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09-17-2015, 10:55 AM - 1 Like   #916
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Thanks guys! I really appreciate it!

09-17-2015, 03:15 PM   #917
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... and we appreciate those marvelous photographs.
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Nice Result seti_v2....modded Pentax's are kind of a "rare" and seems they preform well..
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QuoteOriginally posted by XLXW Quote
...I have those narrow band filters for my telescope. I'm wondering if I put them onto an eyepiece and took the photograph through the eyepiece with the filter on the eyepiece if that would work? Has anyone out there done eyepiece projection photography with a DSLR and a Schmidt Cassegrain telescope?
Yes, I have, but only for planets and the moon. Eyepiece projection generally increases magnification, and increased magnification = less light = exceptionally long exposure times for dim deep sky objects.

09-18-2015, 12:14 PM   #920
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That's the problem I'm encountering is the exposure times for planets (Mars; Jupiter; and, Saturn) and how to calculate the exposure times with the C8 and the Edge 11 SCT's. I'll again play with it the next time I'm out in the California desert. Is there a decent book out there on deep space object astrophotography (galaxies; nebulae; globular clusters -- Messier Class objects) for a SCT and a Pentax DSLR. I know that Jerry Lodriguss has one on the market -- is it any good?
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My first go at a long exposure. I didn't plan anything fancy, as I wanted to see if i could figure it out, but pleased with the results. Multiple frames blended using StarStax.

Edit - Just for fun, I took the images and made a short time lapse video as well. Kind of fun watching the big dipper moving across the sky.

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very nice!
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very nice!

09-22-2015, 01:11 PM   #924
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Well done. Lovely photographs.
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No one did a shoot of the moon during the eclipse?

So I took this one:

10-01-2015, 01:25 PM - 6 Likes   #926
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QuoteOriginally posted by bofh Quote
No one did a shoot of the moon during the eclipse?

You find some in the Astrophotograph Group
in the discussion "Totality!".
this is mine............

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10-01-2015, 03:31 PM   #927
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Great photographs, guys. I wanted to photograph it but it was cloudy in L.A. and I could not see the Moon -- much to my disappointment.
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My composite of the eclipse. Unfortunately clouds came in when we hit totality. k5 + sigma 170-500mm at around 450mm
10-01-2015, 04:39 PM   #929
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Wow! Outstanding photographs.
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Nice moon shots everyone. We got clouded over right before the event started.

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