After playing around with odd astronomical photos over the last few years (lunar eclipse, comet Neowise, various planetary conjunctions) I decided that I needed to make things a bit easier.
Mars was passing fairly close to the Pleiades this year so a clear night gave an opportunity for a photograph, and a test of my new alt-az drive as a static camera mount. Continue reading
A nice clear night meant a chance to try out my nice new camera / telescope drive (alt-az) as a static mount. This photo was taken with a telephoto lens, 200mm fl, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec exposure, ISO 3200. I still need to do lots of playing around with settings to get the best results.