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    Default Re: Complete newbie...no laughing.



    Quote Originally Posted by stopticklingmeplease View Post
    The weather has finally cleared. And I have just attempted to take my first photos of the moon. I used my Apple 8 iPhone and they turned out okay but it’s not easy. I do have a Canon DSLR, does anyone have any ideas on how I could use this to take better photos?
    Well, that depends on a few things.. Your scope has to have enough inward travel on the focuser to come to focus with the camera. To hook up the camera, you'll need this (with the appropriate fitting; barlow lens, etc for the 1.25 fitting):
    https://www.celestron.com/products/t...non-eos-camera

    Or you could try this:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Camera-Lens...-/151746346221

    Either way, I would recommend against it, as I believe after doing a search, you have a reflector scope. Unless they're designed for AP, reflectors in general do not have enough inward travel on the focuser for a DSLR.

    But try what others have suggested with your phone. Heck, eight years ago I had a 8" dob and a 12 MP point and shoot camera. I managed to get four planets and some decent shots of the Moon, all by holding the camera up to the stock 25 & 10mm lenses. No stacking or processing, just copy and paste..... Your phone is way better than my camera
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    Default Re: Complete newbie...no laughing.

    Finally the skies cleared and I had a decent few hours on my telescope. I manage to get beautiful views of the moon and then decided to set my sights on something a little bit more difficult. However in doing the difficult, I manage to have a lovely look at the nebula in Orion’s Belt. I think that most of my neighbourhood heard my delighted little squeal! My first fuzzy, I’m so happy
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