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Posted: 6/9/2003 6:43:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 7:53:12 PM EDT by DevilsAdvocate]
I finally got the adaptor to hook-up my digital camera to my telescope! I decided that I needed to try it out and this is what I got. Not too bad for the moon in broad daylight! I cannot wait until it gets dark [:D] [img]http://members.cox.net/theda/moon1.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 6:58:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:01:17 PM EDT
Nice shot! Got a 4" telescope for looking a the moon. Drag it out on the back porch all the time to look at the craters. Post your night shot when you get it. ED
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:06:20 PM EDT
DA, Can you tell us more about your setup? That looks pretty good. CHRIS
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:07:42 PM EDT
DA, You have to post some more cool pics like that. That is awesome!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:20:54 PM EDT
good pic! more please... [:P][/salivate]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:24:39 PM EDT
Pretty Sweet![^] More!!!!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:25:52 PM EDT
Shit! You had me looking out the window to see if you were stalking me... [;)] --LS
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:26:42 PM EDT
holy shit! thats in broad daylight? nice picture.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:27:12 PM EDT
Its dark now.........where is the night time photo?
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:31:09 PM EDT
Its a 4" Bausch & Lomb/ Schmidt-Cassagrain reflector from the late 1980's (luckily, it has perfect optics). I got the adaptor from Scopetronix. Sony DSC F707 for a camera. The camera has a huge lens and I get a vignet (tunnel vision) when Its hooked-up. I MIGHT get a camera w/ a smaller lens so I dont have to screw-around with it too much. I would take a photo of the camera attached to the scope, but then I wouldnt have a camera to take the photo...LOL. [img]http://members.cox.net/theda/scope.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:32:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 8:56:54 PM EDT by ARgue]
You've got people waiting here... [:E] [edited to add: Awesome pics!]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:43:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 7:44:25 PM EDT by freeride21a]
thats cool! more at night would be awesome. if your looking for a good/light cam for adapting, try a canon powershot a40, a60, or a70, they all have the ability to take on scope adapters and are 2.0, 2.0 and 3.2megapixels. ranging from $200-$300. Might have better control over the edge of the photos, and they photos are GREAT quality! I just picked up a canon powershot a70 last friday, and am thoroughly impressed! Its macro mode is awesome and the cameras are all manual to fully automatic...and mimic iso 50-400. f2.8 15sec iso400 exposure at an overcast 3am. no flash, just ambient light from street lights. the grainyness is from the iso setting. image has been resized to 800x600 and is 62kb [url]http://000buck.d2g.com/photography/night.jpg[/url] here is a full sized macro of a dandelion poof. f4 1/1000 iso50 overcast 4pm no flash. Image is 2048x1536 and 748kb. [url]http://000buck.d2g.com/photography/img_0051.jpg[/url] camera is awesome! the sony 717 is awesome too, but then again you still have the big barrel for the night capabilities...and it cost way more. the a70 is very light and small.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:49:50 PM EDT
... you weren't kidding when you told me you are an optics nut. I wonder if you could capture images through AN-PVS14B.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:52:18 PM EDT
Ok, its dark now. The chunk in the corner is a larger clip of the cratered area. The negative shows a bit more detail...LOL, and this is the BORING part of the moon [:D] [img]http://members.cox.net/theda/moon2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:54:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... you weren't kidding when you told me you are an optics nut. I wonder if you could capture images through AN-PVS14B.
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LOL...We could try it! I actually bought all this crap just to add some OOMPH to my NVS...LOL
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:00:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By freeride21a: thats cool! more at night would be awesome. if your looking for a good/light cam for adapting, try a canon powershot a40, a60, or a70, they all have the ability to take on scope adapters and are 2.0, 2.0 and 3.2megapixels. ranging from $200-$300. Might have better control over the edge of the photos, and they photos are GREAT quality! I just picked up a canon powershot a70 last friday, and am thoroughly impressed! Its macro mode is awesome and the cameras are all manual to fully automatic...and mimic iso 50-400. f2.8 15sec iso400 exposure at an overcast 3am. no flash, just ambient light from street lights. the grainyness is from the iso setting. image has been resized to 800x600 and is 62kb [url]http://000buck.d2g.com/photography/night.jpg[/url] here is a full sized macro of a dandelion poof. f4 1/1000 iso50 overcast 4pm no flash. Image is 2048x1536 and 748kb. [url]http://000buck.d2g.com/photography/img_0051.jpg[/url] camera is awesome! the sony 717 is awesome too, but then again you still have the big barrel for the night capabilities...and it cost way more. the a70 is very light and small.
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Thats some NICE photography! As Winston Wolf stated before, Im an optics nut. My next challenge is to get a semi-decent quality microscope that I can attach my camera to. Larger-than-life sized pics of common, everyday stuff might be kinda cool!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:05:49 PM EDT
cool!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:41:16 PM EDT
Nice set up. Does it have the automatic tracking? That's the only thing I wish mine had. Great pictures, love the night shoots. ED
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:48:32 PM EDT
Awesome pics, both of you.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:53:43 PM EDT
Those are great photographs!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:53:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M1-Ed: Nice set up. Does it have the automatic tracking? That's the only thing I wish mine had. Great pictures, love the night shoots. ED
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Its got tracking, but I havent a clue as to how it gets set-up. Tracking (I believe) is more for stars and objects that are REALLY far away so you can over-expose and get better photos. I think.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:03:33 AM EDT
Deadeye47 got his Canon A70 yesterday and we spent nearly the whole evening at work experimenting with it and we cam the the conclusion that it is the shiznik!!! Now I have to teach him how to post pics on here so we can all see some cool stuff.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:42:51 AM EDT
Screw the artsy fartsy shit, where are the naked women ? Kidding aside... That is pretty neat.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:07:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 8:08:30 AM EDT by coltcarbine]
What's that next to the moon? Is that uranus? edited to add: i'm just kidding. those pics are VERY COOL. and thanks for sharing them. CC
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:09:38 AM EDT
Don't sweat the vignette. Too much is always better than not enough. Crop, man, CROP! Looks like some pretty decent optics on the B&L scope.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:36:58 AM EDT
Nice pics!
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:33:00 AM EDT
real sweet....
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:37:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 11:38:04 AM EDT by Clay-More]
Can you mount that rig on an AR-15? [:D]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:52:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AcidGambit: Screw the artsy fartsy shit, where are the naked women ? Kidding aside... That is pretty neat.
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Well, I was doing some observation of Venus, she noticed me, got pissed, closed her window and called the cops!
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:16:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 12:20:05 PM EDT by DoctorNo]
I recently found a Japanese Tea Garden here in Seattle ... went nuts and filled up two of my memory sticks on my newer digital camera. A few of them came out really really well - people get confused when they see these zen garden pictures on my desktop and I'm browsing ARFCOM. Love to keep them guessing. My personal favorite : [url=http://www.tsd.edu/SeattleJapaneseTeaGardens-05.11.03/DSC00596.JPG]Flowers[/url] And the whole directory (warning - really large photos!) [url=http://www.tsd.edu/SeattleJapaneseTeaGardens-05.11.03/]Here.[/url] I've been thinking about taking some photography classes so I can take better pictures of my M16's and women on the beach. :) Doc
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