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#1 swholden

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:44 PM

So, I had several strikes against me:
1) Clouds over New England
2) just too darn cold
3) Need to pick up my daughter by 10pm at a gathering for school vacation.

So, with out having to take the scope out and use my new DSI, I did what many have done and improvised.

Use my wife's Sony Cyber Shot and took "many" pictures.
Here's what I got with little "post-production". I'll see if I can improve in the A.M.

Would really like to see everone elses photos too!

Oh. forgot to mention:
Took the image through my 26mm eyepiece on my ETX-125.
And, through my living room window in the comfort of the warmth of my wood stove. :'(
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#2 firemouth

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:12 PM

Here are my best pics of the Lunar Eclipse at Totality and shortly after.
The pics are very dark and fuzzy, best I could do...

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#3 Scott W

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:15 PM

My wife could care less about the eclipse...all she and her sister wanted to see was the rings of Saturn!  :'(

Anyways, her sister left and the family stared at the Saturn...wish I could capture an image of that.  Spent the better part of an hour trying to get those when I should've been shooting the moon.

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Meade LX200r
Canon Digital Rebel Xti ISO 400 w/ WB set to Tungsten
Zhumell Adapter+ T-ring, set to prime focus (I think)

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:18 PM

and this one I had the WB set to Auto.  I'm sure with time and practice I'll get better pics...and maybe the whole moon next time!

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:16 AM

This is my first time using the telescope that I got for Christmas.  My mom used a Kodak CX7430 Camera to get the picture. 




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