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Digiscoping a Rocket Launch from 3 miles+ with a Swarovski STX (1 Viewer)

John A Roberts

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Today I came across a 2017 report by Bill Jelen of using a Swarovski scope to record a Florida rocket launch

The rig consists of a 30-70x90mm Objective/ STX Eyepiece/ TLS APO 30 combo, together with a Canon 7D
The attached shot was taken with the scope at 30x, for a 900mm equivalent on the 7D

All the details are here: http://wereportspace.com/2017/02/23/photographing-rocket-launch-swarovski-optik-scope/

If this has been previously posted, please excuse the redundancy


EDIT: As always the devil's in the detail - of course it's a 95mm Objective (Thanks Pyrtle, my bad!)


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Old Berkshire Boy
Interesting article and subject though I read that it was a 95mm objective, ( could nor recollect a current 90mm scope ).

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