First Photo Attempts

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First Photo Attempts

Post by pferland » Tue May 24, 2016 8:37 pm

I have been wanting to post these for a few weeks now, My first single frame shots of Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, the Sun, and the Moon.

Jupiter, Galilean moons, the first Mars, and the Moon were taken on 5/15 between 11:00PM and 11:30PM EST
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Then there was the Saturn on 5/16 at 9:49PM EST
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And then the Sun on 5/20 11:20AM EST
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Sun With Sunspot 2546.png (340.07 KiB) Viewed 3827 times

I need to learn how to do stacking, and get some better eyepeices. The one I have been using this entire time is the 25mm that came with the telescope, and is in pretty rough shape. I also probably need to re-align the secondary mirror again also. This telescope seems to loose calibration pretty easily with the secondary mirror. I am already starting to think about getting a new telescope, maybe a little bigger not much maybe a full 6" Newtonian. I also would probably go with an auto-mount this time also.

But Eyepieces first and the clouds to go away.

-Phil
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