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Old 10-12-2011, 07:07 PM
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Just did a couple today. The one of Jupiter is showing three moons and just before I put it away the fourth Gallean moon was coming out from behind the planet but I didn't get a picture of it. With the imager the magnification should be around 80x. Could see bands in eyepiece at 40x but not with the imager, maybe with some filtering they would show up with the imager. Will try different colored filters on the imager next time and see how that works.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:23 PM
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I'll be shooting a few pics tonight weather permitting. I LOVE that Jupiter pic you got. Let's see if I can do the same.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:26 PM
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Shot with a canon t2i w/ sigma 70-300 DG OS
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:22 PM
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Pretty nice shots of the moon there Orangejk. I did some looking into what makes the ones of Jupiter and some of the ones of the moon appear to have a kind of fuzzy look to them. It seems that CCD imagers have a sensitivity to IR light and that is what makes them look a little funny because the IR doesn't focus correctly in the telescope. I found a filter that is supposed to block all IR light from getting into the camera and ordered it. Can't wait to get it and see if that fixes the fuzzy look with Jupiter in particular and also with some of the moon pictures. Will post up when I get it and get it tested.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:51 PM
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I will sure be glad when my digital olympus slr arrives. The neximage just doesn't do that great a job. Put the ir blocker on it and it seemed to help some. Here are a couple taken tonight.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:35 PM
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Here are a few more shots. Can't wait to get my dslr, should be here tomorrow I think.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:26 PM
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Either I'm doing something wrong with my DSLR camera or I needa get a better lens because the pictures I've taken don't come out looking this good
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:17 AM
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Just got my Olympus E-620 and took a couple of pictures last night. The one of the moon was taken using a 17mm eyepiece infront of the camera instead of it being attached directly to the scope using a telextender.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Sapper12b View Post
Either I'm doing something wrong with my DSLR camera or I needa get a better lens because the pictures I've taken don't come out looking this good
I've shot the moon a few times.

If you haven't already.. turn off all vibration reduction; Remove any filters; use manual focus; use manual exposure.. start around 1/160th @ f/7, ISO 200; Lock down on a tripod; Mirror lock up; cable release...

That seems to work okay for me... I also prefer to convert to B&W

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Sapper12b View Post
Either I'm doing something wrong with my DSLR camera or I needa get a better lens because the pictures I've taken don't come out looking this good
Those in my last post were my first DLSR shots. I just got the camera the day before those pictures and was messing arouond with it. The Olympus I observed will flip up the mirror before taking the shot and wait a second or two when the light is low and the flash is turned off. Then it will close the shutter and wait a second or two before flipping the mirror back down. I do most of my shots using it attached to my telescope. I have always Olympus film cameras in the past and thought the E-620 was a close match to my old OM-2.
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