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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 17:26   #1
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Astroscope + DSLR = Gallery!

Scope: Celestron 80ED f7.5 600mm
Camera: Olympus E-3
80mm extension tube

Wagtail:
iso 100
1/400s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

Blackbird
iso 100
1/500s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

Nuthatch
iso 400
1/250s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

not sure, some yellow songbird of sorts
iso 400
1/650s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

Magpie
iso 400
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uncropped
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Old Tuesday 15th March 2011, 21:27   #2
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Scope: Celestron 80ED f7.5 600mm
50mm extension tube
Kiron 2X teleconverter

Red-winged Blackbird:
Nikon D2X
iso 400
1/320s
uncropped

Eastern Bluebird (male)
Nikon D40
iso 400
1/400s
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 08:04   #3
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The dreaded twig in the way shot. One I took this week that at least shows off the Sunagor teleneg.

Blue Tit
Camera : Canon 450D
Scope : Skywatcher 80ED
ISO800
1/250s
Sunagor 100-200mm 1.5X teleneg mounted close to camera
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 08:11   #4
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A very hard bird to photograph, due to they never stop darting around and they are officially the smallest bird in Britain. These are my best two of this bird, the quest continues for the perfect pose.


Goldcrest
Camera : Canon 450D
Scope : Skywatcher 80ED
ISO800
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Range 10m (33 feet)
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 08:20   #5
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I'm totally stunned by the results here, they rival top end dedicated manufacturer lenses!

If anyone has time could you provide a more detailed breakdown of how to use this equipment, ie do you require camera specific adapters, is it all manual focus etc. I'm seriously considering an investment.

In fact, having just searched for the celestron, it appears to have been discontinued. What would be the current alternative? Sorry about all the questions but I'd never even heard about this until today and I'm very excited!
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 08:42   #6
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Welcome Hyrax.

It's best to start a new thread as we'd like to keep this thread purely for images. There's another new thread started here where people will start to describe their set ups. In the UK the Skywatcher 80ED is the same as the Celestron 80ED and Orion 80ED. They are basically all the same scope with the exact same glass, just rebranded under different names.

It's all manual focus and all you need is a couple of adapters plus the scope, one is the 2" camera to scope adapter and the other is a 50mm extension tube in the back of the scope to allow you to reach focus from infinity down to around 9m.

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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 12:22   #7
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Some of my latest:

Black winged Stilt
Camera: D90
Scope: TL APO804
Exif :480mm F/6 1/1600 ISO 400

Blue tit (both shots)
Camera: D90
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Exif: 672mm F/8.4 1/1600 ISO800

Grey Heron
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Exif: 480mm F/6 1/2500 ISO400
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 17:33   #8
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Scope: Celestron 80ED f7.5 600mm
Camera: Olympus E-3
80mm extension tube

Hawfinch:
iso 800
1/400s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)
with flash fl50r+better beamer

Great tit:
iso 320
1/200s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)
with flash fl50r+better beamer

Blue tit:
iso 200
1/320s
uncropped

Siskin: (Olympus E-500)
iso 400
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uncropped

Bullfinch:
iso 200
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 20:12   #9
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Some stunning pics here folks,Fernando your B W Stilt is a stunner..
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Old Wednesday 16th March 2011, 23:59   #10
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Mourning Dove
Camera : Nikon D90
Scope : Orion 80ED with Vivitar 75-205mm 1.5X teleneg mounted close to camera
EXIF: ISO 640, 1/800s
No crop
Range about 30 feet
Levels adjusted, mild sharpening
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Old Thursday 17th March 2011, 01:12   #11
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Scope: Celestron 80ED f7.5 600mm
Camera: Olympus E-3
80mm extension tube

Wagtail:
iso 100
1/400s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

Blackbird
iso 100
1/500s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

Nuthatch
iso 400
1/250s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

not sure, some yellow songbird of sorts
iso 400
1/650s
square crop (4:3 - to 3:3)

Magpie
iso 400
1/400s
uncropped
Cango,
Great photos you get with your setup. The multi-colored bird is a European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), or as it's called in Sweden - Steglits.

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Old Thursday 17th March 2011, 03:15   #12
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SW 80ED
Canon 40D
77mm Ext Tubes
Max DSLR E-F Adapter

1st - Greylag Goose - ISO 640 1/1000th

2nd - Greylag Goose - ISO 640 1/1000th

3rd + 2xTC - Barn Owl ( at 190 Mtrs ) - ISO 400 1/250th

4th + 2xTC - Barn Owl ( at 190 Mtrs ) - ISO 640 1/800th
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Old Thursday 17th March 2011, 03:35   #13
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1st - Collared Dove - ISO 200 - 1/200th

2nd - House Sparrows - ISO 200 - 1/320th

3rd - Starling - ISO 200 - 1/640th

4th - Starling - ISO 200 - 1/200th

5th - Starling - ISO 100 - 1/640th
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Old Thursday 17th March 2011, 03:58   #14
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SW 80ED
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1st - Yellow Legged Gull - ISO 640 - 1/800th

2nd - Canada Geese - ISO 800 - 1/400th

3rd - Lapwing - ISO 800 - 1/1600th

4th - Lapwing - ISO 800 - 1/1600th
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Old Thursday 17th March 2011, 04:43   #15
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celestron 80ed
Olympus E-3

Hirundo rustica, juvinale
iso 400 1/500s

house sparrow, female
iso 400 1/500s

long tailed tit
iso 400 1/500s

Greenfinch
iso 400 1/500s

Nuthatch
iso 400 1/500s
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Robin
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ISO800
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Sunagor 100-200mm 1.5X teleneg mounted with 30mm macro tube between it and camera.
75mm extension in back of scope
First image uncropped and second image is a detail crop of the original.
Range 10m (33 feet)
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75mm extension in scope
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Range 10m (33 feet)
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Great photos you get with your setup. The multi-colored bird is a European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), or as it's called in Sweden - Steglits.

- Anders
Thanks.
Yes I know it's a goldfinch - I uploaded wrong (it was supposed to be a "yellow bird of sorts") but could not edit anymore (edit too much too soon, forumsoftware kicked me out...).

the goldfinch is iso 200 1/320/s.
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Celestron 80ed
olympus e-3

yellow, something
iso 400 1/640s
square crop

Anas platyrhynchos
iso320 1/500s

Greenfinch
iso 100 1/320s
uncropped

100% portion of greenfinch

Lanius collurio
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Since we are using Astro scopes, i thought i'd post a moon shot, just in case any fresh astroscopers were wondering

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Oooops

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I had posted a Moon photo on here and thought it didn't look that great, never tried using my Orion 100ED for this before this one time last fall. I got an email from Pete, I guess he gets updates of this thread and the link didn't work, a ghost post Sorry if anybody else got that. So here is what I had posted. The Moon shot was taken on my heavy Bogen tripod and Bogen 501 head Pentax K100DSuper ISO 200 1/500/s Excellent photos on here fellows.

Second Moon is what Pete on here "fixed" for me.
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Here's another moon - just a sliver
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