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Ursa Major Widefield exposure with DSLR

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tibbs1972

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I had a go at just using the DSLR tonight with a 30 sec exposure, ISO of 200, and set to F3.5.

Had a lot of trouble trying to get rid of the light pollution, but I'm pretty happy with the result. I managed to get through the clouds.

The best result was from laying the camera flat on its back on a 10sec timer.

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try a free programe called photoscape its a great easy to use programe and its ok i us corel prox3 as pshop is ok but as a lot of stuf you do not need great shot as well have you tried ataching the camera you have to the scope?

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try a free programe called photoscape its a great easy to use programe and its ok i us corel prox3 as pshop is ok but as a lot of stuf you do not need great shot as well have you tried ataching the camera you have to the scope?

Thanks for the Software tip.

I've got adapters to put the camera on the scope, havn't done it for a while, but the photos of the sun, moon and some stars were done this way on my blog.

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Love it! What lens did you use for this?

I will one day get around to buying a mount for my 'scope. I think I read somewhere that the scope's focal length translates to the size of lens - 1000mm for mine. Is that right?

I must have a go at the 10-sec-lay-flat technique.

Thanks for sharing :)

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Love it! What lens did you use for this?

I will one day get around to buying a mount for my 'scope. I think I read somewhere that the scope's focal length translates to the size of lens - 1000mm for mine. Is that right?

I must have a go at the 10-sec-lay-flat technique.

Thanks for sharing :)

Hi, thanks for your comments.

I used an 18-55mm lens that came with the Cannon Camera.

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Love it! What lens did you use for this?

I will one day get around to buying a mount for my 'scope. I think I read somewhere that the scope's focal length translates to the size of lens - 1000mm for mine. Is that right?

I must have a go at the 10-sec-lay-flat technique.

Thanks for sharing :)

Sorry, I didn't answer the second part of the question. I believe, as the camera is connected to the telescope and the 18-55mm lens is removed, the focal length is 1000mm, as I've done with my Camera and Telescope.

Regards

Neil

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