Lunar photography page
Here's a picture of comet Hale-Bopp taken several years ago on film with a 50 mm lens using a tripod. Notice the trail of the plane that passed over as the picture was taken.
The best I've done with film are below. The first one was done with a 6" f10 reflector.
The one on the right was taken with a 12" reflector. These telescopes had no motor drive. Photos were taken at prime focus.
I have an 11" Celestron telescope now. As you can see the focal length is much longer.
A montage of the Moon 4 days before the Full Moon. I used a f6.3 reducer in my telescope.
I took five photos, put them together and downsized it. Seeing conditions were very bad.
This photo was taken on 12-14-2010
Here's a montage, shown full size
Jupiter on 7-22-2011 - The moons are Io, Callisto and Europa
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