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    the maximum exposure on my canon is 30s which would be ok for a short ISS trail but you need the cable for longer plus the camera wont wobble with the camer - sorry about the FOV question Nut forgot to answer - but if you use the 18-55mm lens - it would have to be set on 18

    Like I said its all trial and error so dont be upset if it doesn't work first time - it rarely - does - has anyone played the movie on the link I posted - that blew me away _ i've seen detail on the ISS but that was awesome - just waiting for the next ISS/shuttle merge that would be a good photo to take :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 53208
    Like I said its all trial and error so dont be upset if it doesn't work first time - it rarely - does - has anyone played the movie on the link I posted - that blew me away _ i've seen detail on the ISS but that was awesome - just waiting for the next ISS/shuttle merge that would be a good photo to take :D
    yep absolutely AMAZING!
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    Of course one day I want this through the solar scope ( this is not my image)



    The ISS and Atlantis

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    O M G!!!!!!

    yeah ok, thats just a little bit special :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 53205
    ebay is great for the peripherals i have 3 spare batetries that cost me only a fiver for all three from hong kong awesome

    good luck mick - focusing is everything oh and use a low iso - around 200
    i didnt mean i got batteries for 15 quid i meant the cordless remote :)

    i think im gonna need as much help as i can get

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 53206
    Field of view will basically be a result of what lens you use... you want the widest one you have, zoomed out so you can see as much of the sky as possible.

    Remember that as Skywatcher says, infinity on the lenses ISNT turned all the way as you'd think, it's all the way and then inched back a bit



    completely overexposed as sir Skywatcher said... you'll see in the histogram everything bunched up towards the right of the screen so you've just lost all of the detail. This is why you could do with doing things manually and taking a few test shots :) but basically lower iso and/or open the shutter for less time



    yep

    If anyone doesmt have a remote shutter release, you may be able to use your cameras timed shutter release option if it has one... so set it to take a photo in 20 seconds say, leave it and voila

    ok the widest lens i have is the 17-35 sigma aspherical hsm

    ok im on the infinity part, hang on and i will show you :)
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    this is the 17-35, so would it need to be set to 17 and 8 as it is now

    sorry for the dumb ass Q'S

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    Skywatcher, thank you so very much for sharing your passion for space with us. We'd never know about these wonderful opportunities if you hadn't brought them to the "party." You're a terrific friend to all of us here.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 53211
    Of course one day I want this through the solar scope ( this is not my image)



    The ISS and Atlantis
    OMG thats awesome
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    That photo is totally WOW! Now I want a super duper massive zoom lens! I'm so techical today!
    I use bulb for fireworks shots. I just need to remember the tripod.
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    yep set it on 17 mick - manual focus. tonight when jupiter is out or you can see a couple of stars - go out and manually focus on the stars - this is not easy but when you get it - stop and don't touch it - its usually all the way to one end and back a bit - don't use autofocus

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