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2005-Feb-24, 11:19 PM
A friend walked up to me recently and asked if I wanted to be interviewed for a photography club at my school. Thinking that it would be harmless, I agreed readily ... unbeknownst to me, though, this was a TV interview for a local cable station. But I sucked it in, and went to the station to just get it done with. Thankfully, my friend was the person interviewing me, and he asked about some of the pictures that I've taken, and I got to show my astrophotographs on the show! I was very excited about them, and talked for a good few minutes about astrophotography ... I was proud. But it was this website/board that inspired me to become very interested in astronomy in the first place, so I thank the BABB community for my public exposure.
If you're interested, the pics can be seen here (http://realboatsrock.ecwhost.com/astrophotos.htm).
2005-Feb-24, 11:25 PM
Welcome to the board. Some nice pics there, especially liked the one of Saturn.
However you don't get off that lightly, you have to spill the beans :lol:
Telescope, Camera (film or digi), exposures, and all the other goodies.
2005-Feb-24, 11:40 PM
Fair enough, I did neglect to provide any specifics. :)
- Scope: Celestron NexStar 8" GPS
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel (Gotta love digital ;))
- CCD Imager: Celestron NexImage
Now, only the images that have most of the moon in them were taken with a camera, and, to be honest, I forgot what the exposure and ISO settings were.
The zoomed-in images of the moon were taken with the CCD imager, each about 250 frames.
Orion was about ISO 1600 at 30 seconds, which explains the lack of detail, I suppose, and Saturn clocked in around 200 frames with some heavy processing.
2005-Feb-26, 01:01 AM
Hehe! some nice kit you have there. I've just gone the digi route for a camera Canon D60 (UK version - same spec as the Rebel). No 'scope yet but I've a few useful lenses that I'm still playing with. Next addition to the family will be a x3 tele converter for my 400mm, f6.3 which should just about fill the frame for a moon shot. The other end is an f1.4, 50mm fast lens for chasing aurora.
Thanks for sharing the info and also congrats on being a real TV star too.
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