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Beginner cannot squeeze all the moon in?

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#1 peterpixel

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 09:32 AM

Hi

 

I am in the UK and last night was my maiden attempt at taking an image of the moon. The result was "OK" I guess for my first attempt??

I was using my Skymax 127 AZ GT (same as the Orion 127) Maksutov-Cassegrain scope and an Olympus OMD EM5 m4/3 camera. The camera was directly connected to the scope (ie not through an eyepiece).

To my surprise I could not get all the moon into the shot so after some resarch I am loooking to get a focal reducer but I need some help.

I cannot really afford the big ticket Celestron 6.3 reducer but I have seen a SVbony reducer which you screw into the end of the eyepiece for less then $15.

 

Can someone advise if these SVbony reducers work on Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescopes or are they just a waste of money. Any other suggestions welcome too.

 

Many thanks

 

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 12:25 PM

What about a two pane mosaic instead?

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is easy to use and free!

 

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#3 Borodog

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 04:08 PM

I have the SVBONY reducer. Two of them in fact. They are junk.

 

Just make a 2 panel mosaic in Microsoft ICE as Klaus suggested.



#4 peterpixel

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 06:33 PM

OK have downloaded it, will see if I can find some you tube video to see how it works, many thanks.

 

I guess you get what you pay for!!!

 

Peter




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