astronomy lens/telescope

Started Dec 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 51,962
Re: astronomy lens/telescope

neilgc wrote:

I have a Canon 7d and was wondering if there is a decent astronomy telescope that can be used with it to take planet shots? I'm not up for thousands of €, but a couple of hundred maybe. Any suggestions thoughts? I have a 300mm f2.8 and a 1.4x, so that makes equivalent of 700mm; maybe this works?

Not well.

The 7D doesn't have video crop mode like the 550D, 60D and so on do. Shooting planets well requires taking video, stacking the best images and heavily sharpening the stack.

This was shot that way with a 70-200/2.8L IS:

This was shot that way with a Meade ETX-125PE:

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