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Beginner Imaging Thoughts

MattJenko

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The prospect of imaging those great views of planets, nebulas and far away galaxies in multi colour glory has been brought back down to humble earth rather quickly. This is a good thing in many ways, but means effort is going to have to be applied.

Here are a list of things I learnt very fast after my first effort at strapping my Pentax DSLR to the telescope using a x2 barlow and T adaptor combo with my AstroMaster 130.

  • The sky moves remarkably quickly
  • Good focus is an art
  • Stability is rather important...
  • The camera can see so much more than the eye can
  • Light pollution sucks
  • The light from the LiveView DSLR screen is really bright
  • Doing things in the dark is harder than you think.
  • Adding wine to the mix adds more levels of complexity



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