Taking photos of the Moon and the planets - Beginner

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WhistlerNorth Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: Skywatcher Star Adventurer

cheddarman wrote:

nighthiker wrote:

Hi!

He was asking for the MOON and the planets (which should be skipped due to his budget, but that was already mentioned). And the for the moon you don't really need a tracking mount (otherwise I'm a genius doing it without ). I agree that a tracking mount is pretty helpful and important for deep(er) astro photography, but starting with the moon - and probably a 400mm lens - you don't really need one.

Taken with 100-400/4.5-5.6 plus 2x TC on FF and without a tracker. Stack of many (100-200) images, AutoStakkert! and RegiStax.

I quite agree - taken resting on a gatepost!

Just curious , one photo or many stacked?  Looks like full moon coming up next week--- will wait for clear sky first as obviously these photos look impressive with almost full moon .

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