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Old 05-06-2020, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Saturnine View Post
Hi Jay

Ideally your scope is too short a focal length for planetary imaging, the short focal length makes focusing more finicky and dslr camera are not the best camera for the job either but they can produce reasonable images all the same. Are you just taking single images or video , for stacking and processing later. Also how are you focusing, via live view on the camera or with a Bahtinov or Hartman Mask or just by eye through the viewfinder.
Investing in a Bahtinov Mask and then using it to aid focusing via Liveview would be a good place to start. The mask can also be used to aid focusing when doing Deep sky imaging as well.
yeah was hoping to be able to capture Jupiter and Saturn so you could at least make some features out. I will try tonight what Carlton has suggested and see how i go. I have the Bahtinov mask and i focus through my live view.

I have achieved terrific focus when shooting nebula's and such so thats not the issue. Just found it more difficult with the planets. Thanks
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