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      02-06-2019, 11:11 AM   #1
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Astrophotography

anyone do astrophotography? i used to be into it, but then work got really busy, so i started sleeping earlier, then i got older and craved sleep, so i barely get to do it now. an FB memory popped up today showing one of the pics i took 5 years ago and now i want to get back into it lol.



i actually recently tried to pull out my 8" reflector, but my telrad and tracking scope i built are broken, so i didn't have much fun trying to aim the thing, and only really just observed planetary stuff.
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Awesome. My sister actually works with NASA, I'm sure she'd love this.
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I'm kinda into astrophotography. Anyone have a deposit on one of these?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-a-classical-t
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Awesome. My sister actually works with NASA, I'm sure she'd love this.
*sharing*

Leo.
i was really into it using some mid-tier equipment/imaging. it takes a lot of time and effort for my crappy photos, which was another reason why i stopped. but it was a lot of fun











probably the best image i've ever captured/processed:
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I'm kinda into astrophotography. Anyone have a deposit on one of these?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-a-classical-t
that looks like that would save me a lot of back ache! haha
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No, but I was looking into it lately. Closest I've come so far it just getting stars as part of a landscape. Turns out I didn't have great luck focusing...manually focusing after working 17+ hour days is not the best idea. Add in wind and not-so-short exposures and...yeah.
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Awesome stuff! This is an area I would like to explore. My 3 1/2 year old knows the planets and loves the night sky.
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Awesome stuff! This is an area I would like to explore. My 3 1/2 year old knows the planets and loves the night sky.
This is probably the ideal scope for u and your son.

https://shop.astronomerswithoutborde...ctor-telescope
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I'm currently designing an observatory near our cabin to set this up for my family:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
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I'm currently designing an observatory near our cabin to set this up for my family:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1
are you planning on taking photos or just observing? a dob is going to be hard to track deep space objects if you're trying to take long exposures
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are you planning on taking photos or just observing? a dob is going to be hard to track deep space objects if you're trying to take long exposures
Viewing with short exposure pictures. I bought a phone and tablet mount for it so we can all view it at the same time and discuss what we're looking at 80% of this teles life will be spent learning about the 80 great features of our side of the moon
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