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11-10-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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I just purchased an Astromaster telescope as I want to get into some astronomy. Anyone here taken that up as a hobby? I live in a highly populated area of the Bay Area, CA so lighting is a huge problem but I would still like to try it out. Has anyone tried attaching their camera to their telescope for some planetary photography? How did it turn out?

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QuoteOriginally posted by KxBlaze Quote
Has anyone tried attaching their camera to their telescope for some planetary photography? How did it turn out?
I've done that.
800 mm f/8 telescope on my K-50.

Though planet photography is bad as the telescope is a cheap one with terrible optics.
You need a K-mount to T2adapter and a T2 to 1 3/4" or 2" adapter.
11-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #3
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I've been into Astronomy for several years. I have extremely dark skies, and am fortunate to have a 10'x10' observatory with an automatic slide-off roof. The back wall folds down also. This houses a 16" dobson telescope.

I've not done any photography with the scope (I also have two refractors); just enjoyed looking at the night skies!

If you do get to the point of taking photos thru your telescope, post them here for us to see!
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