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10-08-2014, 01:52 PM   #16
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1st one is just superb ! I never managed to grab a shot like this with surrounding clouds being highlighted by the moon... well, next time maybe I'll manage
I practiced before eclipse with new for me Sigma 70-300mm




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I practiced before eclipse with new for me Sigma 70-300mm
Very dramatic-looking shots. Congratulation !!
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Canon 70D, Tamron 150-600 @ 600mm, 1/180, f6.3 (wide open), 10-sec timer
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Southern California, Oct 8 2014, 20:20PM Canon 70D, Tamron 150-600 @ 600mm, 1/180, f6.3 (wide open), 10-sec timer
Pretty detailed for a zoom wide open !! I think you could safely stop down to f8 or past that - Moon is very bright and you should be OK with stop lower.
Thanks for posting !

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I think you could safely stop down to f8 or past that - Moon is very bright and you should be OK with stop lower.
Thanks for posting !
That's what I think, too. I'm pretty happy with that lens :-)
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Southern California, Oct 8 2014, 20:20PM
Canon 70D, Tamron 150-600 @ 600mm, 1/180, f6.3 (wide open), 10-sec timer
Oh, crap! I want that lens now. Great result!
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Kx on a Tasco 6" reflector, I had to make a shorter focuser to get the camera into 'prime focus'.





LOCATION : Australia , Melbourne suburbs
DATE : 4th Oct 2014
CAMERA : Pentax K-x
LENS : Tasco 6" Reflector telescope with modified focuser
SETTINGS : ISO 100, 1/160, f8, Equatorial mount with tracking + 2-sec

The focuser was made from a piece of wood and some plastic plumbing fittings.


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Kx on a Tasco 6" reflector, I had to make a shorter focuser to get the camera into 'prime focus'.
That's a beautiful moon !! And amazing setup - congratulation !! I also got some shots from today, will post tomorrow. Please add some more details about your shot - following the patter from previous posters - just so we can know all details of capturing and shooting location of this beautiful Moon

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Please add some more details about your shot - following the patter from previous posters
Whoops, will edit my post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alfa75ts Quote
Kx on a Tasco 6" reflector, I had to make a shorter focuser to get the camera into 'prime focus'.





LOCATION : Australia , Melbourne suburbs
DATE : 4th Oct 2014
CAMERA : Pentax K-x
LENS : Tasco 6" Reflector telescope with modified focuser
SETTINGS : ISO 100, 1/160, f8, Equatorial mount with tracking + 2-sec

The focuser was made from a piece of wood and some plastic plumbing fittings.


Full size image here https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/-djY7nieRaaLNFbnVfZ0ldMTjNZETYmyPJy0li...eat=directlink
Great stuff and clearly shows why even a cheap name-brand telescope is worth buying. I'm interested in what process you use to get polar alignment in the Southern Hemisphere as I'm struggling to work out what to buy right now.
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I'm interested in what process you use to get polar alignment in the Southern Hemisphere
This is a fairly simple guide for Oz. https://www.myastroshop.com.au/guides/polar-align-basic.pdf
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Cheers, I'll have a look right now.
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