P900 takes a shot at Mars

Started Mar 5, 2016 | Discussions thread
OP MarioV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,785
Re: P900 takes a shot at Mars

Augustin Man wrote:

WOW, Mario! My jaw dropped

That's fantastic!

I could say you got a very clear sky, it's true, but equally true is that I couldn't have achieved such image in a lifetime! When you said that "P900 is a telescope with a camera attached to it", I took it just as a witty comment, but you proved now it's true!

Congratulations,

Augustin

Thanks Augustin.  Anyone with a P900 can do anything. This just takes a tripod, manual focus (use magnified focus peaking) and a little patience.

The sky was clear, yes, but the atmosphere was a bit turbulent (bright stars twinkling) which is not ideal.  If you try under steadier skies and/or stack a few shots or take video, a better shot can be had.

Cheers

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