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Capturing VENUS Planet through a 8 inch Dobsonian Telescope without tracking

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#1 Tiago Ferreira

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Posted 22 October 2021 - 08:13 AM

Taking a picture of Venus with an 8" Dobsonian telescope without tracking using a smartphone and an eyepiece or a ZWO224MC astro camera. Have a nice weekend!

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=fiTBEHalQC8


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Posted 22 October 2021 - 09:27 PM

Interesting video.  Thanks, I enjoyed watching it.

 

I sometimes use my 10" Skywatcher for planetary imaging with good results.  No EQ platform or tracking, strictly manual.  A google search will turn up plenty of articles about planetary imaging with a Dob.

 

This image, which is nothing special, was taken in 2019 using a ZWO ASI290MC and SharpCap, processed in AS!2:

 

Jupiter 2019 07-20.jpg


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Posted 23 October 2021 - 05:03 AM

Interesting video.  Thanks, I enjoyed watching it.

 

I sometimes use my 10" Skywatcher for planetary imaging with good results.  No EQ platform or tracking, strictly manual.  A google search will turn up plenty of articles about planetary imaging with a Dob.

 

This image, which is nothing special, was taken in 2019 using a ZWO ASI290MC and SharpCap, processed in AS!2:

 

attachicon.gifJupiter 2019 07-20.jpg

It's a nice picture.

Yes, planetary imaging without tracking is fine. However everybody wants more and sooner or later want to reach DSO's where the limits are far beyond the Solar system. And that's when tracking will matter and EAA enter in our life changing it for good :) It's like opening the door to the Universe.




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