The Bringer of Jollity


Father Ted

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 20:30
Well, it might not have the Wow factor of some of the images on here, but I am seriously happy with this image, considering the equipment I have to use.
Taken on my *istDL, connected to my telescope via a T mount and tube, with a 20mm eyepiece in the tube. An amalgm of two images, one exposed for the planet and one for the moons.
Jupiter.


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.
Last Edited by Father Ted on 17/10/2010 - 20:59

Gwyn

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 20:34
Wow

I am very impressed.

No wonder you are so chuffed with it!

Father Ted

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 20:58
Thanks guys. I've got to admit, there was a lot of luck involved.
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.

Father Ted

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 21:00
Sorry, just rectified a typo which might have misled you. It wasn't connected to my tripod, it was connected to my telescope.

Old age...it has snuck up on me
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.

Stuey

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 21:40
Wow

It does it for me, far better than anything I have attempted of this nature
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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fatspider

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 22:11
I have just fallen out with you Ted, my arthritis is playing up and yet I have just had to get down on my knees and pay homage to your image

Tremendous shot
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 22:56
I'm also impressed with this shot Ted. Your space pictures always intrigue me.

fatspider wrote:
I have just fallen out with you Ted, my arthritis is playing up and yet I have just had to get down on my knees and pay homage to your image

Tremendous shot

Getting down is the easy bit. Could you get up again afterwards Alan?
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 17/10/2010 - 22:57

johnriley

Link Posted 17/10/2010 - 22:58
Nicely done.
Best regards, John

alun

Link Posted 18/10/2010 - 00:24
Nice shot Father Ted. Which telescope did you use?

jeffstclair

Link Posted 18/10/2010 - 07:34
Fantastic ! I really like this and Father Ted it does have the Wow factor .....Jeff.... ps Can you show us a shot of the set up? or is it a secret?

petrochemist

Link Posted 18/10/2010 - 08:20
Great shot Ted, much better than my (overexposed & poorly polar aligned) attempts.
Great detail in Jupiter's bands - did you use a filter to enhance them?

Can I second Alun's request for details on the scope used.

Mike
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Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Father Ted

Link Posted 18/10/2010 - 08:46
jeffstclair wrote:
ps Can you show us a shot of the set up? or is it a secret?

Nope, 'tis no secret. I have a photo of the setup so I@ll dig it out for you.
It is a 100mm f10 ( 1000mm long) refractor.
petrochemist wrote:
Great shot Ted, much better than my (overexposed & poorly polar aligned) attempts.
Great detail in Jupiter's bands - did you use a filter to enhance them?

Can I second Alun's request for details on the scope used.

Mike

I don't have any filters, yet. But this might tempt me to buy some.
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.

Father Ted

Link Posted 18/10/2010 - 08:46
My kit:
The T mount and tube for connecting the camera to the scope


And the camera connected


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.

Algernon

Link Posted 18/10/2010 - 09:26
The photo of Jupiter is very impressive and so is the
monster you took it with
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

thoughton

Link Posted 18/10/2010 - 09:27
I think the horizon might be a bit crooked

(Nice shot!)
Tim
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
Stuff - Metz 58 AF1, Cactus v4, Nikon SB24, Raynox 150, Sigma 1.4x TC, Sigma 2x TC, Kenko 2x macro TC, Redsnapper 283 tripod, iMac 27, Macbook Pro 17, iPad, iPhone 3G
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