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Old 22-02-2010, 04:55 PM
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Found my astrophoto.

From memory - and we are talking almost 20yrs ago - this was with a 50mm lens, piggybacked onto a old Celestron C8. The school had some permanently mounted piers on concrete pads. I just put the camera onto the scope, opened the shutter and walked away for 20-30mins. The tracking and polar alignment must have been pretty close!!!!!

This was probably 200ASA print film. I'm still impressed by the detail in the scan of the negative.

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Wow David. You must have been absolutely stoked with that.
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Old 22-02-2010, 05:06 PM
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Ta JJJ,

Problem with film was the delayed gratification - didn't see this until probably two weeks after I took it - therefore I never knew I was onto a winner with polar alignment and tracking that night...

The digital age has changed the way we look at everything - instantaneous gratification is the norm. We now place importance on a camera downloading it's image in seconds. The new SBIG cameras are including an ethernet socket, not just USB - the amount of data and speed are mindboggling.

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We are very fortunate aren't we. It's bought astrophotography to the people.
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Hopefully the instantaneous feedback makes it easier for one to persist with this hobby...

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Why does everyone from the "other side" call Astrophotography "The Dark Side". I am with Mike S on this one and think we should call it The Bright Side as we see 100x more than the visually handicapped fellas
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Why does everyone from the "other side" call Astrophotography "The Dark Side". I am with Mike S on this one and think we should call it The Bright Side as we see 100x more than the visually handicapped fellas
Because "the dark side" sounds so much better, especially when said in a deep ominous voice.
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wow Ron will we see you over near the flag pole this year?
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Dave, it all depends if I can get above mediocre
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LOLOL That's never stopped me from setting up over there Ron.
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Dave, it all depends if I can get above mediocre
that should be easy as its one rung up the ladder from where i am
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LOLOL That's never stopped me from setting up over there Ron.
yep JJJ is better than me so you will be in good company
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There probably wont be any room for the 16"
If there any nice comets around suitable for wide field images I just might be tempted
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You're kidding Dave.
. I love your work.
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