Jupiter & moons

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One of the best of many attempts to photograph Jupiter & its moons.
This one was with a 600mm Ricoh mirror lens & a 3* Clubman tele-converter on my K100D (0.3s, ISO 3200, with the levels tweaked to show the dimmest moon).

Not a patch on Father Ted's!!!!!
21/10/2010 - 01:19petrochemist
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Link Posted 21/10/2010 - 08:27
Well it might not be as good as father Ted's, but it has certainly inspired me to have a go with my mirror lens and some TCs

Father Ted's is great, but seemingly unattainable for those of us without telescopes.
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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Link Posted 21/10/2010 - 09:25
Even with hours of playing with 2 telescopes, I can't get any hint of surface detail.
Perhaps I need a IR block filter, or a better scope () but I supect I need more skill, more practice & lots of luck as well!

Good luck Tim - Clear skies (& warm clothes) for when you do try.

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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