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Old 15-10-2005, 04:19 PM
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Sony P73 Cyber-shot

Has anyone tried using a Sony DSC-P73 for taking astro pix??

It's a 4.1 mega pixel camera, the lens is f=6-18mm 1:2.8-5.2, and it also has a nifty MpegmovieVX mode for capturing moving images.

If I can use it for some basic imaging, can someone recommend accessories and how to go about using it with my Skywatcher SW600 8 inch f5???

Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 15-10-2005, 05:25 PM
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only that this from frontier optics is realy handy for me and afocal cameras

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/content...62748217d1.jpg
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Old 17-10-2005, 05:32 AM
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It'll work, Matt.. I've got the Sony DSCP100, the same camera as yours just more mp.

The accessory Dave posted is the best bet for afocal work. Of course you can get a webcam if you've got a laptop, that'll give you the best images of our solar system objects.

Is your Skywatcher on an EQ mount or dob mount?
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Old 17-10-2005, 03:13 PM
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Thanks for getting in touch. Was worried I wasn't gonna get any more handy advice

My scope's on a Skywatcher EQ5 mount.

Do I just hold the camera lens up to the eyepiece??? I've tried doing that by hand to get pix of the moon, but the results have been a bit ordinary!

I have a little bit of manual control over the exposure,as you'd know. Which settings do you recommend and how do I get a clean clear image in the LCD screen?

PS ... ordered the Celestron NexImage CCD package today, just for a bit of try.

Cheers, ice
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Old 17-10-2005, 03:15 PM
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Have a read of my article, Astrophotography with a Dob.

While it's written for non-tracking scopes, it's got some info that you'll find useful too.
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Sorry to ask, but where can I find that article???

Thanks mate
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Astrophotography with a Dob

Hope it helps.
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Matt , I cannot help you much here as I am pretty new to astronomy. However can you give me a run down on your SW600, as I was looking at one today and am thinking of buying it. Can you reply to my email address toomey@netlink.com.au

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