Unboxing and first impressions of the AT6RC. I won’t make you wait with anticipation: This telescope looks awesome.
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With just your telescope and DSLR camera, you can capture some amazing views of our bright neighbor planets. You don’t even need a tracking mount!
Buying your first telescope can quickly become a daunting task when faced with so many choices and unfamiliar terms. With everything from cheap department store telescopes to computerized models and specialized APO refractors, how do you choose something you’ll be able to enjoy for years with without spending a fortune?
3/17 Update – I managed to see comet PanSTARRS last night from Sunset Hill Park in Ballard along with about half a dozen other intrepid stargazers, and capture a few decent photos as well.
You have a DSLR? Start pointing it up! You don’t need to be an expert to get some compelling pictures of the night sky. Here are six reasons to give astrophotoraphy a shot.
Jupiter and moons. Captured from Seattle during a break in the clouds on Feb 1, 2013 with a Celestron C6 SGT, 2.5x barlow, and Canon T3i. Combination of 1/20th and 1/2 second exposures stacked and combined.
This photo of the moon was captured on Jan 16, 2013 using a Canon T3i and a Celestron C6 telescope. Using the telescope in prime focus effectively just turns the telescope into a 6″ 1500mm lens for the camera. This allowed me to capture the sharp details in the sunny …
At the end of last year, I bought a telescope and started taking pictures through it, some of which I shared via Facebook. It sparked interest from friends, and a few people wanted to know how I got those pictures. I realized that even amateur astrophotography is something people can …