#101 Stargazing: Jupiter over Orion
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rotorwash4944
Registered: Jan 09, 2011
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Country: United States

Hello all, I've been a bit of a lurker; all your amazing photos have inspired me to post my first here.
Reading star charts by red light helps preserve night vision... and helps me enter this month's assignment
A bit of white light used to paint the trees as well. Thanks for looking. I welcome all comments.

Frank



gt_me_jon
Registered: Mar 22, 2006
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Nice first entry. I was fascinated by telescopes when i was growing up. Have you ever mounted a camera to your telescope?



rotorwash4944
Registered: Jan 09, 2011
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Country: United States

Thank you. I have attached the camera as "prime focus," or using the telescope as the lens, but so far only to take moon photos. I could also buy a bracket to "piggyback" the camera on the top of the scope, to take some advantage of the scope's guidance. Only trouble with the type of scope I have is that it is an alt/azimuth mount, and so the sky will be seen to turn in long exposures as it arcs across the field of view. Lots of particulars to factor in, but there are some truly talented- and patient- people out there that take amazing shots!



Hightraxx
Registered: Feb 24, 2007
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Nice shot, welcome to the WA.

Norm



rotorwash4944
Registered: Jan 09, 2011
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Hightraxx wrote:
Nice shot, welcome to the WA.

Norm


Many Thanks.



sailingpilot
Registered: Mar 05, 2008
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Frank -

Nice creative use of lighting. The sky and the red scope makes me think of the Red Planet, and the light-painted background gives depth to the image.

Welcome aboard!

Gregg



rotorwash4944
Registered: Jan 09, 2011
Total Posts: 159
Country: United States

sailingpilot wrote:
Frank -

Nice creative use of lighting. The sky and the red scope makes me think of the Red Planet, and the light-painted background gives depth to the image.

Welcome aboard!

Gregg



Thanks! Im looking forward to learning a lot here.