Astrophotography - Take 1

Posted by Yonatan (New York, United States) on 2 February 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

This type of photography is definitely a first for me.

My good friend Roger recently purchased an incredible telescope and I've had the pleasure of experiencing the outer limits of our world through its eyepiece.

Yesterday Roger bought a t-adapter which allows us to hook up my camera to the telescope. We bundled up and went outside with the goal of capturing some pictures of the moon. Of course, we picked one of the cloudiest nights to try this, but we managed to find some cloudless windows and capture a few shots worthy of showing off.

The telescope has multiple eyepieces which allow you to see with greater magnification. This is the least magnified view available and currently the only one that we are able to photograph with. With a higher degree of magnification, we were actually able to see Saturn, it's ring, and some of its moons! It was absolutely incredible. It's funny how you just forgot about the cold when you see such a sight.

I have no doubt that Roger and I will be making more attempts at photographing space. Keep your eye out.

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Thank you for taking some time to take a look at my photographs. I hope you enjoy your stop at my blog.

I invite you all to visit frequently and leave comments and feedback. I would really appreciate constructive criticism that will help me improve. You don't need to be a photographer to help me, tell me what you like and don't like. If you have any suggestions of interesting things to shoot or fun techniques to try I'd also love to know.

Best wishes,


Olympus E-510
1/180 second
ISO 200

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