Full Moon with NEX-5 + 1000mm

Started Jul 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
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npires
npires OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,552
Re: Full Moon with NEX-5 + 1000mm

HAbba wrote:

Stunning Photo - love it.

Can you tell us more about your setup - what telescope you are using and T-mount. I have attempted something similar with my Meade using a single shot - however stacking may be the way.

Also live in London (Shooters Hill).

Regards

Hassan

Hey Hassan, thanks for the comment. We're unfortunate in not having too many clear night skies here.

I'm using a Russian MTO lens a 3M-5CA. It's a 500mm Reflex Mirror Lens. It's M42 mount and I've got a 2x Vivitar Teleplus Macro adapter in FD mount. So I've got the 500mm with a M42 to FD adapter attached to the 2X and that's attached to my NEX.

This is what the setup looks like:

It's pretty solid and the focus ring is a bit tight so I am currently looking for a tripod collar and maybe a tripod apron for extra stability because at that focal length it's tricky even just getting the moon on the screen and keep it in focus!

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