Stars in my eyes...
I love of watching the night sky. Here are few of my first attempts in astrophotgraphy:
Here is M8, "The Lagoon Nebula" This is 10 minute exposure using the
primary focus method on my C8 f/10 (October 1999, Angeles National Forest).
The Crab Nebula in Taurus
This was taken through the Celestron 8' Schmidt-Cassegrain, using
the primary focus technique. This is a 10 minute exposure using Kodak Max film on January 1, 1998.
The Orion Nebula
Again using the telescope itself as a lens, exposing the film directly for 10
minutes using Kodak Max film on January 1, 1998
This was taken 10 Mar 1998 using eyepeice projection on to a Ricoh RDC-2 digital camera. The camera was held up to
a 25mm Possl eyepeice placed in the telescope. It was tricky
getting the exposure right, since the camera is designed to automatically adjust
to its surroundings, not necessarily what is pointing into the eyepeice!
Here is a first attempt using a CWIP-S CCD camera I bought from a
Canadian astromomer. This is 50 ms exposure using the
primary focus method on my C8 (October 1999).
Unofficial Celestron Manuals
Explore the surface of the moon
Places to stargaze in Southern California (and current weather conditions)
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