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My Astrophotography

Asteroid photos is best with longer focal lengths. The asteroids are in orbits around our Sun, most of them in orbits between Mars and Jupiter. The first one discovered was Ceres, that was in 1801 and first they believed it was a planet. 50 years later an asteroid and now we call the bigger ones for dwarf planets. Even Ceres the biggest one is smaller than our Moon.

More to read about asteroids at Wikipedia:

Even it the asteroids looks to be very far away it happens they come close to us, if just only one of them hit the Earth it's goodbye for us. Ask the dinosaur how fun that was.

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Asteroid Astraea 5, 2015 Asteroid Ceres, 2023  
Astraea 5 Ceres  


If I had taken those photographs today (2023) I would use the following of my equipment. In all amateur telescopes asteroids looks like weak stars.

Camera Lens / Telescope Reducer / Barlow Mount Comment
Canon 6D TS130, 910 mm x1 SkyWatcher EQ6  
Canon 6D Pentax 300 mm x1 SkyWatcher HEQ5  

Sometime I take time lapse of comets, it's very interesting to see how they move between the stars.

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