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Kwincay Ercolinowitz 12-28-2012 08:32 PM

Re: DSLR Camera - Astronomy
On 28-Dec-12 12:17, Craig Coope wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:10:38 -0500, wrote:
>> On Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:18:44 -0800 (PST), Coope <> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm a complete novice when it comes to cameras but I'm steadily
>>> gaining an interest and I would like to invest in a bit of kit which
>>> obviously would be used in daylight but I'm keen to start
>>> photographing the nigth sky (particulary the moon).
>>> Could someone recommend a good camera for someone to learn with but
>>> with the potential to get some good results? I'm looking to spend up
>>> to 500 on the camera. Obviously I'll need a decent lens if I want
>>> some up-close moons shots. Could someone recommend a lens also? Some
>>> of the "cheap" ones are (obviously) getting poor reviews.
>>> I'm not sure how it all links together but eventually I'll like to
>>> invest in a telescope as well with the aim of taking some long
>>> exposure shots of the plantes and star clusters etc. Is it pretty much
>>> possible to attach any camera to a decent telescope for photography?
>>> I'm sorry if some of this sounds a tad vague but I need to start
>>> somewhere!
>>> Thanks.
>>> Coope

>> If you want the moon full size with a DSLR you will need a 1200mm lens... look
>> for a cheap 'folded optic' Chinese made scope such as a 'Sun' or similar to get
>> started, they cost under $200 and with an adapter you can put your camera on it
>> and use it as a 'lens'. Mine is eq. to 1300mm f11. It will go on a sturdy camera
>> tripod, but for serious stuff you will need a telescope tripod with a motor. If
>> you just want the moon and want to see how things go, you could also get a
>> 'field' or 'spotter' scope, they don't cost too much.
>> A camera lens of that size would cost you thousands, if not 10s of thousands, by
>> the way...
>> "Up to 500" will get you a beginners DSLR from either Nikon or Canon, not sure
>> about Sony or others... they are the best bet for low noise.

> Thanks for your input. I've since decided for now to skip getting the
> DSLR in favour or getting a 130mm telescope as it'll allow me more to
> see from the start. I'm probably going to try some planetary imaging
> with a webcam attached to it as well. I can use this for close-up
> lunar shots as well.

And probably for some closeups of chink scrotums as well.

> Further down the line I can hopefully invest in a proper camera so I
> can possibly capture some deep space objects too!

Maybe you can capture some negro penis in the deep space of your rectum too.

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