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Waxing gibbous

First real attempt this evening with three stacked converters on the end of my Tokina 300 f/2.8, FL of approximately 1.2 metres
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Waxing gibbous by Huw Prosser, on Flickr

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Re: Waxing gibbous

Super detail as usual....
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Re: Waxing gibbous

Another stunning moon shot Hew. Very impressive.
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Thanks, Paul, tempting to give it another go tonight but it's pretty cold out
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Re: Waxing gibbous

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Re: Waxing gibbous

Brilliant shot Huw. think I'll put my telescope on ebay
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Re: Waxing gibbous

Huw, I am sure you have given away your secrets before...........

How do you use your Teleconverters??

I am assuming you must be using a 4/3 TC along with a MFT stroke 4/3s adaptor? And you are using another as well??

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Brilliant shot Huw. think I'll put my telescope on ebay
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I think at some point I should (or will have to) purchase a telescope

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Hi Mark,
The lens is a Tokina 300 f/2.8 (Canon FD mount).
I connect teleconverters as follows. First a Canon (FD) x1.4, then a Tokina (FD) x2.0 and then I attach an FD to micro four thirds adapter to the rear of the Tokina x2, finally my Olympus x1.4 (MC-14) to my E-M1MkII or Pen-F.
Mostly I leave out the Tokina x2 but with the result I had the other day I think I'll use it more often.
All good fun except it can take up an evening capturing then processing
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I think at some point I should (or will have to) purchase a telescope


All good fun except it can take up an evening capturing then processing

Before you decide on a scope make sure you have a good mount and tripod.

A lot of people start with a tracking mount like The Skywatcher Star Adventurer Astronomy Bundle which can sit on a sturdy camera tripod. It can hold both your camera and/or a small/medium telescope total weight less than 5KG. It works great for bright objects that you can either see with the naked eye or binoculars. People on here have posted some amazing shots of galaxies and nebula using one. The big challenge I found was actually finding them in the sky. Once found the StarAdventurer does track them very well after the initial polar alignment process has been done.

Then if you really get the bug you will want to go for faint objects with longer exposures. This is when you need a GOTO mount on a very solid tripod to take the weight of a bigger scope plus camera.


Astrophotography is really is good fun when its not too cold.
Given the number of clear nights we get in the UK you will need something to keep you occupied when its cloudy, so thats when you do the post processing.


Your wallet will suffer -
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Before you decide on a scope make sure you have a good mount and tripod.

A lot of people start with a tracking mount like The Skywatcher Star Adventurer Astronomy Bundle which can sit on a sturdy camera tripod. It can hold both your camera and/or a small/medium telescope total weight less than 5KG. It works great for bright objects that you can either see with the naked eye or binoculars. People on here have posted some amazing shots of galaxies and nebula using one. The big challenge I found was actually finding them in the sky. Once found the StarAdventurer does track them very well after the initial polar alignment process has been done.

Then if you really get the bug you will want to go for faint objects with longer exposures. This is when you need a GOTO mount on a very solid tripod to take the weight of a bigger scope plus camera.


Astrophotography is really is good fun when its not too cold.
Given the number of clear nights we get in the UK you will need something to keep you occupied when its cloudy, so thats when you do the post processing.


Your wallet will suffer -
Thanks Dave, I got close to buying a set up a few years back but was convinced that I wouldn't use it that often, which may be true but I think if and when I do use it I will thoroughly enjoy it.
I think I might invest in a good sturdy motorised equatorial mount first and use the optics I have presently, maybe add a scope later.

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Thanks Dave, I got close to buying a set up a few years back but was convinced that I wouldn't use it that often, which may be true but I think if and when I do use it I will thoroughly enjoy it.
I think I might invest in a good sturdy motorised equatorial mount first and use the optics I have presently, maybe add a scope later.

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Thats what I did.

It really becomes a challenge but is very rewarding.
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Re: Waxing gibbous

Do you use a motorised mount Huw?

Edit: Ah, I see you have yet to get one. Should have read a bit closer. Sorry

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