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I don't know why there's a moon here....but that'a fuckin cool!
I have too many hobbies and can't always keep them compartmentalized... I like enjoy the awesome things other people do and sharing when I get to do awesome things lol. Thanks!

Nice, did you take these? If so what did you use?
Yup! I used an 8" Reflector telescope (1000mm focal length) on an equatorial mount that wasn't tracking (hand positioned). I strapped an unmodified Nikon D7200 body onto an eyepiece projection rig and used... hmmm... I'm pretty sure it was a 17mm and 25mm eyepiece.

I was playing with different image scales. Unfortunately the camera knows nothing about that so it's not saved in the image data like it would be if I used a camera lens.

So the Chain of... imagery? would be Moon -> Reflector scope -> 17mm/25mm eyepiece -> adapter adjustable gap ->D7200 image sensor. All focusing is done with the telescope of course, which is interesting.
 

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Daaaamn! Those were taken from Earth? :D
Not 100% sure. This is the first time I viewed the moon through this scope and it definitely felt like I was in orbit. I didn't look anywhere else for a while, so who knows.
 

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Kinda sacrificed quality for "quantity"... Tried my highest magnification eyepiece. Looks blurry and grainy and kind of like old Nasa photos lol.



 

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Do you do a lot of imaging? I'm into it too, won sir Patrick Moore award in 2014 :)
I have been lately but I'm brand new to this hobby. I used to shoot the moon with a 200mm Nikor and then got pissed one day because i could only barely make out the bands in a blurry greyscale.
 

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Awesome shots...really beautiful stuff.

It also gives you an appreciation for how much of a beating a planet can take without an atmostphere :p
 

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I have been lately but I'm brand new to this hobby. I used to shoot the moon with a 200mm Nikor and then got pissed one day because i could only barely make out the bands in a blurry greyscale.

Ah ok fair enough. If you want any tips don't hesitate to drop me a massage :) here's one of mine from last summer. Also back to bikes, saw a nice '15 ZX6R today. Very loud exhaust too...
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Stoopid question:

How do you image the sun without burning out the sensor on the camera?

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The same way you view it without burning out your eye :). A very, very dark filter that blocks almost all light.
 
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