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12-12-2011, 02:04 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Proud New K5 Owner

Yup
yet another post like that

Now my K10 aqnd K7 have a new playmate

Its first work out was a storm chase on saturday followed by the total lunar eclipse on sat nite/sun morn.

the camera was using my 8" mirror Newtonian astronomical telescope in prime focus mode, ie. no eyepiece in scope, no camera lens, rather the telescope is a large telephoto len 1000mm @ f4.5

Pic1 - IMGP0046b = full moon prior to eclipse -- 500th sec; ISO 200
Pic2 - IMGP0055b = partical eclipse starting -- 250th sec; ISO 800
Pic3 - IMGP0106b = mid totality -- 1 sec; ISO 800

Pic4 - IMGP0118a = a intense storm cell producing lots of lightning, heavy rain and some hail, near Windsor, NSW, Australia

so far very happy with my new toy

cheers
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12-12-2011, 02:53 AM   #2
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well done on purchase.

i take it your lunar were mirror up captures. i have a William Optics 72 and a 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain and am going to get the adaptor to attach my K5 direct to the scopes.
12-12-2011, 03:16 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by mcut Quote
well done on purchase.

i take it your lunar were mirror up captures. i have a William Optics 72 and a 5" Maksutov-Cassegrain and am going to get the adaptor to attach my K5 direct to the scopes.

Thanks

No they werent, But as always I use a cable release.

I will look forward to seeing some of your results

I also did several pix of Jupiter, could just make out 2 of the dark bands and a couple of the moons

Dave
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Great moon shots there . Also, welcome & congrats on new kit!

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good to know you can get those shots with the mirror flipping up as well. i have not yet tried any but was worried the mirror movement might create a blur even when the camera was on a tripod.
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Welcome aboard! I tried some moon shots the other night with my mirror lens Need practice.
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Great moon shots there . Also, welcome & congrats on new kit!
thanks yes Im a diehard Pentax supporter... Almost went over to the "dark side" ( Canon) last year whilst waiting for the K5 to be released but thought better of it and got the K7 as a fill in till I could get a K5 haha


QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm:
Welcome aboard! I tried some moon shots the other night with my mirror lens Need practice
going by the sad face I take it that something didnt quite turn out as expected.
Specifically what lens, shutter speeds etc were you trying ?
To get a reasonable sized image in the frame you need at least 250mm and even then the moon is a relatively small disk. 500mm and up and you start to get a significant image.

Dave

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Those are some really nice moon shots, except they are upside down.

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Those are some really nice moon shots, except they are upside down.
hahaha thats what happens when you live in the "wrong" hemisphere

seriously tho, thats the correct orientation for the southern hemisphere


Thanks for the comments everyone

Dave

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