Has anyone had any experience using a camera with a telescope?
Regards the Bear
Not attempted photography through a telescope, but, if memory serves me correctly, and I'm talking 20 odd years ago now, there were barlow adaptors
that allowed you to connect an SLR (camera to you gunslingers) to your telescope. The whole setup was not particularly cheap and really for those who
were extremely passionate about their astronomy. I'd suggest that things are much easier today with digital photography and you may even download
your image to the computer in real time as all you'd need is a "camera" connected to the telescope.
I must invest in a telescope one day, eldest son kept his when he left home. Our place is great for stargazing, not too much light pollution in our back yard and precious little (nil) only about a kilometre down the road!
You'll need a lens of 300mm or longer focal length. The exposure would be about the same as it would be for daytime, as it's being lit by the sun
and unless you're tracking the moon's movement you need a fast shutter speed.
You could use a telescope with an adaptor as mentioned above, but this really only works for a dSLR where they use the cameras lens mount instead.
It may also be worth doing a bit of research on some of the astronomy websites and fora out there. Just don't forget where we are, that is all!
Shooting the moon, I thought you meant this.
Shame on you Delanti! ROFL
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