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Fletcher8
Posted 12/01/2012 - 09:25 Link
I have recently become vey interested in Astrophotography and have been doing some homework on the type of kit one needs. Anyway, keeping it short a came across a product called "Astrotrac" I just thought i would share my findings, it's not cheap but well worth a look. I am saving my pennies and hope to have one by Easter and provide some hands on feedback and examples in the future.

Any Pentax user members doing any Astrophotography?


http://www.astrotrac.com/
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Joe S
Posted 12/01/2012 - 11:55 Link
I am totally blank. Except ... isn't the gps unit for Pentax supposed to be excellent for exactly doing that?
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Fletcher8
Posted 12/01/2012 - 12:10 Link
The Astrotrac will track for 2 hours, the Pentax GPS will track for 300 seconds, 5 mins. I goes it depends on what you want to photograph.

As the Pentax GPS is 200, i just think the Astrotrac provides more, although it does cost almost double the amount of the Pentax GPS unit.
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aliengrove
Posted 12/01/2012 - 12:55 Link
Don't you need one of these?

fatspider
Posted 12/01/2012 - 13:13 Link
I've just had a mate asking about adaptors for his telescope and then the wife brings home a magazine page with a picture of some Nebula or other, it does look very tempting and I can see me breaking my new years resolution not to buy any more kit.
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Fletcher8
Posted 12/01/2012 - 15:37 Link
Alan, you wont be breaking your new years resolution if you can convince your wife to buy you photography kit.
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fatspider
Posted 12/01/2012 - 16:18 Link
Fletcher8 wrote:
Alan, you wont be breaking your new years resolution if you can convince your wife to buy you photography kit.

And just how do you convince your wife to buy you a grands worth of telescope, I'm sure the entire forum is holding its breath in anticipation of your answer
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pete
Posted 12/01/2012 - 20:38 Link
The january edition of Sky at Night has part 1 of a 4 part series dealing with image processing solar system images.
This site has plenty of mounts that are available as standard and that can be upgraded to "go to" and tracking.
http://www.opticalvision.co.uk/default.asp

Hope it helps.
FranJ
Posted 12/01/2012 - 22:06 Link
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And just how do you convince your wife to buy you a grands worth of telescope, I'm sure the entire forum is holding its breath in anticipation of your answer

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fatspider
Posted 12/01/2012 - 23:11 Link
I'd keep an eye on him if I were you Fran
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