# Stargazing 14mm reflector with a 900mm focal length

1. Jul 25, 2005

### zanazzi78

Here is a shot of the transit of venus as seen from Swansea, South Wales

i used a 114mm reflector wiht a 900mm focal lenght with a Mylar solar filter.
A universal t-mount fitter with a 20mm eye piece. mounted on the t mount was a Canon EOS 50E loaded with Fuji Superia XTRA ISO 200 film.

The exposure was 1/45th second taken at 0600hr UT,obviously on the 8 June 2004.

This was the first look i hade of the Transit, just after second contact, as it was a very cloudy day but i got lucky and managed to get 36 usable shots!

I had only been attempting astrophotography for about 2 mponths when this was taken.

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2. Jul 25, 2005

### zanazzi78

I thought id also sare the very first picture ive took. Apart from the croped image i`m very pleased with it

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3. Aug 3, 2005

### zanazzi78

The latest attempt the Summer Triangle (for ref. Vega lower left ... taken on the 1/8/2005)

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4. Aug 17, 2005

### cscott

Astrophotography is very pretty and was wondering where I could find high resolution images that I could use as a background.

5. Aug 17, 2005

### turbo

6. Aug 18, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

Sorry I missed this before...
What kind of camera/mount did you use for that? I recently bought a nice upper-mid level digital camera with 10x zoom and a big lens (like F2.8 even at 10x zoom) and up to 15s manual exposure. I'm hoping for some wide-field shots like that, but summer weather in PA means I haven't had a clear night in months...

7. Aug 18, 2005

### zanazzi78

8. Aug 19, 2005