Info on making Photographs

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Info on making Photographs
Posted by Dutch_Star on Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:18 PM

I am new to the hobby, I recently bought a NexStar 5 telescope. Use it in my backyard, got some nice views of Jupiter, Saturn etc. Also purchased a NexImage 5 CCD camera. Since it magnifies 300x for this telescope, it is not easy to get it focussed, nevertheless got a nice picture of Saturn.

I would like to learn more about 'astrophotography' but cannot find much info. I want to know about how to make pictures with DSLR and/or CCD camera's. Pro's and con's. If there is any control over the magnification, how to focus etc.

What would be the best place to look, what books?





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  • From: Bradenton, FL
Posted by Astronomical Chick on Monday, November 25, 2013 2:02 PM

I'm not show how much use it would be to you, but there is an Astrophotography Wikipedia page. Sorry I can't be of more help.


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Posted by Poppa Chris on Monday, November 25, 2013 3:41 PM

Try this link...

It's a beginners guide to DSLR Astrophotography

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:26 AM

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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Posted by Dutch_Star on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:33 PM

Thank you all for the info, it will be very useful to me.



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