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First attempt at photographing Saturn

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cat001, Apr 4, 2011.


  1. cat001

    cat001 PetForums VIP

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    It wasn't long ago I first pointed my camera towards the sky, still learning a few techniques and saving for better equipment..

    here's my other astrophotography pics to make better use of this thread :p

    The first stary pic I took was this one back in september on a trip to South Africa...

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    This was the best I could do in UK
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    Then practiced photographing the moon
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    Up till now Jupiter was the only planet I was able to find and photograph
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    Now I've fineally photographed Saturn! :D
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    It's not the best shot ever, I'm hoping in the next few years to have better kit for the job, but am chuffed I found it and photographed it! :D
     
  2. Marley boy

    Marley boy PetForums VIP

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    wow amazing pictures :eek:
     
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    Brilliant photos, the only moon ive photo'd was when the mrs reversed out of the shower:eek: ;)
     
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    great stuff there
     
  5. iheartsonic

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    PMSL I swear every single day you crack me up!! :D :D :D

    @Cat001

    I love the pictures sooo much. Space fascinates me and your pictures are stunning :)
     
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    WOW indeed! i've always been fascinated with the planet's that shot of Saturn is amazing!! WOW
     
  7. cat001

    cat001 PetForums VIP

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    Ahahaha, that actaully made my sides hurt!!! :lol:
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::ciappa:
     
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    Wow there great :)
     
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    Valanita PetForums VIP

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    Wow! Amazing photo's. You must have been dead chuffed to get those!
     
  11. CharleyRogan

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    They are amazing!

    How do you even find the planets? I wouldn't know where in the sky to look!
     
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    i love these. what camera & lens did you use? id LOVE to get shots like that but i will have to give it a go
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
    Oh lord that made my ribs hurt. I'm sure I turned purple laughing so much :lol: this surely can't be good when you're sleep deprived!

    cat001, those photos are stunning! I love the photos of Jupiter and Saturn - you must have some pretty powerful equipment to even get a photo of such far away planets :D
     
  14. jetsmum

    jetsmum PetForums VIP

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    Great pics.
    Can any one else see the scary face in the middle of the top pic?
     
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    Amazing and fantastic you ole clever clogs you....:)


    Gosh I cant even photograph something in front of my nose let alone a milion miles away.
     
  16. cat001

    cat001 PetForums VIP

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    I just look for the brightest stars in the sky, which isn't too diffecult where I am considering there's not many visible stars to begin with! lol

    Face the sunset, point left...thats roughly the direction saturn and jupiter are in, whatever direction that is. :eek: It's mainly been guess work from me lol, I'm hoping to learn the sky as I go along.

    Saturn's been coming out in the early hours of the morning, had to wait till 1am to photograph it last night.

    This is what I've been using to photograph it!
    http://cityphotographic.co.uk/images/EVOSTAR-90 (EQ3-2).jpg

    though I would very much like to upgrade!

    I attached my camera (Canon 7D) to it via a t-mount and t-adapter. I also use my shutter release switch so i don't have to touch my camera when i'm taking the picture.
     
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    Fantastic photos :D
     
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    They are fab pics.. I really like the saturn one,.. You see you see it in books.. But for some reason in my mind.. its in books.. You may not understand what I mean.. but I know.. :)
     
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    cat001 PetForums VIP

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    tonights shot of the moon...

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    Wow I'm impressed :D
     
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