In my ongoing attempts to successfully take a photo of a planet, first step is to focus and get image of window on neighbour’s house at bottom of garden – gives me approx. focus point for stars/planets – last time I tried to photograph a planet I couldn’t see anything on the laptop!
I really am not very good at this astrophotography stuff…
I have had terrible difficulty getting planetary images so, with Mars high in the sky, now is the time to sort it out!
First step – obtain focus.
. The following photo shows the point at which this combination obtains focus when the telescope is in my lounge and I have aimed it at roof on neighbour’s house at end of garden about 150m away – the furthest terrestrial object I can see from my gouse/garden.
Obtaining focus with similar setup and location and object but using 35mm extension tube instead.
Videos from solar surface capture with Daystar Quark Sodium FIlter, Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 100mm OTA, ZWO ASI 174 MM camera 25/6/2020, captured in FireCapture on Windows laptop.
Each video is an AVI nearly 2GB in size.
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