Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:12 AM
With Jupiter so prominent in the evening sky from the UK I thought I would take some pictures. I have a a classic 8" LX200 and a Canon 400D with a T-adaptor which enables me to directly attach my camera to the back (prime focus).
I took some pictures but with only the 2000m focal length of the telescope and whatever the lensless dslr offers(40x) . Jupiter came out very small with the two dark rings barely visible.
My question is, what is the best way and least expensive for me to increase the magnification to improve my images?
A 2x teleconverter for my camera might help but I don't think this will offer great results. Or what about eyepiece projection? What adaptor do I need for this and will it support the weight of the camera enough?
Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:06 AM
I'd try eyepiece projection and mount the DSLR on a separate tripod. I don't think prime focus is the best combination to use with Jupiter and a DSLR but is great with deep sky objects.
I'm hoping to get another webcam with greater control of exposure times.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:04 PM
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