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brian1208
5th August 2013, 01:50 PM
I've decided I don't spend enough time on my photography so have decided to branch out and have a play with this, starting with planetary shots first the branching out to deep space objects etc later.

My new Telescope is on its way so I wondered if anyone here has already gone down this route before (dare I say it - "Moving to the Dark Side" :p )

If so, any tips would be most welcome

crimbo
5th August 2013, 04:50 PM
still working at it....

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/869/IA071995_10-10-07.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/62504)

brian1208
5th August 2013, 04:55 PM
nice dark skies Chris, was this shot using the EM-5?

crimbo
5th August 2013, 04:56 PM
This is with the E 620...have got an EPm-2 so going to use that for astro work as well

brian1208
5th August 2013, 05:40 PM
thanks Chris, I will be interested to hear how you get on.

What sort of 'scope do you have?

crimbo
5th August 2013, 05:50 PM
Tend not to use a scope for deep sky, just various lenses, best at f4
recently picked up a 5" Maksutov so may try for planetary at some time

brian1208
5th August 2013, 08:37 PM
thanks Chris, that's about where I am starting from, just got a skymaster 102mm maksutov for planetary work + I hope a bit of Astro but have more or less decided that the camera will be on the goto tripod a fair bit of the time to allow it to track the sky.

Early learning days for me though :)

crimbo
5th August 2013, 09:46 PM
is your goto equatorial or alt az?

brian1208
5th August 2013, 09:50 PM
its an alt az Chris