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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Geordie Jester, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Geordie Jester

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    Just thought some of you might be interested in a couple of shots myself and a colleague took of the moon the other night. Actually used a digital snaps camera handheld against the telescope eyepiece. Not bad considering.
     

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    brilliant!! all we need now are some snapshot of UFOs now...
     
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    Turned out well haven't they, apart from the fact that you can only see half of the moon :confused:
     
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    Those are really ace GJ! I'd never of thought of doing that. Top idea :thumbsup: Think I need to buy myself a telescope....
     
  5. Geordie Jester

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    hehe. yeah odd that Steve! I wonder if later in the month I will have better chance of seeing more ?! :)
     
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    Duh! The moon is only full once a month and obviously wasn't the night GJ took the shot...
     
  7. Geordie Jester

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    Thanks electrolyte. We are going to try the CCD cameras on it next.

    You can get proper attachments for SLR and digital cameras. This shot is at the lowest magnification. At higher, it was too tricky to position the camera by hand above the eyepieces "hole", which is smaller as the mag increased

    <Friday 19th by the way>
     
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    Absolutely brilliant pics :clap:
     
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    you don't say :laugh: ;)
     
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    great shots mate,..I have tried this type of digiscoping with very little success, although I didnt have the correct eyepiece for the telescope,..I gave up in the end, but your shots are great
     
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    What can i say:)
     
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    And obviously then, GJ is too busy going around biting people ;)
    I thought the pics were cool, I prefer the hue of the one on the left for some reason, don't know why.
     
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    :D :rotfl:
     
  14. Geordie Jester

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    sheeeesh !! easy guys !! Im not gonna pass any comments on the competition ever again !!
     
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    Was only joking, hope you weren't too offended! They are brilliant photos and I'd love to see any more that you take :thumbsup:
     
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    nah of course not. not offended at all. :)

    Waiting for next clear night to try some more
     
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    Am looking out of my office window now and can see a really bright, clear full moon. so maybe tonight might be a good night to try.... :smashin:
     
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    yeah I might actually give it a go.

    The only trouble is the detail of the moon is often best when its half or a fraction. That way you get shadows and a feel for the height/depth of the mountains and craters. Sometimes when its full it can look very flat. we'll see.
     
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    ah, window of opportunity has gone, the moon has just gone behind loads of clouds. Oh well....
     
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    Inspired by this thread, I have just ordered one of these Canon 5200mm lenses... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Can I have some help to get it into the garden please................
     

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    crystal clear skies here, but unfortunately not gonna be visible easily tonight without heaving the telescope to the other side of the carpark. and I can't be bothered !

    thats dedication for ya !!
     
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    Great shots.....imagine if the comp theme for next month was "moon" .....we'd all be off buying telescopes :rolleyes: ........or some might drop their trousers :laugh:
     
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    I was only making a werewolf joke, nothing to do with competition ;)
     
  24. Geordie Jester

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    ahhhhh !! now I see !

    I did actually used to be a werewolf................but im ok nooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !


    I'll get my coat
     
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    Excellent shots. I'm just on the site to look for plasma tv's but couldn't help noticing this thread.
    Digiscoping is very big these days, bird photography is the main use for it and it has given many the chance to get close-up shots of birds without huge costs.
    I started out with this method towards the end of 1999 and it's amazing how it has progressed, to some extent it's funding my plasma tv purchase. A look around my site http://www.digiscoped.com gives more of an insight into the method.

    cheers,
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    Does anyone know what the equivalent in 35mm camera terms a telescope offering 35x magnification would be ?
     
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    I think they class 50mm on camera terms as normal vision, i.e. 1x.. So I would take 35 times would be 1750mm.
     
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    They are really nice photos, i dont think your CCD will produce ones as nice as those. What camera do you have and did you just hold it over the eyepiece? Also what telescope is that from, they look very detailed? I dont know whether the picture would be as good with the full disc since the intensities might not work as well, only used a CCD at uni myself though.
     
  29. Geordie Jester

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    thanks. it was just a 2/3 megapixel camera held over eye-piece. We have some extremely high quality scientific-grade CCD's that we might try if we get the chance.

    telescope is a 6" Newtonian Reflector
     
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    Cmon, everyone knows the moon is made of cheese - someone ate half of it.
     

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