film and loading my own cassettes with short strips of film. It was cheaper than buying another used camera Anyway I was asking a question and became lost for a minute. Ah, yes... how does that beautiful image you captured through your telescope compare to your just looking into the eyepiece? other keith
Quote:Jason,That is awesome. From someone who just looks and hasn't tried astrophotography since 1965 using a Brownie Starmite (you younger folks may have to look that up) and rolls of 120 B&W film.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:What camera did you use?
The Tasco 10K is colorfree like an APO but the RV-6 is amazing.
Quote:Now are you holding the camera behind the eyepiece and scope?
Quote:I should set up my RV6 and see how it performs. I bought one a couple of years ago complete with a set of Criterion eyepieces and never set it up to use it. giving me seconds thoughts that maybe that was a bad choice.
Quote:BTW, after I shot that with the 80mm, I immediately switched to the Criterion RV-6, and frankly it perplexes me why both scopes are so similar in price (but I really like both scopes, and thank goodness the RV-6 is a bargain!); see the attached image from the same night via the RV-6. That's Europa and its shadow transiting.Regards, Jason W. Higley