Here is the Sun through my scope using a homemade solar filter. It's a bit fuzzy because I took the shot through cloud cover. The sun peeked out for about 10 minutes and I took about 4 dozen shots, this is one of my better ones.
I was testing this out before the Venus Transit on Tuesday. Can't miss that one because the next one is in 2117.
Here is another just before the clouds came back and covered it up:
Very cool stuff, looking forward to the pictures of Venus. Astronomy has always interested me too, was thinking about majoring in it, but the job field is basically nothing.
Wow, that's amazing. I'm actually surprised at the cost of everything. I expected it to be way more.
Saturn Image 2
There is another Saturn picture I took. Took that one last night, it was my third time out going for astrophotography at night, this time I was on my roof.
Getting better but still need more practice. I know my set up time has improved greatly since my first time out.
Gorgeous. That is an *amazing* shot Linux! :}
nice, how come no stars are showing?
<-- knows nothing about photos in space
I have to take planets with a fairly quick shutter speed, for stars you need longer shutter speeds to catch their light. They actually show in that image but since Saturn is so prominent, you can't see the small dots of light.
Originally Posted by Trunks
The actual size of the image is 5100x4800 pixels, at a 100%, you can actually make out stars in the background but they're still dim.
I didn't upload the full size cuz it's a huge image and I only have so much space on that account. And you can actually make out stars in the first image I linked to in the opening post when you open it as a full image. As a result you can see 3 of Saturn's moons, an asteroid, and Saturn itself looks really bright and blurry.
Still working on my technique in astrophotography, will definitely share more.
Here are some shots of the Moon I took earlier tonight:
Have a few more in my Lunar Gallery: Naztronomy :: Lunar Astrophotography
Going through more of the pictures that I took.
My best shot of Saturn so far: Saturn Image 3
Can actually see some color, I wonder what it would look like if my sky wasn't glowing from the city's light pollution.
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