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#1 xbunnyraptorx

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:48 PM

A little messing around with the 12 inch telescope my school has. I didn't take a lot of frames, only 30 at ISO 1600, so it is pretty fuzzy. There were also some clouds on and off at that part of the sky.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:06 PM

You can get far better results by taking video instead of still frames with that DSLR. S&T has a good guide here, and Jerry Lodigruss has a book on it here.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:46 PM

Try a Barlow next time!


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:47 PM

You can get far better results by taking video instead of still frames with that DSLR. S&T has a good guide here, and Jerry Lodigruss has a book on it here.

Well, its dependent on the resolution of the DSLR itself. In modern DSLRs, its true. However, in DSLRs like my D5000, the video records at a very low resolution (in mine its 720p), making it in fact worse. So it really depends on what DSLR you have.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:02 AM

 

You can get far better results by taking video instead of still frames with that DSLR. S&T has a good guide here, and Jerry Lodigruss has a book on it here.

Well, its dependent on the resolution of the DSLR itself. In modern DSLRs, its true. However, in DSLRs like my D5000, the video records at a very low resolution (in mine its 720p), making it in fact worse. So it really depends on what DSLR you have.

 

720p can still give you good results if you can get decent FPS. All of my solar system astrophotos were done with a 640p camera.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:35 PM

 

 

You can get far better results by taking video instead of still frames with that DSLR. S&T has a good guide here, and Jerry Lodigruss has a book on it here.

Well, its dependent on the resolution of the DSLR itself. In modern DSLRs, its true. However, in DSLRs like my D5000, the video records at a very low resolution (in mine its 720p), making it in fact worse. So it really depends on what DSLR you have.

 

720p can still give you good results if you can get decent FPS. All of my solar system astrophotos were done with a 640p camera.

 

That is true if you use a Barlow to get enough resolution (or already have enough focal length for that).


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