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    Not too shabby!
    The 18-55 is my wide shot lens, good for clouds around this dumpy state

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    Lol, oof.
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    Was looking for Jupiter... what I think was Jupiter....I couldn't see any moons. Might be some haze or something. I've gotten pictures of them before. I got a decent picture of our moon, though.

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    Always cool
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    Considering getting a telescope and messing around with astrophotography. From what I'm reading, a refractor is the way to go... direct adapters to hook your DSLR right up to the telescope and you do not have the focus issues found on reflector styles. The 2 pieces you need to hook up a DSLR are a whopping $38, so that's not bad at all. Gonna do some shopping and studying. I found this one on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-Nex...YNBD9Z5JY42GQJ

    It's got all the computerized motors to find and track objects and totally lends itself to DSLR use. But I'll keep looking.
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    sounds like fun Would have to leave town to a certain extent to get away from some of the light "pollution" - hope that works well!
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    Re: The Official StrafeRight Photography Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DennyCrane View Post
    Considering getting a telescope and messing around with astrophotography. From what I'm reading, a refractor is the way to go... direct adapters to hook your DSLR right up to the telescope and you do not have the focus issues found on reflector styles. The 2 pieces you need to hook up a DSLR are a whopping $38, so that's not bad at all. Gonna do some shopping and studying. I found this one on Amazon:

    https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-Nex...YNBD9Z5JY42GQJ

    It's got all the computerized motors to find and track objects and totally lends itself to DSLR use. But I'll keep looking.
    You need a big telescope with a big, strong, sturdy (German) equatorial mount to do any kind of astrophotography. You're into the thousands of dollars for that. A DSLR is heavy. All commercial telescopes come with mounts that A) shake and B) can barely support the unit itself. You need to get one with a mount that has weight room for your camera. The spindly legs on that thing, and the rigidity of the mount itself, will be very unsatisfactory for you

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    Re: The Official StrafeRight Photography Thread

    Suggest me some refractor!
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    My dad has an old 6" spherical mirror reflector (recoated "recently") from the 50s with a custom made tube, it's about 6' long to counteract the spherical aberration. He bought a nice german mount on ebay a few years back, maybe $600 or 700, and even that needs modification to work with the added weight of a camera. I myself have a 4.5" Tasco parabolic reflector that I got in the 90s that's a lovely Japanese-made OTA, but has the same type of base as the one you showed. The mount itself is OK, and motorized now. It's adequate if you're hands-off (i.e electric focus), but you have to approach it from the mindset of the best mount is a giant steel pipe buried in a lump of concrete. Anything less than that is inferior, with the worst being the flimsy bottom shelf stuff that has the floppy tray a third of the way down. With the commercial bases/mounts, even a slight breeze ruins the image. You don't need the star finder software. It's nice, sure, but you can get by with a simple equatorial mount and clock drive. But again, cash is king for that stuff, and the frustration makes it worth the pay up front.

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    I'm getting a refractor. From what I've read, a prime focus adapter often does not play nice with a reflector telescope.
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