Re: DSLR Camera - Astronomy

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Kwincay Ercolinowitz, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. 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.
    Kwincay Ercolinowitz, Dec 28, 2012
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