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  1. I was trying out my new 10mm eyepiece and 13% moon filter, looking at the moon first. It's a full moon tonight so not much contrast. After that I removed the filter and viewed Jupiter. I had only seen it once before with the 25mm that came with the scope (10" dob). I was amazed at the detail I could make out. Saw 3 bands and 3 moons. as it was low in the horizon it was a bit shimmery but not too bad. After that I took a few photos of the moon with filter attached, then wondered what Jupiter would look with the filter. It was a little to the left of the moon so didn't have to move it much. After I got it in view I realised I could see more detail. 4 bands were visible now and a forth moon, almost touching the edge of the planet. I would definitely recommend trying this yourself, 13% moon filter with 10mm ep. Anything lower would probably be too dark, but you have to experiment as I don't have anything below 10mm yet.
  2. Just bought a 10 inch dobsonian telescope, It came with a 25mm eyepiece. After viewing the moon i decided to search for some deep sky objects as there were no planets visible. After a bit of searching I found the Orion nebula. At first it looked like a faint smudge but after my eye adjusted I could see it in more detail. I even managed to get a photo down the eyepiece with my iphone. I don't think it turned out that bad considering I had to hold it steady.
  3. Ok I think I know the point you're talking about. I'll get some more photos tonight
  4. thanks for the tips, I've been manually focusing using liveview, jupiter was harder as it was smaller on the screen. I think I got some photos of venus in focus but it's a lot small and lower quality. I'll post a photo. I'm using a tripod with a remote shutter.
  5. Just taken some more photos. This is the best one of venus. The photos of jupiter wasn't as good because it's much harder to focus as its farther away
  6. I'm not sure exactly what it is, my dad is sending me one of his ones. I think it might be a Celestron. He is also sending a good spotting scope which he says can see the moons of jupiter. This is one of my widefield shots.
  7. the exposure time in the first photo I think, any shorter and the moons wouldn't be visible. Also does anyone know what the blue-green smudge is in the first photo, I thought it could be a nebular but I'm just starting out so I'm not sure what they look like from earth.
  8. These are my first shots of jupiter and venus taken with a canon 1100d with a 75-300mm lens. If anyone could offer tips on how to improve it would be great. settings for the last 2 photos f/5.6, 0.5 sec exposure, ISO 400 (the first photo was f/5.6, 4 sec exposure, 1600 ISO) I'm 17 so can't afford better equipment at the moment but I'm getting a telescope in a few weeks.
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