Moon's ridin' high

by Fquesnel

A shot of the moon through my telescope (1500 mm f.l., f/11.8 )
Uploaded01/08/2010 - 09:10
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/200
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length135mm
Views/Likes60/0
Tagsmoon

Clayboss
Posted 01/08/2010 - 15:53 Link
That's beautiful. Did you use an adapter and how easy was it to get the right reading? I would like to know more about how to do this. Thanks, David.
Fquesnel
Posted 01/08/2010 - 17:16 Link
Greetings Clayboss

My telescope uses catadioptric optics so the long f.l. fits in a 14" tube and only weighs 8 pounds. So my old manfrotto 055 tripod is sturdy enough to support it. You need a T-ring (universal) and a T-adapter (specific for your camera's mount) to fit your camera into the telescope's eyepiece holder. Using the camera in Av mode I check the results and then adjust in manual mode.

Hope this helps.
Francois Quesnel
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szgabor
Posted 02/08/2010 - 20:35 Link
Nice shot with high details. Congratulations.
Regards,
Gαbor
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Clayboss
Posted 13/08/2010 - 22:14 Link
Thanks Francois, can you capture anything of the Perseid meteor showers at the moment? That could be a tricky problem !
Thanks for the information,
David (Clayboss)
thoughton
Posted 14/08/2010 - 10:59 Link
Fab detail, very nicely done
Tim
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