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M27 A80 Powershot 6-22-05

Started by fugardi, 06/23/2005 09:52AM
Posted 06/23/2005 09:52AM Opening Post
Folks, By midnight, I was almost ready to give up - then the clouds finally cleared. Here's my initial attempt at the dumbbell. C11 with an afocal Canon A80 attached to a TV 55mm eyepiece. 4x15sec, ISO400, f3.2, approx 20% zoom, stacked in Registax. This one needs at least 10-20 more shots added to get a real image! M27 is in there if you look carefully.

Using our family digital camera to image DSOs is not what I expected. Using the Canon RemoteCapture software enabled control thruough the computer, but there was NOTHING to focus on! Basically I centered the object in the eyepiece, then attached the camera, took a shot and checked the focus on the transferred image. Tweaked the focus until reasonable, then took 4 back to back shots. Trying to figure out DSLR focus is next.

Regards,
Steve

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