Photographer's Note

Last night I decided to try out my Canon Rebel on the end of my 6" refracting Telescope. Having already posted a previous photo of the Moon click here last week using my 75-300 IS zoom which because of the 1.6 crop ratio produces a effective 480 mm focal length on the Telescope this equates to 1920 mm quite an increase!

Not yet having a T-Ring adapter to attach it to the end of my scope I simply had to just hold it there. With heavy overcast skies closing in I only got a few minutes to fire off three shots. The first was blurred due to camera shake and the second was underexposed and the third and last shot was just perfect in all regards.

The full sized version holds a ton of details click here but for trek-earth iv reduced the size by 50% and made the usual adjustments in Photoshop CS. Although Iv not yet uploaded to my website which you will find on my intro page you may find other astro stuff there of some interest.

Date 5th Sept 04 1.17am
Focal length 1200mm F-stop 8
ISO-100 Shutter speed 1/100

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