Tech Anyone here in to Astrophotograpy?

Myrkur

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Jun 9, 2011
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Is anyone here into Astrophotography? Sorry if there is already a thread about this, but I couldn't find it.

I've been interested in it for years and after a lot of doubt, I've finally got a telescope. I'm interested in Deepsky photography, star clusters and planets. I was wondering if it's really hard to get into this kind of photography (I prefer to figure things out by myself instead of reading the manual) I have a lot of photography experience, and I learn things very quickly. So the camera part won't be a problem. But what about the telescope? Is it hard to get used to it?


http://www.flickr.com/photos/flintstonestargazer/3239946339/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/flintstonestargazer/3240781948/in/photostream/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/flintstonestargazer/3217302376/in/photostream/


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Oct 22, 2009
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What type of telescope did you get? Are you planning to photograph through the telescope or piggy back the camera? Digital, SLR or CCD camera?
There are a ton of resources out there for budding astrophotographers. I'd suggest trying your local astronomy club. There's a good chance some members will be well versed in photographing the night sky.
As an amateur astronomer myself, I never did get into the astrophotography thing. I found it a little overwhelming to not only learn how to photograph different things but then you have to learn how to process the images too. I prefer to spend my time looking through the eyepiece and, on cloudy nights, looking at the amazing photos the experts have taken ;)