Tuesday, July 21, 2015

#3 - Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - First image through the scope

[I took a group of my friends out to a nearby state park.]
We looked at the Moon through the telescope for the first time, wow what a sight!!  Looking at it when it’s not full is definitely a treat, the shadows increase contrast on the craters and it looks really cool.  I can’t get the whole Moon in a single camera shot, however, when I’m using my camera directly attached to the telescope with my new T-adapter.  With the 32 mm eyepiece, I can see the whole thing in one view.  I put the T-adapter on the 2x Barlow lens to make Saturn bigger, but there was so much moisture in the air that the picture was especially grainy and dim.  It was dark enough though that I got some great pictures of the Milky Way with my camera.  

I suppose this qualifies as my first astrophoto!  It's a single frame, taken on my Nikon D3100, 1/125s, ISO-400.

The aforementioned Milky Way photo I took at the park.  Nikon D3100, 18mm @ f/4.5, 15s, ISO-3200.

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