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Barr1e
18th February 2008, 10:00 AM
I think it is quite amazing.

http://www.fourthirds-user.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1448

Regards. Barr1e

Hiding_Pup
18th February 2008, 12:34 PM
I gave up reaching for the moon with my camera when I discovered that NASA did such things so much better:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/PIA00405.jpg
http://www.physics.unlv.edu/~jeffery/astro/earth/nasa_earth_moon_001.jpg

shenstone
18th February 2008, 01:22 PM
I gave up reaching for the moon with my camera when I discovered that NASA did such things so much better:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/PIA00405.jpg
http://www.physics.unlv.edu/~jeffery/astro/earth/nasa_earth_moon_001.jpg

Well the first has some mosaiic effects ;)and the second has some purple finging :rolleyes:

Not bad for some 1st attempts ... :D:D:D

For those not of a UK origin - this is a totally sarcastic response to what are actually quite good pictures

Regards
Andy

j.baker
18th February 2008, 01:25 PM
I have some of my moon shots in the Gallery.

Not too bad for a UK telescope :D

Barr1e
18th February 2008, 02:41 PM
I have some of my moon shots in the Gallery.

Not too bad for a UK telescope :D


What lenses did you use etc with your gallery shots please?

Regards. Barr1e

j.baker
18th February 2008, 02:49 PM
The telescope images are the Celestron 60 SLT teelscope with the universal camera eyepice. This was connected to a t-ring adapter from ebay.co.uk (170187730006). No lenses used.

The other older shots used the EC-20 and the 70-300mm. I used my heavy duty tripod and ball head. (clone of famous tripod brand found on ebay).

The Olmypus E510 was used all in shots.
1/80 to 1/160 shutter speed
F11 to F16 when using lenses, otherwise telescope deault.
ISO 100-400 (nomally 200)

Cropping and minor PP in PSP11 (Smart photo fix, adjusting the colour level)

The telescope cost me 100, the camera adapater was 20. I had to apply some weight, C & D batteries in a lens bag :D, to the front of the telescope in order to balance it.

Barr1e
18th February 2008, 06:21 PM
John - (JB)


I have tucked the info away in my camera folder. Thanks, most informative and another project in the back of my mind for the future.

All the best.

Regards. Barr1e