3 day old moon


Father Ted

Link Posted 20/04/2010 - 20:20
I decided to charge my battery and get my telescope back out. I discovered that photographing the moon in its early states is difficult as DoF appears to be quite small. I say "appears" as in reality the out of focus area is many tens of miles away from the in focus area.
Still, excuses done
What do you think?







The orientation is different as a result of the eyepiece lenses I used.
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Hyram

Link Posted 20/04/2010 - 21:13
No. 1 is infinitely better than No. 2, which looks very soft IMHO.

How much of a crop is this
Hyram

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Father Ted

Link Posted 20/04/2010 - 21:23
I'm forced to agree regarding number 2. I struggled with focus, I really miss my split screen

I get confused with how to define a crop, so here's the image straight off the camera, just resized for the forum.



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alfiemooon

Link Posted 20/04/2010 - 22:16
When did you take these FT?...The reason I ask is that I went out with my bazoka (yes,I`ve finally got it,the Sigma that is) on saturday evening at about 20:30 and I noticed that the sky looked grey and dusty in my shots so I`m wondering if I`m actually capturing the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajokull.

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
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Father Ted

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 08:34
Funnily enough, Saturday night, about 20:30
It could be you were picking up on the ash.
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K10D

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 08:47
Wonderful images.

So annoyed at not having a camera adapter for a large Russian telescope that I have.

Will be asking you for advice on that point.

Best regards

i-Berg

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 09:00
No 1 for me also - it has picked up the surface relief well in that phase.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

Father Ted

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 16:57
K10D wrote:
Wonderful images.

So annoyed at not having a camera adapter for a large Russian telescope that I have.

Will be asking you for advice on that point.

Best regards

Fire away
I'll try to answer
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

robbie_d

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 17:04
Number 1 is a winner. Love it.
If you can't say something nice about Pentax, you won't say anything at all.

Apparently.

K10D

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 18:42
Father Ted wrote:
K10D wrote:
Wonderful images.

So annoyed at not having a camera adapter for a large Russian telescope that I have.

Will be asking you for advice on that point.

Best regards

Fire away
I'll try to answer

Just need to extract the telescope from the loft to get the eyepiece dimensions and then find out what I need.

Regards

thoughton

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 19:00
No. 1 is great, is it possible to reduce the exposure a bit to recover the detail in the outer edge of the moon?
Tim
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pink

Link Posted 21/04/2010 - 19:11
I have a mirror telescope that I would sell if anyone is interested
40.00

I bought it for my son and he has not really used it.

James
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Father Ted

Link Posted 22/04/2010 - 09:20
K10D wrote:

Just need to extract the telescope from the loft to get the eyepiece dimensions and then find out what I need.

Regards

Eyepieces tend to come in two sizes ( as far as I'm aware ), 1 1/4 inch and erm...another (Mine are all 1 1/4 ).

You'll need as a minimum, one of these
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pentax-camera-T-ring-T-ring-for-telescope-adapters_W0QQite...
That will allow you to use the telescope as a massive lens, straight on the front of the camera. That works well for the moon.

You could also add one of these
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-25-T-Mount-M42-mount-Combination-Adaptor_W0QQitemZ220534...
This will allow you to fit eyepieces before the camera for extra magnification, but focusing becomes much harder. Hence the second image above


HTH
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.

alfiemooon

Link Posted 25/04/2010 - 19:45
At this rate FT,you`re going to have to write up a tuitional on how to use and get the best out of your telescope/camera hook up.

Nic
K10D,K20D
Pentax 18-55,Tamron AF 70-300,Sigma 150-500
Kenko 2X Teleplus MC7
AF 360 FGZ

Father Ted

Link Posted 25/04/2010 - 19:49
Tell you what.
When I've learnt how to get the best out of it, I'll write that tutorial
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.
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