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    Default Re: First photos ever!!



    The scope I have came with 10mm and 5mm

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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomma View Post
    It's the best I could get with no mount and holding my phone to the eye piece. The view through the scope isn't the best either but I was still happy. $20 telescope lol. Was using a 5mm eyepiece.
    Yes the focus is off and you need to clean your camera lens and eyepiece. Possibly you need to clean your objective lens, too, but it is not usually quite so critical. Astrophotography really takes a lot of practice, trying things out and going back to the drawing board. I sometimes cringe when I see my early photos. I started off by holding a camera to the eyepiece and still use it for some shots but mainly use a DSLR these days. Be persistent and you will get there.
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    Haha I can't even get it to look like that when I'm looking through it hahaha
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    I'm honestly shocked. I was thinking two inches and I would just have like a big binocular but I swapped to the 10mm ep and you couldn't even see the edge of the moon.
    Forgive the possibly silly question, but you ARE adjusting the focus, aren't you?

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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    If your view through the eyepiece looks more like the photos you posted than it resembles the photo of the Moon that Bryan posted, then something is wrong. Those photos are really out of focus and it looks like there is a lot of dust, fuzz, etc. on the eyepiece, objective lens, or both. Nobody wants to offend you or dampen your enthusiasm, but that's not how it should look, even with a small scope. The Moon through a 2" scope that's in good condition and focused correctly should look pretty much like Bryan's photo.
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    I think the autofocus kicked in and we're just looking at dust on the lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelHat View Post
    I think the autofocus kicked in and we're just looking at dust on the lens.
    That's probably it. He did say that the view he was getting wasn't much better than the photo.
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    Default Re: First photos ever!!

    I am using the focuser and that's the best I can get. Even looking at Mars or the brightest stars the are just white round balls a little fuzzy. It's not the best scope for sure because I've already seen what looks like a bubble in an image not sure if that's in a mirror or what but I off center what I'm looking at just slightly so the bubble stays in the black. This is the first scope I've ever owned so I just unboxed it and started using it. As I've been reading I'm sure it needs collimated and the finder and ep images don't match at all so I'm going to get washers to shim the finder.

    That being said there are no screws anywhere just looks like it was epoxied together

 

 
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