More Telescoping


After one of Michelle’s colleagues saw some of the telescope photos that i had taken he offered us his telescope he had had for a long time but not ended up using. This telescope is a refactor telescope with lenses rather than mirrors so is generally better at solar system planet viewing than deep space, the tracking makes it easier to take pictures though.

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Telescope and Michelle Boot Camp

For Christmas Michelle got me a great unexpected gift of a telescope! It is a 76mm (3in) reflector (starter) telescope which came with a few basic Huygens lenses, I had a recommendation to get a new Plossl lens which is a much higher quality and made a huge improvement. I’ve also got a phone mount to mount my phone camera on each lens which gets some great shots. The important thing is to use the remote shutter to avoid the whole scope moving when pressing the shutter.

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