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The sun is just too bright to image directly.. you need some good crossed polarizers or an ND5 filter. The internal reflections of your camera serve this purpose, reflecting only a small amount of the

Is anyone into astrophotography? I am diving into it myself, and was wondering if I could pick up any pointers from forum members with experience with it.

Well, got my T-Adapter and Ring yesterday and hooked up my camera to the telescope and got a few shots. The focus is a bit off and the images appear a bit 'squished'. I am hoping that is the resolu

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It's interesting to see that the other image that overlaps the central image at its lower right edge is actually clearer than the central image itself. That big chunk at about 2pm is in the right location at the right time so you might have something. To be sure all you have to do is repeat the photo with the same rig on any day at the same time, deliberately put your finger over the filter, and see if you can get a picture of pacman with his mouth open :singer: .

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Hi Turtle,

 

 

It's interesting to see that the other image that overlaps the central image at its lower right edge is actually clearer than the central image itself. That big chunk at about 2pm is in the right location at the right time so you might have something. To be sure all you have to do is repeat the photo with the same rig on any day at the same time, deliberately put your finger over the filter, and see if you can get a picture of pacman with his mouth open :singer: .

 

hi laurie; thanks for posting. yeah, i just don't know. i gave it my best shot(s) thinking there was some merit in doing science rather than just talking about it. the moment is past and while i have plans to jury-rig a filter holder for future use i'm not much interested in figuring out what went wrong this time. que sera sera. serenity now... serenity now... serenity now...

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The sun is just too bright to image directly.. you need some good crossed polarizers or an ND5 filter. The internal reflections of your camera serve this purpose, reflecting only a small amount of the light and so the flares look better than the direct image. Also try some solar viewing with a pinhole, projecting the image onto a surface.

 

Since there is no next time for us, you can just enjoy the images I took :D

 

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The sun is just too bright to image directly.. you need some good crossed polarizers or an ND5 filter. The internal reflections of your camera serve this purpose, reflecting only a small amount of the light and so the flares look better than the direct image. Also try some solar viewing with a pinhole, projecting the image onto a surface.

 

Since there is no next time for us, you can just enjoy the images I took :D

 

 

:bow: muchas gracais mate. in retrospect i think my "bite" was not venus but rather a glass insulator jutting out from the utility pole you see in the shot. :doh:

 

no mistaking this orb however, which i shot at 20x optical zoom on tuesday 7/3/2012 @~9:08 pm PST. :moon: :photos:

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