• Re: alco.bbs.io

    From Skuz@9:91/1 to Zero Reader on Thu Nov 3 15:30:33 2016
    On 10/29/16, Zero Reader said the following...

    You have a gallery of your stuff somewhere? If you were tracking Halley and Hale-Bopp, you must have been using film! Those were the days.

    My photo's where taken on high speed film with a Nikon FM camera either
    mounted on the C-11 counter weight bar with a camera adapter for piggy
    backing. Or the Nikon FM was mounted to the rear cell of the C-11 2800mm with
    a T-adapter on the filter then a camera T-ring replaces the Nikon Lens. This
    is call prime focus astrophotography. When the scopes prime focus act as the camera lens. Since The C-11 is 2800mm aperture, means it can grab about 2800 time more light the the human eye. In 1984 when Halley was beyond the orbit of Saturn inbound, on Nov 11th. My 8 seconds Exposure shows the Nucleus of Halley with a jet plume also. This was before it was close enough to be showing a long comet tail. Hence, I was in the right place at the right time when i open that camera for just 8 seconds. Stuff like this will only happen once in my lifetime. That is why I love Astromony so much I guess. My galley of photo's are quit small and only found on my living room wall. The is a Hale-bopp
    photo on my http://fluph.bbsnexus.com webpage.

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  • From Zero Reader@9:91/18 to Skuz on Thu Nov 3 14:16:00 2016
    On 11/03/16, Skuz said the following...

    My photo's where taken on high speed film with a Nikon FM camera either mounted on the C-11 counter weight bar with a camera adapter for piggy backing. Or the Nikon FM was mounted to the rear cell of the C-11 2800mm with a T-adapter on the filter then a camera T-ring replaces the Nikon Lens. This is call prime focus astrophotography. When the scopes prime focus act as the camera lens. Since The C-11 is 2800mm aperture, means

    That's great info thanks! I'm just starting to get into this stuff. I've shot quite a bit of film but I have to say, it would be very challenging to do astrophotography on film, so my hat's off to you!

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