Planets on the other hand...pah!
I can get pin sharp focus on stars and DSO's, yet a shot of Jupiter would merely reveal an orange blob, Saturn would be a glorious blob with a blob around it...yet my focusing mask suggests that I have good focus.
Now it seems that most people would at this point interrupt me and go "webcam" - but currently with bills, a lack of hours at work and other commitments, means buying additional gear for my projects is somewhat out of the question.
So I ask the following:
- Why does the target look so out of focus, my mask and star photographs suggest that I am in perfect focus?
- A webcam takes thousands of frames, surely an SLR that can handle 8 fps would produce enough frames to get a good shot and at higher resolution?
- Is there a technique that will let me take good photos (after a stacking process) of our local sol neighborhood?