RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Photography
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Photography Both digital and film. Discussions about cameras, gear, exposure, technique, and sharing your photography

Astrophotography

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-27-2010, 06:11 PM
chrishoggy's Avatar
chrishoggy chrishoggy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 578
Blog Entries: 1
Astrophotography

Just started getting in to this astrophotography, after picking up a telescope for nothing. Scope needs collimating, but is still giving quite clear results via DSLR mount.
Here is one of the first few shots taken (when we had a break in the clouds)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg mn32.jpg (82.6 KB, 72 views)
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 03-27-2010, 10:07 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Astrophotography

wow. very cool. i had a telescope when i was MUCH younger but never a camera mount for it. it also had no stabilization or tracking. it was quite hard to get a clear view of anything that wasnt jiggling or blurry. lol. but that's nice and sharp, chris. i like it
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 03-28-2010, 07:11 AM
MiningArt's Avatar
MiningArt MiningArt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 792
Re: Astrophotography

Very nice moon shot.
Reply With Quote top
  #4  
Old 03-28-2010, 03:47 PM
CathyH's Avatar
CathyH CathyH is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 714
Re: Astrophotography

wow very nice.
Reply With Quote top
  #5  
Old 04-02-2010, 03:54 PM
Janet Petty's Avatar
Janet Petty Janet Petty is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mid-South
Posts: 2,164
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Astrophotography

WOW, thumbs up. Keep sharing. These pics have such depth and detail, they are amazing.

Janet
Reply With Quote top
  #6  
Old 04-02-2010, 10:40 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Astrophotography

what kind of scope is it, chris and what is 'collimating'?
Reply With Quote top
  #7  
Old 04-04-2010, 07:34 PM
unimatrix001 unimatrix001 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 400
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Astrophotography

Not a complete explanation but here goes (copied from another web page)
Collimating a telescope is lining up its optical components (lenses, mirrors, prisms, eyepieces) in their proper positions. This should be accurately done, or else the image quality will suffer.

Different telescope types, like Newtonian, Schmidt-Cassegrain, or refractors all need good collimation. However, they have quite different optical components, and here I will only talk about Newtonian telescopes, the simplest mirror telescopes.

Here is a link to the webpage i got it from
http://www.atmpage.org/contrib/Carlin/collimation/
Reply With Quote top
  #8  
Old 04-04-2010, 09:11 PM
Craig Walters's Avatar
Craig Walters Craig Walters is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: somewhere over there
Posts: 8,786
Blog Entries: 4
Re: Astrophotography

thanks, uni. so, it's like calibrating, only with the optics
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Photography


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved