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1  General Category / Photography / Re: I got to use my telescope on: March 24, 2010, 04:35:03 pm
Here you go John



I don't think what I'm doing here is technically digiscoping though. I thought that involved using Afocal or ep projection. Here I'm using my C80ED as a 600mm prime lens. I didn't put the TC in for this image.
2  General Category / Photography / Re: Snowdrops on: March 23, 2010, 07:47:24 pm
Lovely image John... I too would be intrigued by how you get on with the angle viewer.
3  General Category / Photography / Re: I got to use my telescope on: March 23, 2010, 07:46:32 pm
Thanks very much John... That is indeed the beastie... Celestron 80ED. I was using it straight through, I removed the star diagonal (that's shown in the image you have, to give the angle) and replaced it with a 50mm extention tube, then used the MaxDSLR connector I use on Deepsky and Lunar photography... in fact this was what I use for single frame shots of the moon. I can't find an image to show you, I'll try and get one at some point.
4  General Category / Photography / Re: I got to use my telescope on: March 23, 2010, 09:31:46 am
Thanks guys...

Very much so Mark, but I was able to keep a shutter speed of over 1/250 so at least mirror slap wasn't a problem  Grin

I think they probably did Brian

Richard, I'm not really sure, probably 200-300 yards I guesstimate... twas pretty much the other side of the lake, looking diagonally along it's length. (except for the Swan which was only about 100ft away
5  General Category / Photography / Re: Ocean in Movement on: March 23, 2010, 12:22:32 am
Lovely set Richard... #2 is superb. I've got a 10 stop ND and a set of ND grads, but have so far not had a chance to use them....
6  General Category / Photography / Re: Back Home on: March 23, 2010, 12:06:49 am
Very nice Richard... wonderful colours
7  General Category / Photography / Re: A walk in Hillsborough Forest Park on: March 22, 2010, 11:58:22 pm
Lovely shots Scott... tame beasties around there...
8  General Category / Photography / Re: A Walk by the Severn on: March 22, 2010, 10:55:16 pm
You've not been helped by those grey blank skies... The swans in the first look good and detailed, but they merge a bit into the cloud..

The second one is a very unusual shot, and works well... although the fence is a little distracting

The lamb is good...

but.. that cat stands out from the rest... a lovely shot, with lovely light on it. Superb details in it.
9  General Category / Photography / I got to use my telescope on: March 22, 2010, 10:39:59 pm
Decided to try something a little different yesterday.. and took the C80ED with me to the nature reserve...apart from getting some odd looks carrying the OTA on a tripod through the grounds... and then fighting with manual focus... once I'd gotten my eye in... 1200mm does wonders for birds a long way away... although having one hand on the focus knob, one hand on the 3 way head adjustments and one hand on the shutter release was a challenge.. and f/15 made the shutter speeds tricky ...

They are virtually uncropped... just a little off where needed for composition... I'm afraid my poor brain had enough to deal with  :mrgreen:

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10  General Category / Photography / Low Key Roses on: March 12, 2010, 11:28:04 am
I'm surprised and really happy with how this came out... I used the Nifty.

11  General Category / Astronomy & Space / Re: ISS pass on: March 12, 2010, 11:27:16 am
Some great shots guys... I managed to miss the pass through Orion with the camera... got distracted by the family... been cloudy ever since.
12  General Category / Weather & Atmospherics / Re: Cool Clouds - March 11th on: March 12, 2010, 11:25:24 am
An amazing sight and well captured Martin
13  General Category / Photography / Re: The Big Wide San Fran Pan on: March 12, 2010, 11:24:38 am
That's spectacular Paul... sure looks like you had some fun
14  General Category / Photography / Re: View from the Rock on: March 12, 2010, 11:23:28 am
Stunning pano Paul... what a wonderful view
15  General Category / Photography / Re: a walk on the canal on: March 09, 2010, 05:25:50 pm
Excellent set Danny. Love the reflections of the geese, I hope you don't mind me saying, (I've missed this trick myself)... that would have looked simply stunning with full reflections of all three in that mirror water... amazingly still water. The zoomed shot of the plane is excellent too.
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