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My own Astrophotography
Sun, Planets and Moon


Our Solar systems objects are easy to see. The Sun can be studied daytime and its dark spots, but be careful, never look in the telescope direct it will burn your eyes in a glimpse of a second ! Moon set and rise are beautiful to see or take photos of. To see any planet details you need a telescope with long focal length.

More to read about our Solar System at Wikipedia:

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Solar system Sun, Planets, Moons

Sun

   
Solar Eclipse 1999    
Solar eclipse
1999
   

Moon

   
Full Moon 2001 First Webcamera Moon 2004 Moon Eclipse 2007
Moon 2001 first web camera Moon 2004 Moon Eclipse
2007
Blood Moon 2018 Astrofriend Blood Moon 2019 Astrofriend Moon 2020, taken with 5 inch APO refractor
Blood Moon
2018
Blood Moon
2019
Moon with telescope
2020

Planets

   
Satun catch on film 2001 Saturn with web camera 2005  
Saturn 1999
by 35mm film
Saturn 1999
by web camera
 

Comments:

If I had taken those photographs today (2019) I would use the following of my equipment.

Camera Lens / Telescope Reducer / Barlow Mount Comment
Canon 6D TS130, 910 mm x1- x3 SkyWatcher EQ6 Sunspots, Planets
Canon 6D Sigma 150 mm x1 Tripod Sunset, Sunrise, Sun & Moon eclipse

You need a bigger telescope to get more interesting results of planets, maybe a 10" Newton with a x4 Barlow and a fast CMOS camera. When taking photos of the Sun, don't forget the important Solar protection filter, without it the camera will be destroyed and your eyes too if you look into the camera or telescope !

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