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kesselrun
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Reged: 11/02/12

Loc: Glasgow, Scotland
Re: Advice on focusing on the moon??? new [Re: Turf1]
      #5650428 - 01/29/13 02:16 PM

Oopss double post, sorry.

Edited by kesselrun (01/29/13 02:22 PM)


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kesselrun
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Reged: 11/02/12

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Re: Advice on focusing on the moon??? new [Re: Turf1]
      #5650437 - 01/29/13 02:21 PM

Yes Turf1, thanks for the reply, it's good to know somebody was/is in the same boat.
It's great to actually receive positive feedback on a forum!!!
Good work CN!!


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michael hester
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Re: Advice on focusing on the moon??? new [Re: Turf1]
      #5650457 - 01/29/13 02:31 PM

Most of the new Canon DSLRs have a live view zoom mode, you can try focusing in that mode. The view finder won't tell you if you're in focus unless you use a lens rather than your telescope.

A 5 inch should be capable of excellent detail on the moon.


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