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Small Lunar Mosaic-Lightbridge 16 Canon T2i

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#1 JohnGraham


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:21 AM

Telescope: Meade Lightbridge 16 @ f/9 (OPT 2” 2x Barlow)
Camera: Canon Rebel T2i, EOS-t-Thread adapter, t-Thread-1.25” adapter
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Exposure: 2x1/800sec, ISO 1600 saved as RAW
Software: Backyard EOS, Registax 6, Panorama Maker, Photoshop

Saturday night was way too windy to try any serious imaging, so just for yucks I tried a couple of images of the moon with my Lightbridge 16. I couldn’t reach the prime focus so I used a 2x Barlow to bring it out a bit. It has been a long time since I’ve done this sort of simple imaging, but fortunately I had a remote switch for my Canon T2i and the mirror lock-up worked like a charm. In hindsight, if I had known that this was going to work this well I could have taken enough images to cover the entire moon. As it was I was able to assemble this little two-frame mosaic. Not bad considering these were single frames in very poor seeing.


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#2 MistrBadgr


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:46 PM


Well, that certainly answers some of the questions about taking pictures with a Dobsonian.

Thanks, John!

Bill Steen
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