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Old 12-11-2005, 06:54 AM
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Box Brownie & Astrophotography

I was going to post this in the Film v's Digital thread, but it getting a lil
off topic for in there....

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has tried astrophotography
with a box brownie. I have two coming my way which happen to be my grand
parents. They have a manual shutter setting which are prolly a lil stiff, so
what I was thinking would be to cover the unit before I open the shutter then
recover before I closed the shutter.

I was thinking of using them for wide FOV and are not looking to adapt it to
the scope, although I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has.

regards,CS
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Old 12-11-2005, 02:09 PM
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Did a bit of afocal with one 30 yrs ago on an 8" newt. Never even thought of widefield by itself back then. Interesting.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:57 PM
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Rob, you got access to 127 film? I have 2 BB's here in perfect condition. They're only worth $1.00 each. One has a slide type 'filter', the other is the standard model.
Could be an interesting experiment. Prob lot of CA tho! L.
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Old 13-11-2005, 08:45 AM
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Do they still make the film for this camera?
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Old 13-11-2005, 12:56 PM
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Hey guy's

Sorry about the late reply. No, dont have any film for them, actually I'm still to
recieve them. What I remember about them is memory from when I was a kid.
Although I did use one of them back then (late 70's)

Rajah, hehe yeah I know, wouldn't get much for them lol, but I do remember for
such a camera the box brownie could deliver some excellent B&W photo's. So my
thoughts would be mount one on a decent mount, dont think my EQ5 will be up
for long exposure. And whack a Ha filter on the front. I think it would look interesting
rock'n up to Astrofest QLD next year with a BB next to all those CCD's lol

Not to sure about Afocal shots, from memory you dont focus through the lens on
a Box Brownie, it would be allot of trial and error to get the right.

btw, this is for curiosity, experimentation and perhaps a giggle or two. Hell if
they work it might be interesting.


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Old 13-11-2005, 01:06 PM
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Your right about the focus, I used to hold the thing upto the EP & fire away. From memory, I think I needed to either take the focuser off to get the camera closer or move the primary forward + a larger secondary on my scope. I never bothered. Heres a pic/s taken back in 74'
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Old 13-11-2005, 01:17 PM
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They're Classic!!!

Looks like the first images of Pluto all those years ago.

Thanks for sharing

regards,CS
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Old 13-11-2005, 01:18 PM
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This may be stupid... but I'm almost inspired enough to give this a go!...like couple one to my 4.5" toy reflector. (with a bit of cutting & shutting no doubt!)

All I need is a box brownie plus film!
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Old 13-11-2005, 01:40 PM
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I think I remember hearing of a film professional photographers were using which they
used to make slides from. You could also use it in the BB, although at the time I think
I was using a standard BB B&W film you could still get. I guess A Pro would know or
maybe know of another.

Yeah as nerdy as it sounds, for wide FOV work we could be onto something lol

regards,CS
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