Anybody into Astrophotography?

cheddar-caveman 18 1.2k England
15 Oct 2021 8:59AM
You don't need expensive telescopes and tracking mounts to get reasonable images from deep space.
I got into this just last September and use my Sony RX10M4 mounted on a Star Adventurer polar mount (but you don't even need this for wide angle shots, and a stacking software/processing software - I use Affinity.
This was the Andromeda Galaxy night before last.......
Nigeyboy 13 1.0k United Kingdom
15 Oct 2021 9:31AM
Fantastic image there. My other main hobby apart from photography is astronomy. I own a 6" F8 Reflector telescope on a manual mount so have not yet been able to combine the two hobbies!!

I have been looking at the Star Adventure mount for a while now, but can't decide between that, or a more manual / analogue mount from Omegon.

I took a few wide angle shots when on holiday a few years back in Cornwall:


And this one of the moon is from my mobile phone held at the eyepiece of my telescope:

cheddar-caveman 18 1.2k England
15 Oct 2021 9:38AM
I find the SA mount quite adequate for a hobby - I don';t have a scope at all.
Nice images............
Beware, you'll be hooked!!
15 Oct 2021 9:40AM

My one and only deep sky object, the andromeda galaxy, taken on 29/09/2021.
cheddar-caveman 18 1.2k England
15 Oct 2021 9:51AM
So not "hooked" yet😁
15 Oct 2021 10:00AM
Clear skies would be niceSmile
cheddar-caveman 18 1.2k England
15 Oct 2021 10:29AM
Indeed, few and far between at the moment!

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