AshleighNightingale


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Astrophotography beginner!

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Reply Flamencopaul
3:01 PM on January 19, 2013 
Hi Ashleigh...Yes it was called a T-adapter, or T-ring. Should be easy to get either from a camera shop or online. They are made for many differnt cameras and have a camera fitting on one side and a standard thread on the other see http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-EOS-T-Ring-Revelation/dp/B0039ZHWYK
for an example. You also need an adapter to fit your telescope eyepiece holder. These have a standard T-thread (screws into the T-ring) at one side are are made to fit either 1.25 or 2 inch eyepiece holders. It may be that your eyepiece holder already has a T-thread - mine does. Again, there are examples here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celestron-T-Adapter-Universal-1-1-4/dp/B0
000665V6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358624906&sr=8-1 and here http://www.rothervalleyoptics.co.uk/skywatcher-2-quot-t-thread-ad
aptor_d3610.html

Hope this helps, Paul.
Reply Flamencopaul
7:04 AM on January 15, 2013 
Hi Ashleigh, here are a few astrophotography websites for you to have a look at:
http://www.astropix.com/HTML/I_ASTROP/TOC_AP.HTM - probably the best and most detailed all round introduction to astrophotography...also the pages on processing at http://www.astropix.com/HTML/J_DIGIT/TOC_DIG.HTM

http://www.astro-imaging.com/Tutorials.html has more advanced information regarding image processing

There are literaly hundreds of good sites out there, so I'll just give you these for now.

Key things to remember though - you must be completely comfortable using your camera in the dark! Most of the hard work is in the processing, there are 2 free stcking / processing softwares: IRIS and Deepskystacker...IRIS is the best of the 2, but more difficult to use at first. Deepsky stacker is very user friendly, but I dont think the results are as good. Both can be obtained as free downloads - google will take you to their respective sites.
Hope this helps, but if you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Cheers,
Paul.