While they may seem like very different things, a telescope used for astrophotography
is merely acting as a lens for your camera.
Inspired by the work of the renowned astrophotographer Walter Pennell, Ron mastered astrophotography
before the new range of faster and finer photographic emulsions arrived on the scene.
Having a gallery for sketches or including them with astrophotography
submissions would add to the magazine's appeal and educational value.
with your telescope raises the bar a notch for demands placed on the mount.
Capable of supporting up to 30 pounds of gear, the mount accepts the standard ST-4-style autoguider input for astrophotography
and also includes a DSLR-shutter control port.
You can do long-exposure astrophotography
with a modestly priced telescope, but it will be a lot easier if the scope's on a rock-solid mount that can track the sky with pinpoint accuracy--which will cost more than a standard mount.
I would like to add a little more to the advice on choosing a camera for astrophotography
While they may not be as impressive as Comet Hale-Bopp was in April 1997 (seen here over the Rocky Mountains near Banff, Canada), their presence will afford many astrophotography
Schmidt-Cassegrains were the telescope to own whether your interests lay in visual observing, astrophotography
, or both.
Although Weber became interested in astrophotography
just a few years ago, his work ranks with some of the world's best and serves as inspiration to those just getting started in this exciting aspect of amateur astronomy.
Nikon has finally come out with a true astrophotography
camera that isn't plagued by the quirks of past Nikon DSLRs when used for astro-imaging.
WSP offers lectures and workshops on telescope making, optics, astrophotography
, and electronic imaging, as well as commercial vendor displays and a swap meet.