Hey everyone, some questions as I’m a bit lost with all this information floating around.
I enjoy digital astrophotography on my star tracker, but I recently sold it as I’m planning on buying a Heq5 pro goto mount and a 6 inch reflector like the Skywatcher 150pds with a coma corrector. I use a Canon eos 800D/ rebel t7i. Will add guiding in the future. So this concludes my plans for digital astrophotography.
Now for film..
I own a Mamiya 645 1000s with 80mm f2.8 lens. I’d love to use a medium format, in this case my Mamiya I already own to do film astro. I can’t attach it to the reflector because it would be way too front heavy. Seems like I would need some sort of refractor to do this?
I’ve read the forum and it looks like the Olympus OM-1 is popular. Could I attach this to the 6 inch reflector with an adapter or is this not possible? It’s a 35mm and I love medium format but it looks like “deepsky” isn’t possible with the Mamiya 645 body, right?
I know it isn’t recommended to get into film astrophotography now. But film has gotten popular again, that’s why I bought this camera in the first place. Also plenty of places in my area the develop, scan, push/pull film. That’s why I’m focusing on my digital setup. But I would still like to use film (preferably my medium format camera I already own for some deepsky shots) Is this possible or am I being dumb haha. It looks like I can only use my Mamiya for a widefield shot with the Mamiya lenses, like this one I took https://i.imgur.com/mqGuzPn.jpg . Please let me know what the possibilities are! Thanks