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    I have got my canon T-Ring adapter and am awaiting arrival of a telescope that is at my In-Laws cabin up in the WV mountains to start to tinker with astrophotography. I am not sure of the Telescopes specs until it arrives but was wondering if anyone did this and can give me some pointers.
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    I don't do this with telescope, etc - just my lenses for things like star trails. I have read some of the information at the sites below:

    http://www.astropix.com/

    http://www.startrails.de/

    Good luck and don't forget to post some of the pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by mseigafuse View Post

    Good luck and don't forget to post some of the pics
    As soon as I get some they'll be up on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVCoalMiner View Post
    As soon as I get some they'll be up on here.
    I'd sure like to try some myself. Since there doesn't seem to be a lot of people doing it, hope you'll journal your success/failures as you get started and share the info with the rest of us.

    Done some moon pics with a regular lens but never used a real tele. Tried a few solar shots with dismal results too..

    Moon pics out HERE.

    Love to step past the moon shots some day.

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    I read a interesting article on astrophotography in Outdoor Photographer the other month, which might help. I tried some shots outside of Morgantown, but there was still too much light pollution. Let us know how it worked out for you. Also, where did you pick up the T-ring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Drill View Post
    . Also, where did you pick up the T-ring?
    I got it off of Ebay for like $20 or so.
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