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Barry Brence's Blog – May 2011 Archive (2)

My first astrophoto............

My first digital photo of the moon was taken in 2006, but I actually started many, many years earlier.

In 1957, comet Arrend-Roland was bright in the sky. A friend of mine had a decent camera......can't remember exactly what it was. But we set it on a tripod and started clicking away with B&W film. Both of our dad's had… Continue

Added by Barry Brence on May 16, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

How did you get started in astrophotography?

And......if you knew then what you know now, would you do it all over again?

I think I probably started like most of hand-holding a point & shoot, cheapo digital camera up to the eyepiece of your telescope, at the moon. In my case it was a 6" Dob. I think I shot 30 or more frames that first time. Most of them were out of focus or not centered right, but a few just knocked my socks off. I was amazed it could be done!

That lead to some ill-fated attempts to… Continue

Added by Barry Brence on May 13, 2011 at 3:47pm — 7 Comments

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